Our Faves Honored In Forbes 30 Under 30, #ForTheCulture

By: Kayla Pasacreta

Being featured in Forbes 30 under 30 is a major career landmark for a young person in any field. Whether it be politics, music, finance, food, or retail, making it on the list is a sure sign of clout in your field.

Here are some our faves mentioned by Forbes:

Marley Dias

Marley Dias, photo via  Elle

Marley Dias, photo via Elle

  • The twelve year-old is the founder of #1000blackgirlbooks. According to Forbes, "Dias has, to-date, collected over 10,000 books featuring black female protagonists, and her own book will be published in 2018." She's even been honored by Michelle Obama! Keep shining, girl.

Cardi B

  • Raise your hand if you're trying to have a year as poppppinn as Cardi's has been! At just 25, she's jumpstarted a successful rap career and according to Forbes is, "the first female rapper to top the charts without any other billed acts since 1998."


  • If you ever doubted the influence of the rap group, just check out our article title. Who isn't saying #fortheculture these days? Seriously, every song on Culture is a banger. The rap group has successfully nailed their own unique sound, and even better, all of the rappers stand out on their own and can have solo projects while still keeping the group in tact. The Atlanta rap group makes $150,000 per tour stop - make that schmoney!

Jazmine Hughes

Hughes, photo via  Forbes

Hughes, photo via Forbes

  • Don't know her name? You should! Hughes is an associate editor at The New York Times and co-created Writers of Color, a database designed to help identify sets of diverse writers. According to Forbes, "She has taken the cause of diversity to the magazine, as well, and recently edited interviews with Maxine Waters, Dylan Marron, Billie Jean King, and Tiffany Haddish." An editor at one of the most-trusted news sources and pushing her company towards more inclusion? We see you, girl.


  • We love this Jersey girl and are all the way here for the success 2017 has brought her. It's almost impossible to not identify to her spunky-tunes telling the story of a 20-something-year-old trying to find herself (heck, she even makes songs for the weekend chicks).

Ayesha Curry

Ayesha Curry, photo via  Eater.com

Ayesha Curry, photo via Eater.com

  • If you thought Ayesha was just a basketball wife, think again! She's in Forbes 2018 30 under 30 class of Food and Drink. She's the real Chef Curry with the pot (Drake voice) and owns the meal kit company Homemade and has been the driving force behind expanding pop-up restaurant International Smoke to 3 permanent restaurants. 

Yara Shahidi

  • Not only is the Blackish star a captivating actress, she also does big things outside of Hollywood. Next year she's headed to Harvard, and she uses her platform to bring awareness to social injustice.

Shoutout to everyone featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 this year, may you inspire us all to secure the bag.



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