Just because they’re young bucks, doesn’t mean they don’t have grown success
The young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs on our annual listing of the 30 under 30 are impatient to change the world. In each of 15 categories, ranging from technology to Hollywood to social entrepreneurs, FORBES editors and reporters worked with panels of expert judges to choose the field’s brightest stars under the age of 30. In sum they represent the entrepreneurial, creative and intellectual best of their generation. Individually, they are surprising, engaging, and hard working.
Since this is our second go at 30 under 30, there are some returnees from last year. Some are household names like Mark Zuckerberg, Lady Gaga and LeBron James, while others like Danielle Fong and Alexander Wang are superstars in their own realms. Fong, 25, is the cofounder of LightSail Energy, which is working to use compressed air to store energy cheaply and cleanly, recently raised more than $37 million from the likes of Bill Gates and Peter Thiel. Fashion wonder Alexander Wang, 29, was just named creative director at French house Balenciaga.
How good are we at picking tomorrow’s stars? Pretty good if last year’s list is any indication. Kevin Systrom, last year’s poster boy for the social and mobile category, sold his company to Facebook for $1 billion in April. British singer Adele, 24, went six for six in the 2012 Grammy Awards–and had a baby in November. New York City’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot, 28, proved to be a hero-of-sorts during Hurricane Sandy in October when millions relied on the city’s social media feeds for vital information.
If you made this list, then you are DEFINITELY doing something right with your life.
This list is in NO particular order, the artists were not “ranked”.
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Frank Ocean, 25
Kendrick Lamar, 25
Mac Miller, 20
Wiz Khalifa, 25
Justin Bieber, 18
Lady Gaga, 26
Bruno Mars, 27