It’s quite a special thing to be part of Forbes’ prestigious “30 Under 30” list, but us Asians have a hard time making it to the roll, considering the hundreds of other luminaries across other continents.
This year however, Asia’s young superstars and powerhouses got the feature they deserve in the first ever “30 Under 30 Asia” list. Starring 300 of the best minds across a gamut of industries under the age of 30, the works of Asia’s young entrepreneurs and social leaders get recognised and celebrated in the inaugural catalogue. The release coincides with a summit here on May 19.
Some names that cropped up in the list should of course be very familiar to most, with the likes of the 9GAG founders, K-Pop superstar G-Dragon and actor Liam Hemsworth getting nods. Of course, young Singaporeans are just as accomplished too for their contribution to the changing landscape of business, technology, media, culture and more. Here are the names of fellow compatriots who made it to the list this year:
Clara Yee / Singapore: Inside Out
Rachel Lim / Love, Bonito
Sylvia Chan + Ryan Tan / Night Owl Cinematics
Pocket Sun / SoGal Ventures
Mohamed Abbas / Onelyst
Markus Gnirck / Startupbootcamp FinTech
Cynthia Siantar / Call Levels
Dian Guan / PatSnap
Cameron Priest / TradeGecko
Rifeng Gao + Ernest Sim + Isaac Tan + Yi Sung Yong / Grain
Chang Wen Lai / Ninja Logistics
Neo Mei Lin / NUS Research Fellow
Wai Jia Tam / MOH Holdings Medical Officer
Daniel Tan / DeNova Sciences
Jian Zuo / Entrepreneur, Doctor
Subscribe to The Coconuts Podcast for top trending news and pop culture from Southeast Asia and Hong Kong every Friday!