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The 30 Under 30 magazine issue features five consecutive covers, spotlighting

Kevin Durant, Melanie Perkins, The Chainsmokers, Rachel Carlson, and 21 Savage

NEW YORK (December 3, 2019) – Forbes today released the ninth annual “30 Under 30list, featuring the latest class of 600 young entrepreneurs, risk-takers and game changers who are redefining what it means to innovate and lead by example.

The Forbes 30 Under 30 list Class of 2020, includes 30 honorees for each of the 20 categories. Each honoree under 30 years old was given an in-depth evaluation over the course of Forbes’ vetting process, leveraging the organization’s wide-reaching community of skilled reporters and trusted judges. Since the list’s inception nine years ago, Forbes has grown the 30 Under 30 alumni network to include more than 5,000 individuals throughout the world. Being named a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree carries a lifelong reputation of embodying the revolutionary, innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that the organization represents.

The 2020 list includes a diverse and unique class of individuals, with nearly half (48%) identifying as either an immigrant or first generation. This year New York beat out San Francisco, with 21% of honorees hailing from the big apple compared to 17% from San Francisco. The two cities were followed by Los Angeles (12%), Boston (6%) and Chicago (3%).

“Every year we are more and more inspired by the growing number of young people who have made it their mission to change the world through innovation, entrepreneurialism, and drive, and this year’s class is no exception,” said Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer, Forbes and creator of the Forbes Under 30 franchise. “The Forbes 30 Under 30 list has become the preeminent recognition for the most up-and-coming visionaries, game-changers and pioneers the world has to offer – and we can’t wait to see what they accomplish next.”

Each of the 20 categories has a featured call-out. The call-outs on the 2020 “30 Under 30” list include: Art & Style: Lauren Nouchi, Cofounder, Apparis; Education: Saad El Yamani, Cofounder, Ambi.school; Energy: Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes, Cofounder, Black Mountain Metals; Finance: Magdalena Kala, Vice President, Bain Capital; Food & Drink: Tara Bosch, Founder, SmartSweets; Games: Justin Stander, Founder, Askiisoft; Healthcare: Arthur Kuan, CEO, Cold Gensys; Hollywood & Entertainment: Cole Sprouse, Actor + Dylan Sprouse, Actor & Founder, All-Wise Meadery; Law & Policy: Varshini Prakash, Cofounder, Sunrise Movement; Manufacturing & Industry: Caleb Carr, Cofounder, Vita Inclinata Technologies; Marketing & Advertising: Erik Zamudio, Cofounder, Fooji; Media: Kevin Guo, Cofounder, Hive; Music, Normani;

Retail & Ecommerce: Jessie Zeng, Cofounder, Choosy; Science: Arturo Elizondo, Cofounder, Clara Foods; Social Entrepreneurs: Alyson Friedensohn, Cofounder, Modern Health; Sports: Bobby Wagner, Investor and Linebacker, Seattle Seahawks; Consumer Tech: Devon Townsend, Cofounder, Cameo; Enterprise Tech: Kanjun Qiu, Cofounder, Sourceress; and Venture Capital: Catharine Dockery, Founding Partner, Vice Ventures.

Over 15,000 online submissions were received for only 600 slots, making it a 4% acceptance rate. Forbes collaborated with expert judges in each category, including Tory Burch in Art & Style, Janet Napolitano in Education, Jeremy Liew in Consumer Tech, Tim Latimer in Energy, Wade Foster in Enterprise Tech, Bill Ackman in Finance, Lee Schrager in Food and Drink, Matt Booty in Games, Denise Hinton in Healthcare, Tituss Burgess in Hollywood & Entertainment, Carrie Goldberg in Law & Policy, Rick Gomez in Marketing & Advertising, Don Lemon in Media, Jean Case in Social Entrepreneurs, Adriana Arce in Music, Katie Rae in Science, Katrina Lake in Retail & Ecommerce, Skylar Diggins-Smith in Sports, and Neeraj Agrawal in Venture Capital to create a distinctive list of 600 youthful visionaries and disruptors all of whom represent the entrepreneurial spirit of the Forbes Under 30 franchise.

For the complete list, feature stories and exclusive videos, visit: www.forbes.com/30under30 .

ON THE COVER:

