Forbes 30 Under 30

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Forbes 30 Under 30 is a set of lists issued annually by Forbes magazine and some of its regional editions. The American lists recognize 600 business and industry figures, with 30 selected in twenty industries each. Asia and Europe also each have ten categories, while Africa has a single list of 30 people. Forbes hosts associated conferences and a section of its website called Under 30.

History[edit]

Forbes launched its 30 Under 30 list in 2011. By 2016, the nominations for the list had reached more than 15,000, with Forbes editors selecting 30 winners for each of 20 categories.[1]

Over time, Forbes has expanded the feature to establish continental lists for Asia,[2] Europe (launched in 2016),[3][4] and Africa.[5]

Forbes also uses the Under 30 name for a dedicated channel on its website, associated with a 30 Under 30 social media app.[6] The Washington Post reports the channel aims to provide "millennial-focused programming to the magazine's many influential consumers."[7] The social media app is a collaboration with Tinder via previous 30 Under 30 honoree Sean Rad, cofounder and president of Tinder.[8]

Conferences[edit]

In addition to the magazine feature, Forbes hosts an annual 30 Under 30 Summit;[9] in 2014 and 2015, the summit was held in Philadelphia,[10] with Monica Lewinsky making headlines[11][12] at the first summit for her address on cyberbullying.[13] The 2016 and 2017 summits were both held in October in Boston.[14] Organizers include previous 30 Under 30 honorees chef Chris Coombs, Boston mayoral aide Dan Koh, and pediatric oncology professor Cigall Kadoch.[15]

In April 2016, Forbes held its first 30 Under 30 international summit, focused on Europe, the Middle East and Africa and taking place in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.[16] Speakers included Monica Lewinsky, Shimon Peres and Okieriete Onaodowan.[17] Onaodowan was a 2016 honoree on the 30 Under 30 Hollywood & Entertainment list for his portrayal of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Hamilton.[18]

Criticism[edit]

The 30 Under 30 list has drawn some criticism,[19] including for under-recognition of young racial minorities and women. The Root observed that 29 of 30 journalists honored on the inaugural media list in 2011 were white, and none black or Latino.[20] Elle South Africa noted the gender imbalance of the 2014 lists, asking, "Where are the women?"[21] Demographics of the Forbes selections have continued to draw interest; Poynter reported the 2015 Media list had 18 women, the most in the list's five-year history.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buczkowski, Brianna (6 January 2016). "Forbes annual '30 under 30' lists boasts the best and the..." Red Alert Politics. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Garcia, Pia (February 26, 2016). "10 Filipinos honored by Forbes in first 30 Under 30 Asia list". CNN Philippines. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ Adejobi, Alicia (January 19, 2016). "Forbes 30 Under 30: Adele and Andy Murray named among most influential young Europeans". International Business Times. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ Burrell, Ian (24 January 2016). "Will Donald Trump or Forbes triumph in the battle of the brands?". The Independent (UK). Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Sanchez, Dana (June 6, 2016). "Spotlight On Forbes Africa's 30 Under 30: How A 15-Year-Old Founded A Top SA YouTube Channel". AFK Insider. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  6. ^ Sutton, Kelsey (November 2, 2015). "Forbes launches 'Under 30' channel to try and reach millennials". Politico. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  7. ^ O'Connell, Ryan (October 22, 2014). "Forbes, Velocity Launch Under 30 Digital Channel Aimed at Millennial Audiences". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  8. ^ Solomon, Daina Beth (August 6, 2015). "Tinder creates business networking app with Forbes". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  9. ^ Juul, Matt (July 19, 2016). "Forbes's Under 30 Summit to Bring Jessica Alba, Other Big Stars to Boston". Boston Magazine. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  10. ^ Arvedlund, Erin; Terruso, Julia (March 9, 2016). "30 Under 30 Summit moving to Boston". Philly.com. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  11. ^ Cillizza, Chris (October 20, 2015). "How Monica Lewinsky changed politics". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  12. ^ Associated Press (October 21, 2014). "Monica Lewinsky says she was cyberbullying's 'patient zero'". The Boston Globe. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  13. ^ Heil, Emily (October 20, 2014). "Monica Lewinsky breaks her silence … again. This time, it could take". The Washington Post. 
  14. ^ Woodward, Curt (March 7, 2016). "Forbes to bring Under 30 summit to Boston - The Boston Globe". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  15. ^ Johnston, Katie (March 10, 2016). "Forbes' '30 under 30' conference will get a culinary bite". Boston Globe. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  16. ^ Elis, Niv (October 6, 2015). "Israel to host first international 'Under 30' Forbes Summit". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  17. ^ JTA (April 7, 2016). "At Forbes conference in Israel, listening to Monica Lewinsky". Times of Israel. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  18. ^ Viagas, Robert (January 5, 2016). "Hamilton Actors on Forbes' "30 Under 30" Power List". Playbill. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  19. ^ Daly, Annie (March 9, 2015). "Why '30 Under 30' and other age-based lists are actually terrible". New York Post. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  20. ^ Prince, Richard (25 December 2011). "No Blacks, Latinos on Forbes' Under-30 List". The Root. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  21. ^ "FORBES' 30 UNDER 30: WHERE ARE THE WOMEN?". Elle South Africa. January 19, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  22. ^ Hare, Kristin (January 5, 2015). "Forbes' 30 under 30 list includes 18 women — 'the most ever'". Poynter. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 

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