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The Forbes Under 30 List? 2020 Nominations Are Now Open

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Application Deadline:  December 2019

For the ninth year straight, Forbes is looking for the best and boldest young leaders, creators and thinkers to join our dynamic Under 30 community. Founders, funders, philanthropists, foodies, filmmakers, fashionistas—they’re all here. It’s an impressive club. Last year’s honorees featured musicians like Billie Eilish and Camila Cabello streaming their way to sellout shows, and actors like Timothee Chalamet and Rachel Brosnahan transforming risky roles into Hollywood stardom. Past honorees also include Spotify’s Daniel Ek, Away’s Steph Korey & Jen Rubio, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Glossier’s Emily Weiss and Instagram’s Kevin Systrom. With an acceptance rate below 5%, competition is intense.

And the most important part of the list? Your nominations. Every year we sift through tens of thousands of nominations. They serve as the jumping off point for the over 50 reporters that work on this list every year. Think you or someone you know should join the ranks of the Forbes Under 30? Please complete this online nomination form for our 2020 U.S./Canada and Europe lists.


  • The selected candidates will get the opportunity to meet past, present and future honorees (along with world-class mentors) by attending the summits which will take place in Hong Kong and Detroit this time.


  • The nominee must be 29 or younger on December 31, 2019 (Born in 1990 or later).
  • Must fall under the categories of the respective regions listed in the description above

Forbes Media creates three 30 Under 30 Lists (U.S./Canada, Asia and Europe). Additionally, They are currently opening nominations for both our U.S./Canada and Europe Lists. Please nominate your candidate for the region in which they are the most prominent. This could be based on the region of incorporation, the majority of sales, residence, etc. Citizenship is not a requirement. Apart from U.S./Canada and Europe, Forbs is also organizing Forbes 30 Under 30 Global Women’s Summit 2019 is to be held in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Furthermore, Fill out the form to the best of your ability. Your nomination will get their foot in the door to make sure the information is accurate and highlights why they should be on the list. If they like your nominee, Their editors will do their own research into the candidate to confirm all information and will be in touch with you if they require more from the information.

For more information:

Visit the official webpage of Forbes under30

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