Meet The Forbes 30 Under 30 For 2021
They’re changing the game.
To close out the year, Forbes have released their 30 Under 30 list for 2021. The collective consists of 600 young entertainers, activists, scientists, innovators, and more.
The group feature in 20 different categories- including social media, games, healthcare, and sports.
Decided by an accomplished panel of judges (um, hello Taylor Swift!), each honoree has demonstrated an extraordinary work ethic and have accomplished a variety of goals throughout 2020.
Standout names include Tiktok sisters Charli (16) and Dixie (19) D’Amelio in the Social Media category, who topped the Forbes list of highest earning Tiktokers this summer and have amassed a combined 146 million followers on the app.
Arguably the biggest breakout star of 2020, Doja Cat, 25, features in the Music category. Her infectious viral hit Say So from her 2019 album Hot Pink has gathered 500 million Spotify plays. Nominated for a 2021 Best New Artist Grammy, the year ahead is shaping up beautifully for Doja.
Where would we be, if not for our incredible healthcare workers? At just 16 years old, Thomas Khairy conducted research with the Montreal Heart Institute and found that recycled pacemakers and defibrillators did not carry an increased risk of infection compared to new devices. This could be ground-breaking for impoverished countries. Thanks to his ground-breaking research, Thomas makes a well-deserved appearance in the Health category.
In the Art and Style category, author Hafsah Faizal (27) appears for her enchanting fantasy novel We Hunt The Flame. Hafsah made history as the first niqabi author to feature on the New York Times bestsellers list. She also founded IceyDesigns, which offers website design and homeware goods.
As if we weren’t impressed enough, the honorees raised a combined $1bn of venture funding, brightening up world prospects in 2021. We can’t wait to see what they do next.
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