2020 FORBES 30 Under 30 Nominations For US/Canada and Europe

Deadline: November 1, 2019.

Nominations for Forbes’ 2020 30 Under 30 list are now open

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.

For the U.S./Canada list, there are 20 categories: Art & StyleConsumer TechEducationEnergyEnterprise TechFinanceFood & DrinkGamesHealthcareHollywood & EntertainmentLaw & PolicyManufacturing & IndustryMarketing & AdvertisingMediaMusicRetail & CommerceScienceSocial EntrepreneursSportsVenture Capital.

For the Europe list, there are 10 categories: Art & Culture, Finance, Media & Marketing, Science & Healthcare, Social Entrepreneurs, Sports & Games, Entertainment, Manufacturing & Industry, Retail & Ecommerce, and Technology.

The reporters and editors take a holistic approach in evaluating nominees. There is no metric (funding, revenue, partnerships, impact etc) that is a silver bullet for getting on the list. Therefore, it is recommended to include all of the most impressive attributes that put the candidate’s best foot forward.



  • Nominee must be 29 or younger on December 31, 2019 (Born in 1990 or later).
  • Forbes Media creates three 30 Under 30 Lists (U.S./Canada, Asia and Europe).
  • 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.



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.




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