2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List: Class Of 2021
Forbes announced today its sixth annual 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List: Class Of 2021 list, featuring 300 young entrepreneurs, leaders and trailblazers across Asia, all under the age of 30, who are braving the challenging environment brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and finding new opportunities amidst the new normal. The Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Class of 2021 features bright and innovative millennial and Gen Z leaders who have persevered and thrived despite global uncertainty, with 30 honorees selected for each of the 10 categories. The categories are The Arts; Entertainment & Sports; Finance & Venture Capital; Media, Marketing & Advertising; Retail & E-Commerce; Enterprise Technology; Industry, Manufacturing & Energy; Healthcare & Science; Social Impact and Consumer Technology.
Selected from over 2,500 nominations, researched by Forbes journalists from across the region and vetted by industry veterans, this select group of relentless individuals are disrupting industries and tackling major global issues. The criteria for honorees making the list include their demonstration of leadership, how they embody the entrepreneurial spirit that is synonymous with Forbes, and their potential of success in their industry. Other factors like innovation, disruption – and size and growth of their ventures in some categories – play a role in making the final decision.
The Asia list covers 10 categories in total. These are Finance & Venture Capital; Consumer Technology; Enterprise Technology; Industry, Manufacturing & Energy; Media, Marketing & Advertising; Retail & E-commerce; Healthcare & Science; Social Entrepreneurs; The Arts (Art & Style and Food & Drink); and Entertainment & Sports.
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