The Forbes ’30 Under 30′ list is every young entrepreneur, innovator, creative and game changer’s ultimate #goals. The annual list celebrates the optimism, passion, formidability and boldness of youth, across 20 various industries.
While traditionally, Forbes ’30 Under 30′ was originally inspired by young business owners, millennial founders and funders, and entertainers, the list is increasingly including less conventional rising stars.
An example is 17-year-old glamour model, James Charles, who became an ‘overnight success’ when he was chosen to become the first male CoverGirl spokesperson, alongside American pop star, Katy Perry, on October 11, 2016. The Internet celebrity and YouTube star has over 1.2 million Instagram followers, whilst well over 500,000 people subscribe to his popular YouTube page.
Another young star who made massive waves in 2016 unsurprisingly topped the ’30 Under 30′ list: Kylie Jenner. At just 19 year’s old, Kylie is the founder of mega successful company, Kylie Cosmetics, with her $29 Lip Kits selling out only minutes upon release. Forbes estimates she’s the second-highest annual earner in her family, right under older sister, Kim Kardashian.
Another 19-year-old who made the list – much to no one’s shock – is star of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Simone Biles. Biles is a four-time Olympic gold medal winner, as well as a ten-time world championship gold medalist (10 times!), making her one of the most decorated female gymnasts in history – as well as a big deal on the Internet. Her list of endorsements include Kellogg’s, Nike and Hershey’s, but it doesn’t stop there. The athletic star owns her own line of gymnastic equipment.