Program Recognizes Young Leaders Who Are Turning to Entrepreneurship to Solve the World’s Biggest Problems.
On November 29, 2022, Forbes unveiled its 12th annual 30 Under 30 List for the Class of 2023, and named The Hear Foundation Co-founder Leon Ford to the prestigious list in the Social Impact category. Leon was selected for his work to address gun violence, foster healing, and build strong relationships between police and community.
Forbes 30 Under 30 recognizes 600 trailblazing innovators across North America who have turned to entrepreneurship to solve the world’s most complex challenges – from global warming to reproductive health.
“The 2023 Under 30 Class is Forbes’ is one of the most diverse to date, with nearly half of listers self-identifying as people of color,” said Kristin Stoller, Editor, Forbes Under 30. “More than one-fifth of listers also identify as immigrants, hailing from 46 countries including Afghanistan, Cameroon, China, Ecuador, India, Kenya, South Korea, and Uganda. This year’s list also boasts the highest contingent of Gen Z in Forbes’ history, with 22% of listers aged 25 or younger.”
“Unconventional thinking is at the heart of Forbes’ Under 30 list, and amidst war, market crashes, and layoffs, tomorrow’s brightest minds continue to forge new paths forward,” said Steven Bertoni, Assistant Managing Editor at Forbes.
Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Class of 2023 features honorees in 20 different categories, including: art and style, media, entertainment, social media, science, sports, healthcare, energy, enterprise tech, consumer tech, music, finance, food and drink, social impact, manufacturing and industry, venture capital, marketing and advertising, retail and e-commerce, games, and education. To compile the list, Forbes collaborated with an expert panel of judges, including Joe Jonas, singer, songwriter, and actor; Aimee Song, designer and fashion blogger; Bobbi Brown, makeup artist, author, and founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics; and Sid Sijbrandij, co-founder and CEO of business software firm GitLab.
The Under 30 list is a 365-day global platform, elevated by live summits in the U.S., Asia, Europe and the Middle East, a robust community on social, and supported by major brand marketers who tap into its power to fuel their own businesses. The Under 30 platform and community continues to expand globally to reflect the young disruptors from around the world who have rewritten rules, reshaped industries, and are breaking ground towards a brighter future.
For the full list of Forbes’ Under 30 Class of 2023, visit: Forbes 2023 Under 30 Class.