Forbes has released its annual list of the biggest “entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers” who fall under the age of 30—and you definitely know some of their names. Kylie Jenner, 19, Margot Robbie, 26, Evan Rachel Wood, 29, Hillary Duff, 29, Samira Wiley, 29, and Elle Fanning, 18, are among the 600 honorees who made the cut.
Jenner, recognized for the success of her Kylie Cosmetics line, falls under the category of Retail & E-commerce, where she’s accompanied by founders like Lauren Kassan of The Wing and Amber Venz Box of LikeToKnowIt. Her quick-to-sell-out Lip Kits, which retail at $29 each, reportedly brought in seven figures in 2016. Now the teen is the second-highest earner in her family after Kim Kardashian, according to Forbes’ estimates.
There are many familiar faces in the Hollywood & Entertainment realm, like actress Margot Robbie, who had a big year thanks to her work in The Legend of Tarzan and Suicide Squad and her own production company, LuckyChap Entertainment. Evan Rachel Wood is also in the rankings, due to her starring role in Westworld, which saw the most-watched debut season on HBO ever.
Hillary Duff makes the list due to her role in Younger and upcoming sixth studio album; Samira Wiley gets a nod for starring in You’re the Worst and The Handmaid’s Tale after appearing in Orange is the New Black; and rising star Elle Fanning is in the mix, too. Others include Mia Wasikowsa, 27, Saturday Night Live’s first-ever Latina member Melissa Villaseñor, 29, and future young Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich, 27. YouTube and Vine stars are also included, such as Tyler Oakley, 27, and Cameron Dallas, 22.
The ongoing rise of digital media helped place internet sensations on the list, including beauty and fashion bloggers. Viral vlogger Bethany Mota, 21, WeWoreWhat’s Danielle Bernstein, 24, and Instagram beauty sensation-turned CoverBoy James Charles, 17, are all under the Art & Style category.
The music division features plenty of artists who dominated the radio waves last year, including Daya, 18, Desiigner, 19, Alessia Cara, 20, Lil Yachty, 19, Troye Sivan, 21, Justine Skye, 21, Tory Lanez, 24, and Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers, 27. But the list isn’t only about the stars—there are some major behind-the-scenes players, too. Halsey’s managers (Jason Aron, 28, and Anthony Li), The Weeknd’s creative director La Mar Taylor, 26, and Rihanna songwriter Bibi Bourelli, 22, also made the cut.
If this year’s list taught us anything, it’s that the future is looking very bright. See all of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Class of 2017 here.
By Harper’s Bazaar