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2020 Forbes Under 30 Released, Makes Me Question Life

2020 Forbes Under 30

Today, the 2020 Forbes Under 30 lists were released, leaving most of us wondering where we went wrong? Here are some names that you might know.

Yup! It’s that time of year again. The time when overeating at Thanksgiving, spending too much money on Christmas gifts and seeing the 2020 Forbes Under 30 lists make you feel like total crap. It’s not that all of these things don’t spark joy and inspiration in most of us. Instead, if you’re like me, its a reflection on how little most of us have accomplished.

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This is, however, a good time to take inventory on all of our lives and use all of these folks’ accomplishments as the fuel to stimulate our best selves. So, without further ado, here are just 10 of the 600 members, or revolutionaries, over 20 industries who are working to change the world for the better.

  • Lauren Nouchi, founder of ‘Apparis‘, a vegan and cruelty-free fashion brand out of New York City.
  • Devon Townsend, co-founder of ‘Cameo,’ a video messaging platform that connects you with your favorite celebrities.
  • Saad El Yamani, founder ‘ambi.school,’ is working to reinvent education by bringing the social network directly to classrooms.
  • Ashley Zumwalt-Forbes, the co-founder of ‘Black Mountain Metals,’ is working to create a cleaner way to mine natural resources.
  • Tara Bosch, founder of ‘SmartSweets,’ a candy company with a mission to “kick sugar.”
  • Arthur Kuan, CEO of ‘Cold Genesis,’ a biotech company working on genetically modified viruses that can attack tumors and trigger the immune system to also attack them.
  • Varshini Prakash, the co-founder of the ‘Sunrise Movement,’ is leading the fight in climate change by building a coalition of young people to stop global warming.
  • Arturo Elizondo, co-founder of ‘Clara Foods‘ is developing technology to create animal protein… without the animal.
  • Alyson Friedensohn’s digital mental health start-up ‘Modern Health‘ bills itself as “the first mental well-being platform for companies that helps all employees be happy and healthy.”
  • Erik Zamudio, founder of ‘Fooji,’ a company dedicated to help brands reach social media fans in the real world.

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One thing connects the 2020 Forbes Under 30, Millenials aren’t so bad after all. These individuals are reinventing the way we operate in a world that sometimes seems to be crumbling around us. They should instill hope in all of us that the future is in good hands.


Having grown up in Washington Heights, a small Dominican neighborhood just one mile away from Yankee Stadium, Manny is a life-long Yankees fan. He began pursuing his passion for writing about baseball in March 2018 when he co-founded a small baseball media company called Welcome to THE SHOW. Manny is also a contributor at Call to the Pen. Follow Manny on twitter @MannyGo3.

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