Forbes has chosen a new group of young stars who are poised to lead tomorrow as they turn “fame into a force for change.”
The magazine released its annual “30 Under 30” lists on Tuesday, which highlight 600 up-and-coming talents in several categories, including art and style, media and music. For 2023, names like Hailey Bieber, Saucy Santana and Sydney Sweeney made it to the celebrity list.
Bieber, 26, known for her successful Rhode skincare brand, told the publication that “being taken very seriously” was one of her fears before launching Rhode. She recalled asking herself, “Is anyone taking me seriously as a founder, as an entrepreneur?”
Making the Forbes “30 Under 30” is a serious accomplishment. The 12th annual list is compiled by Forbes writers and editors with the help of independent judges such as Joe Jonas, Aimee Song and Bobbi Brown, who evaluated more than 12,000 nominees on factors such as social impact and inventiveness.
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Sydney Sweeney, 25 years old
Sydney Sweeney was familiar to TV viewers in 2019 when she starred in the HBO series ‘Euphoria’. But in 2021, fame grew even more when she played one half of the intimidating teenage duo in Season 1 of HBO’s holiday drama White Lotus.
Forbes recognized Sweeny for all of her major award nominations, including two 2022 Emmy nominations.
Ayo Edebiri, 27 years old
Ayo Edebiri landed a breakout role in FX’s “The Bear,” playing an ambitious and quick-witted sous chef named Sydney.
In addition to her Forbes honor, Edebiri was also featured as one of Time’s Next 100. For Time, “Abbott Elementary” creator Quinta Brunson recalled attending the premiere of “The Bear” with Edebiri and walking away believing she was destined for a “prosperous career,” calling her “a great friend and a even better actor”.
Hannah Einbinder, 27 years old
Hannah Einbinder has provided comedy gold for the past two seasons of the Emmy-winning series “Hacks” alongside Jean Smart. In the series, Einbinder plays a millennial comedian who has been written off from social media but tries to land on her feet again while helping to write for Smart’s comedian Deborah Vance.
Although Einbinder has done stand-up, she credits the HBO comedy as her first acting job and praises the show for its portrayal of queerness.
“It’s a dream as a queer person to be able to be a part of that representation that I would love to see grow. It was such an affirming thing for me as a queer person to see that experience reflected,” she. the Guardian said in August. “I couldn’t have thought of a better gig.”
Saucy Santana, 29 years old
Saucy Santana, who created the viral hits ‘Walk’ and ‘Material Girl’, had a big year that included several high profile stories, sharing the stage with Madonna and having a front row seat at major fashion shows .
Starting out as a makeup artist and rising to peak fame, Santana has used her identity as an LGBTQ symbol, increasing the visibility of queerness in hip hop.
“Before, I didn’t want to be labeled as a gay rapper,” he told Teen Vogue in June. “Then, in the middle of my career, I started to embrace it because I felt it was useful for my culture and my people.”
Anita, 29 years old
Brazilian pop titan Anitta has climbed the charts with her trilingual music.
The 29-year-old singer’s most recent album, “Versions of Me,” spawned the reggaeton hit “Envolver,” which topped Spotify’s daily Global Top 200 and made her the first Latin solo artist who achieved this.
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“Being an international artist isn’t just about being famous wherever you go, because the world is so big,” Anitta told Billboard in May. “It’s about being able to impact different areas culturally at the same time.”
Elsa Majimbo, 21 years old
Elsa Majimbo, who was featured in USA TODAY’s list of TikTok comedians, was also selected as one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in the social media category. The young comedian capitalized on her TikTok platform and bagged a People’s Choice Award as well as many other awards.
Majimbo told USA TODAY in August that she “really didn’t have anything better to do” when she started her TikTok watching laughs, but “it made me happy and they seemed to be doing really, really well, so I continued to do them”.
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Sadie Sink, 20 years old
“Stranger Things” star Sadie Sink also landed a spot on the Forbes list with 10 years to spare.
The actress heads into awards season with her role in A24’s The Whale, starring Brendan Fraser. But her performance in Season 4 of “Stranger Things” also drew a lot of attention when her character Max fights the show’s monster to save her friend to the song “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush.
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“In an ensemble show where there are so many lines going on and you can only pay so much attention to each character, for (the producers) to trust me with that, I was very grateful,” Sink told USA TODAY in July.
See Forbes’ complete “30 Under 30” list at forbes.com/30-under-30.