  • Melanie Perkins – Melanie raised one of Australia’s largest early stage investment rounds as CEO of Canva, a disruptive online design and publishing tool. Canva has been growing rapidly since its launch in August 2013 and is now empowering millions of people across from every corner of the globe to create great designs and reach their goals, whether that's landing a job with a stylish resume, getting their business off the ground by creating great marketing materials or connecting with their community by designing great social media graphics. Previously, Melanie founded her first company, Fusion Books, an online design system for schools to create their yearbooks. Fusion Books is now the largest yearbook publisher in Australia and recently expanded to France and New Zealand.
  • Kevin Durant – Kevin Durant is a 12-year NBA veteran who plays for the Brooklyn Nets. He is a 2x NBA Champion and Finals MVP; having also won an NBA MVP Award, four NBA scoring titles, two Olympic gold medals, two NBA All-Star Game MVP Awards, and an NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He is also a ten-time NBA All-Star. Off the court, Durant is co-founder and partner of Thirty Five Ventures. Thirty Five Ventures includes his diverse investment portfolio, including companies such as Postmates, Acorns, Overtime, and Coinbase; the media and creative development arm; and the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation. Durant received the season long NBA Cares Community Assist and ESPN Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian awards in 2018.
  • The Chainsmokers – Grammy® Award-winning and Billboard Chart topping artist/producer duo, The Chainsmokers, have evolved into a dominating musical force with a diverse repertoire of songs that have led them to become one of music’s hottest recording acts. Comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, their signature sound deftly reaches across indie, progressive and pop realms. They have developed some of the biggest breakthrough songs over the course of the last few years.
  • Rachel Carlson – Cofounded by Carlson in 2015, Guild sits at the intersection of three groups: companies such as Chipotle looking offer education-as-a-benefit to employees, adult learners interested in upping their credentials, and U.S. universities attempting to outgrow their online student body. Using the platform, students can take classes and enroll in accredited programs and degrees from schools such as University of Denver and Purdue Global. Carlson's background includes an MBA, MA and BA from Stanford University and a stint in the Obama White House in the Office of Presidential Personnel.
  • 21 Savage – Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum rapper and philanthropist, 21 Savage left an indelible mark on hip-hop as a true original. His full-length debut, Issa Album, clinched #2 behind Jay-Z's 4:44 on the Billboard 200, earned a gold certification from the RIAA, and garnered widespread acclaim from Pitchfork, XXL, and more. Since 2016, 21 Savage has also hosted the annual "Issa Back to School Drive" in his home neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, an event which provides students with free haircuts, hairstyles, supplies, and school uniforms.

Forbes Under 30

Forbes’ Under 30 is a global platform, which comprises Forbes Under 30 lists featuring young game changers published in print and online all over the world; live summits in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Israel; and an Under 30 channel on Forbes.com. To access Forbes magazine’s 2020 30 Under 30 list, please visit: www.forbes.com/30under30/#/.

For the complete 30 Under 30 package, visit: www.forbes.com/30-under-30/2020/

Join the conversation on social, using: #ForbesUnder30

Media Contact

 Christina Vega, [email protected]

Jocelyn Swift, [email protected]

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2020 List Highlights 600 Young Innovators and Trendsetters Who Are Changing the World

The 30 Under 30 magazine issue features five consecutive covers, spotlighting

Kevin Durant, Melanie Perkins, The Chainsmokers, Rachel Carlson, and 21 Savage

NEW YORK (December 3, 2019) – Forbes today released the ninth annual “30 Under 30list, featuring the latest class of 600 young entrepreneurs, risk-takers and game changers who are redefining what it means to innovate and lead by example.

The Forbes 30 Under 30 list Class of 2020, includes 30 honorees for each of the 20 categories. Each honoree under 30 years old was given an in-depth evaluation over the course of Forbes’ vetting process, leveraging the organization’s wide-reaching community of skilled reporters and trusted judges. Since the list’s inception nine years ago, Forbes has grown the 30 Under 30 alumni network to include more than 5,000 individuals throughout the world. Being named a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree carries a lifelong reputation of embodying the revolutionary, innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that the organization represents.

The 2020 list includes a diverse and unique class of individuals, with nearly half (48%) identifying as either an immigrant or first generation. This year New York beat out San Francisco, with 21% of honorees hailing from the big apple compared to 17% from San Francisco. The two cities were followed by Los Angeles (12%), Boston (6%) and Chicago (3%).

“Every year we are more and more inspired by the growing number of young people who have made it their mission to change the world through innovation, entrepreneurialism, and drive, and this year’s class is no exception,” said Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer, Forbes and creator of the Forbes Under 30 franchise. “The Forbes 30 Under 30 list has become the preeminent recognition for the most up-and-coming visionaries, game-changers and pioneers the world has to offer – and we can’t wait to see what they accomplish next.”

Each of the 20 categories has a featured call-out. The call-outs on the 2020 “30 Under 30” list include: Art & Style: Lauren Nouchi, Cofounder, Apparis; Education: Saad El Yamani, Cofounder, Ambi.school; Energy: Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes, Cofounder, Black Mountain Metals; Finance: Magdalena Kala, Vice President, Bain Capital; Food & Drink: Tara Bosch, Founder, SmartSweets; Games: Justin Stander, Founder, Askiisoft; Healthcare: Arthur Kuan, CEO, Cold Gensys; Hollywood & Entertainment: Cole Sprouse, Actor + Dylan Sprouse, Actor & Founder, All-Wise Meadery; Law & Policy: Varshini Prakash, Cofounder, Sunrise Movement; Manufacturing & Industry: Caleb Carr, Cofounder, Vita Inclinata Technologies; Marketing & Advertising: Erik Zamudio, Cofounder, Fooji; Media: Kevin Guo, Cofounder, Hive; Music, Normani;

Retail & Ecommerce: Jessie Zeng, Cofounder, Choosy; Science: Arturo Elizondo, Cofounder, Clara Foods; Social Entrepreneurs: Alyson Friedensohn, Cofounder, Modern Health; Sports: Bobby Wagner, Investor and Linebacker, Seattle Seahawks; Consumer Tech: Devon Townsend, Cofounder, Cameo; Enterprise Tech: Kanjun Qiu, Cofounder, Sourceress; and Venture Capital: Catharine Dockery, Founding Partner, Vice Ventures.

