30 Below 30's lists compile great young professionals spanning a wide variety of industries from across the globe. The 30 under 30 recognitions you will find below go not only to the most successful people, but to those who are discovering their potential. They are researchers, teachers, lawyers, & business people. Their passion for what they do is what drives them, and what they have accomplished is what drives us.

Our 30 Under 30 Rankings
Technology
Web, Software, & Hardware
  • Average Age 25.7
  • Median Age 26
  • % Male 80%
  • % Female 20%
  • Notes: Gender disparity in tech is significant, but is rapidly moving towards an equilibrium.
Finance
Investment Banking, VCs, et al.
  • Average Age 28.6
  • Median Age 29
  • % Male 53.33%
  • % Female 46.67%
  • Notes: Movers in finance now tend to bridge tech and this industry.
Science & Education
Science, Research, & Educations
  • Average Age 27.6
  • Median Age 26
  • % Male 40.00%
  • % Female 60.00%
  • Notes: Scientists and teachers are not the only leaders in this category.
Food & Beverage
Food, Drink, & Hospitality
  • Average Age 27.36
  • Median Age 26
  • % Male 36.36%
  • % Female 63.64%
  • Notes: This industry is complex. It encompasses far more than restaurateurs and sommeliers.
Law
Justice, Law, & Rights
  • Average Age 28.6
  • Median Age 28
  • % Male 46.67%
  • % Female 53.33%
  • Notes: It takes many years to become a lawyer, so the average age is understandable high.
Advertising
Advertising & Marketing
  • Average Age 27.2
  • Median Age 25
  • % Male 33.33%
  • % Female 66.67%
  • Notes: The years of 'Ad Men' are gone. 30 Under 30 Advertising list is dominated by women.

Check out any one of 30 Below 30's lists above to become inspired by their work. These creators and captains of industry are the top 30 individuals (and teams) under the age of 30, and they are being recognized their accomplishments and potential to change their field. Learning from these budding leaders is how 30 Below 30 hopes to broaden the horizons of the world's youth. With enough tenacity, you can be an innovator too, if you put your mind to it!