Meet the Forbes Under-30 Class of 2022
Our Forbes Under 30 course for the 10th anniversary is about to define the next decade – and beyond.
We published the first edition of Forbes 30 Under 30 ten years ago, with a clear goal: to identify the new guard, the young innovators, pioneers and disruptors who are reshaping our world. This first list included names like Kevin Systrom, whose Instagram company had only seven employees; Lena Dunham, who had yet to debut on HBO Girls; Daniel Ek, which had just launched Spotify in the United States; journalist Ronan Farrow, years before exhibiting Harvey Weinstein in the New Yorker; and actor Donald glover, then best known as an actor in cult comedy Community.
Much of 2022 was freshly created by this group in 2012. Ten years from now, it’s a safe bet that we will all be living in a new world imagined today by the 600 entrepreneurs, innovators and artists who make up our 10th anniversary. . to classify.
Some highlights from this year’s class: Arizona Suns star Devin Booker, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard who is one of six players in NBA history to have a 70-point game and who helped the Suns win their first conference title in 28 years last season. He joins familiar faces like musicians Jack Harlow and Olivia Rodrigo, and actors Miranda Cosgrove and Bella Thorne.
There are also a lot of people you don’t know, but you should. There’s Tarek Mansour, 25, a first-generation Lebanese American whose startup Kalshi is the first federally regulated event-based trading exchange in US history. There’s also Celine Halioua, 27, who heads the Cellular Longevity biotechnology that has identified compounds that help prevent undue aging and cancer in dogs (and shows promise in helping humans down the line).
All of the winners of the Forbes Under 30 Class of 2022 have defied the odds: navigating a global pandemic, supply chain tightening and isolation to build resilient, world-changing businesses. They’ve been reviewed by seasoned Forbes writers and top judges (ranging from Midas Listers to Miley Cyrus). A breakdown of this year’s record list is below – and be sure to check out the full list here.
30 LESS THAN 30 2022 IN FIGURES
$ 1 billion +
SELF-IDENTITY AS A PERSON OF COLOR
1% non-binary, 38% female and 61% male.
GENERATION Z (24 OR YOUNGER)
New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Miami and Chicago.
Over $ 10 million
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