Posted: 11:37 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014
By Nicole Pomarico
Forbes’ yearly list of the 30 most successful people in their fields under 30 years old is officially out, so who made the cut? The list ranked some of our favorite celebrities in movies, music, and TV — some totally obvious, like One Direction, and others took us by surprise, like YouTuber Grace Helbig.
In Hollywood, names like Jennifer Lawrence, Lena Dunham, and Anna Kendrick topped the female-dominated list. J.Law is a shoo-in, of course, but we were happy to see Anna get some recognition— especially for her hilarious tweets that keep us laughing anytime, anywhere.
Forbes’ top choice in celebrities? Olivia Wilde, not only for her acting, but also for her activism. OIivia founded an organization called Conscious Commerce, which pairs huge brands with different causes so that purchases made at big name stores will help benefit those in need — and, this year, she was able to raise $100,000 for New Light, which helps to develop communities for women and children in Kenya.
In music, Bruno Mars was the featured artist — especially since he’ll be performing at the halftime show at this year’s Super Bowl.
“You gotta be fearless, man,” Bruno, who’s more acclimated to the warm weather in his hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii than the New Jersey winter he’ll face at the big game. “If I’m ever gonna sing in a blizzard, it may as well be at the Super Bowl.”
Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and a slew of other household names also made the music list — no surprise there! Newcomer Lorde also made the list for the first time, and with good reason: “Royals” is still stuck in our heads.
Who are you most surprised to see on the list? Anyone you think is missing?