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Golden Locks: The Most Valuable Bangs In Tech

A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? Bangs.

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It's late August — which means, for all intents and purposes, nothing is happening in technology until the iPhone launches in early September.

Earnings are done, products are launched, billionaires have made their moves, and now everyone is holding their collective breaths until Sept. 10, when Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone as well as its long-waited cheaper iPhone.

So, let's talk about bangs. Not bang like Bang With Friends, or bang like a judge banging a gavel, but rather the most important bangs of all: the ones on your head.

It seems that an unusually high number of tech bigwigs have embraced bangs. Here, in no particular order, are the 13 executives with the most powerful and valuable bangs in tech. There's no need to hide their luscious locks under hoodies for this group.

2. Andrew Mason, former CEO of Groupon

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Mason managed to keep both his sense of humor and his amazing bangs after getting unceremoniously fired from Groupon, the company he founded and built into what was once dubbed the fastest-growing business in the world.

9. Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn

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If there were a job on the social-networking site that required bangs as a condition of employment, Hoffman would be a lock.

Matthew Lynley is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News in San Francisco. Lynley reports on Silicon Valley and the tech industry.

Contact Matthew Lynley at matthew.lynley@buzzfeed.com.

Matthew Zeitlin is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Zeitlin reports on Wall Street and big banks.

Contact Matthew Zeitlin at matt.zeitlin@buzzfeed.com.

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