Forbes has released their annual "30 Under 30" list of the most influential young entrepreneurs who are shaping our world in 2020. The list covers 30 people across each of 20 categories. While many of us are very familiar with the more famous members, like Hunter Schafer, Normani, and Lili Reinhart, Forbes also featured future shapers in: Art & Style, Consumer Technology, Education, Energy, Enterprise Technology, Finance, Food & Drink, Games, Healthcare, Law & Policy, Manufacturing & Industry, Marketing & Advertising, Media, Retail & Commerce, Science, Social Entrepreneurship, Sports, and Venture Capital.
When asked by Forbes who their dream mentors would be, the U30 members chose Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Michelle Obama, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Barack Obama. Their favorite apps were Google Maps, Spotify, Twitter, Instagram, Gmail, and Slack. Most of the U30 members work an average of 66 hours per week, are optimistic about our political future, and think that being under 30 is an advantage. Plus, 48 percent of the influential list are either first generation or immigrants. Ahead, we've highlighted a few names you need to know from The Forbes 2020 30 under 30 list, including some of our favorite actors, musicians, and some incredible young women in the fields of marketing, media, and venture capital that are behind the big brands and ideas that we know and love.