Over 15,000 online submissions were received for only 600 slots, making it a 4% acceptance rate. Forbes collaborated with expert judges in each category, including Tory Burch in Art & Style, Janet Napolitano in Education, Jeremy Liew in Consumer Tech, Tim Latimer in Energy, Wade Foster in Enterprise Tech, Bill Ackman in Finance, Lee Schrager in Food and Drink, Matt Booty in Games, Denise Hinton in Healthcare, Tituss Burgess in Hollywood & Entertainment, Carrie Goldberg in Law & Policy, Rick Gomez in Marketing & Advertising, Don Lemon in Media, Jean Case in Social Entrepreneurs, Adriana Arce in Music, Katie Rae in Science, Katrina Lake in Retail & Ecommerce, Skylar Diggins-Smith in Sports, and Neeraj Agrawal in Venture Capital to create a distinctive list of 600 youthful visionaries and disruptors all of whom represent the entrepreneurial spirit of the Forbes Under 30 franchise.

For the complete list, feature stories and exclusive videos, visit: www.forbes.com/30under30 .

ON THE COVER:

  • Melanie Perkins – Melanie raised one of Australia’s largest early stage investment rounds as CEO of Canva, a disruptive online design and publishing tool. Canva has been growing rapidly since its launch in August 2013 and is now empowering millions of people across from every corner of the globe to create great designs and reach their goals, whether that's landing a job with a stylish resume, getting their business off the ground by creating great marketing materials or connecting with their community by designing great social media graphics. Previously, Melanie founded her first company, Fusion Books, an online design system for schools to create their yearbooks. Fusion Books is now the largest yearbook publisher in Australia and recently expanded to France and New Zealand.
  • Kevin Durant – Kevin Durant is a 12-year NBA veteran who plays for the Brooklyn Nets. He is a 2x NBA Champion and Finals MVP; having also won an NBA MVP Award, four NBA scoring titles, two Olympic gold medals, two NBA All-Star Game MVP Awards, and an NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He is also a ten-time NBA All-Star. Off the court, Durant is co-founder and partner of Thirty Five Ventures. Thirty Five Ventures includes his diverse investment portfolio, including companies such as Postmates, Acorns, Overtime, and Coinbase; the media and creative development arm; and the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation. Durant received the season long NBA Cares Community Assist and ESPN Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian awards in 2018.
  • The Chainsmokers – Grammy® Award-winning and Billboard Chart topping artist/producer duo, The Chainsmokers, have evolved into a dominating musical force with a diverse repertoire of songs that have led them to become one of music’s hottest recording acts. Comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, their signature sound deftly reaches across indie, progressive and pop realms. They have developed some of the biggest breakthrough songs over the course of the last few years.
  • Rachel Carlson – Cofounded by Carlson in 2015, Guild sits at the intersection of three groups: companies such as Chipotle looking offer education-as-a-benefit to employees, adult learners interested in upping their credentials, and U.S. universities attempting to outgrow their online student body. Using the platform, students can take classes and enroll in accredited programs and degrees from schools such as University of Denver and Purdue Global. Carlson's background includes an MBA, MA and BA from Stanford University and a stint in the Obama White House in the Office of Presidential Personnel.
  • 21 Savage – Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum rapper and philanthropist, 21 Savage left an indelible mark on hip-hop as a true original. His full-length debut, Issa Album, clinched #2 behind Jay-Z's 4:44 on the Billboard 200, earned a gold certification from the RIAA, and garnered widespread acclaim from Pitchfork, XXL, and more. Since 2016, 21 Savage has also hosted the annual "Issa Back to School Drive" in his home neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, an event which provides students with free haircuts, hairstyles, supplies, and school uniforms.

Forbes Under 30

Forbes’ Under 30 is a global platform, which comprises Forbes Under 30 lists featuring young game changers published in print and online all over the world; live summits in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Israel; and an Under 30 channel on Forbes.com. To access Forbes magazine’s 2020 30 Under 30 list, please visit: www.forbes.com/30under30/#/.

For the complete 30 Under 30 package, visit: www.forbes.com/30-under-30/2020/

Join the conversation on social, using: #ForbesUnder30

Media Contact

 Christina Vega, [email protected]

Jocelyn Swift, [email protected]

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