Meet The 2017 Class Of 30 Under 30

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Class of 2017 (clockwise from the top): Tyler Oakley and Emily Motayed. Candice Galek, James Heller … [+]

Forbes 30 Under 30 2017 represents the ultimate gathering of America’s most innovative and influential young change-makers. The Forbes 30 Under 30 2017 is the definitive gathering of today’s top young innovators and change-makers in the U.S.

This list was inspired in part by the rising tide of tech entrepreneurs who are making big waves and making more money. These young people are well-suited for the fast-paced, entrepreneurial digital world they are accustomed to.

It’s an inspiring group. It is a great group. Margot Robbie, five time Pro Bowler Von Miller, Gallant, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Wesley Lowery are among the 600-strong list. This year’s 600-strong list includes social media stars Kylie Jenner and Tyler Oakley. Also, Gallant, a five-time Pro Bowler Von Miller, and Wesley Lowery, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.

Hashimoto, a twenty five-year-old, started HashiCorp to develop open-source software. Venture funding has brought in $34.7 million. HashiCorp is a blue-chip company with customers like eBay, Disney, and PayPal. Dinh (a twenty-four year old gaming legend) is North America’s top team in Tencent’s League of Legends. His YouTube channel has more than 120 million subscribers.

They are part a 24-karat company. Around 4,000 people are members of the 30 under 30 community from around the world, from the U.S. to Europe to Asia.

A brief overview of the process:

There are 20 categories, and 30 honorees. Finance, Food & Drink. Healthcare. Law & Policy. Manufacturing & Industry. Marketing & advertising Media. Music. Science. Social Entrepreneurs. Sports. Venture Capital. Now you can sort through our editorial cut: All-Star alumni and immigrants as well as celebrities and youngest.

With 15,000+ nominations this year and only 600 spots, There was fierce competition. We sort through all the nominations and pass them on to 50 staff reporters.

We work closely with 80 A-list judges in every section: Phil Knight and James Harden, T. Boone Pickens (both in Sports) and Anne Wojcicki (both in Healthcare); Jason Derulo and Alex Guarnaschelli both in Food & Drink; John Collison in Consumer Tech’ Christian Siriano Art & Style and Randall Lane; Randall Lane, Randall Lane, Randall Lane, Randall Lane, Randall Lane, Randall Lane, Randall Lane, Randall Lane; FORBES Magazine Editor Randall Lane; FORBES Magazine publisher Randall Lane; FORBES mag editor Randall Lane; FORBES Mag editor Randall Lane; FORBESmag editor Randall Lane; FORBES mag editor Randall Lane; FORBES Mag editor Randall Lane; FORBESmag editor Randall & FORBES & FORBES & FORBES & FORBES & FORBES & FORBES & FORBe magazine Publisher Randall Lane & FORBES editor Randall Lane & FORBES mag editor Randall Lane & FORBESMagazine magazine Publisher Randall Lane & FORBESmag Editor Randall Lane & FORBESmag editor Randall Lane & FORBES editor Randall Lane & FORBESmagazine magazine Publisher Randall Lane & FORBES editor Randall Lane & FORBES editor Randall Lane & FORBES editor Randall Lane & FORBES editor Randall & FORBES editor Randall Lane & FORBES editor Randall Lane & FORBES editor Randall Lane & forBES editor Randall Lane & FORBES editor Randall Lane & FORBES editor Randall Lane & FORBES & FORBES editor Randall Lane & FORBES editor Randall Lane & FORBES editor Randall Lane &

Under 30 2017 by the Numbers:

50% and more cofounders/founders

57% of people start businesses to solve a problem. 27% of people want to make an impact in the world.

75% (39%) of the population lives on or works on both the East and West Coasts. 39% are from the West Coast, 36% from the East Coast.

1.6% are immigrants hailing from 44 countries

The five universities with the highest attendance are Harvard University and MIT. New York University, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, and New York University also have high attendance.

No. Elon Muss is the most admired dream mentor. Bill Gates and Barack Obama are also highly respected.

Nearly half (49%) of millennials refer to themselves as innovators.

Nearly half (48%) of people who describe success say they have the ability to achieve their potential and enjoy what they do. (also 48%) Only 4 percent seek fame or fortune.

35% of entrepreneurs think Grit is the most important quality. Passion (21%) follows.

The three most popular apps are Instagram and Slack.

Credits: Editors: Caroline Howard, Natalie Sportelli

Reporters Susan Adams. Madeline Berg. Keren Blankfeld. Kathleen Chaykowski. Christopher Denhart. Kathryn Dill. David Ewalt. Christopher Denhart. Christopher Denhart. Christopher Denhart. Christopher Denhart. Christopher Denhart. Christopher Denhart. Christopher Denhart. Christopher Denhart. Kathryn Dill. Christopher Denhart. Christopher Denhart. Christopher Denhart. Christopher Helman. Alex Knapp. Alex Knoepp. Alex Konrad. Alex Helman. Alex Perez.

Product: Salah Zalatimo, Nina Gould, Uyen Cao, Tom Conroy, Kai Hecker, Andrew Huang, Emily Inverso, Ariana Santana, Dmitri Slavinski, Louie Torres, Kayla Brizo

Video: Kirsten Taggart; Tim Pierson, Morgan Sun, Meghan Christensen, Brian Petchers, Greg Andersson, Margaret Leigh Sinrod, Chad McClymonds, Matt Kang, Amanda Tallini, Jon Palmer

Design/Photography/Style: Bob Mansfield; Robyn Selman, Merrilee Barton, Sarah Bonk, Michele Hadlow, Gail Toivanen; Joseph DeAcitas, Juan Benson

Research: Susan Radlauer (director), Sarah Munir, Yizhu Wang

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