Forbes magazine has released its annual 30 Under 30 list, a collection of accomplished young people in fields as varied as science, education, law, entertainment, music and many more. The Hollywood section of the list is populated with plenty of TV stars: from “Girls” creator Lena Dunham to “American Idol” castoff-turned-YouTube star Todrick Hall.
The third annual list includes 30 major players in each of 15 different fields (so, yeah, there’s 450 total, so the “30 Under 30” title is cheating a little. Writes Forbes, “This is the time to be young and ambitious. Never before has youth been such an advantage. These founders and funders, brand builders and do-gooders aren’t waiting for a proper bump up the career ladder. Their goals are way bigger — and perfectly suited to the dynamic, entrepreneurial, and impatient digital world they grew up in.”
The Hollywood section of the list is headlined by Olivia Wilde, with Dunham and Hall joining “Parks and Recreation” writer (and Twitter comedian) Megan Amram, Dave Franco, Michael B. Jordan and Anna Kendrick. “Girls” star Jemima Kirke makes the list too, albeit in the “art” section — she’s also a painter.
Super Bowl halftime performer Bruno Mars tops the Music section alongside Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Drake, Lorde, One Direction, Taylor Swift and many, many more.
Check out the full lists at Forbes. Who do you think should have been included?