Daniel Radcliffe, Jess Glynne and Joe Alwyn lead a host of British stars on Forbes 30 Under 30 in Europe List (and the ones you won’t have heard of include an AI banking guru and a progressive gallery owner)
- Forbes has released its 30 Under 30 in Europe List highlighting young talent
- Jess Glynne, Daniel Radcliffe and Joe Alwyn are among the entertainers named
- Progressive London gallery owner Amar Singh, 29, also makes the cut
- Barney Hussey-Yeo, 29, of London, uses artificial intelligence to manage finance
These extraordinary young people are all making waves in their respective industries – and they haven’t yet celebrated their 30th birthdays.
From media and marketing to technology, art and entertainment, these British stars have all been named to the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 in Europe List.
Well-known faces on the list include Jess Glynne, Daniel Radcliffe and Joe Alwyn, Taylor Swift’s boyfriend who is tipped to become one of Britain’s brightest film stars.
But there are also a number of figures who are lesser known – although no less influential – including a pioneering London gallerist and a technology whizz who is using artificial intelligence to better manage finances.
There are also business partners determined to make therapy more accessible, a duo of futuristic builders and Team GB Olympian Dina Asher-Smith.
So read on to find out more about the next generation of movers and shakers…
Daniel Radcliffe, 29, actor
Daniel Radcliffe has come a long way from playing Harry Potter and now impresses in boundary-pushing stage and screen roles. Pictured, the actor at an event last October
Daniel Radcliffe has come a long way from playing Harry Potter and now stars in films and plays on both sides of the pond that have won the star critical acclaim – and show he is not afraid of taking a risk.
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The actor is currently starring in TV comedy Miracle Workers alongside Steve Buscemi.
Joe Alwyn, 27, actor
While Alwyn is best known to many as Taylor Swift’s boyfriend (right, the couple together at the BAFTA Awards on Sunday), the actor is tipped for stardom having scored a string of impressive roles in the last 12 months. Left, Alwyn arrives at the Vogue BAFTA party
While Alwyn is best known to many as Taylor Swift’s boyfriend, the actor is tipped for stardom having scored a string of impressive roles in the last 12 months.
Last year saw Alwyn grace the screen in Oscar-nominated The Favourite, starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone as well as Mary Queen of Scots opposite Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan.
Jess Glynne, 29, singer
Jess Glynne continues to go from strength to strength and her 2018 album, Always In Between, debuted at the top of the Billboard’s British charts. Pictured, the star at the Brit Awards
She is only in her late 20s but Jess’ extraordinary success makes many feel like she’s already had a career that has spanned decades.
The singer continues to go from strength to strength and her 2018 album, Always In Between, debuted at the top of the Billboard’s British charts.
The artist was also nominated for three BRIT Awards this year.
Jorja Smith, 21, singer
Jorja Smith first gained international attention after she was featured on two Drake tracks and has since gone on to establish herself as a success in her own right. Pictured, the singer at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, where she was nominated for Best New Artist
Jorja Smith first gained international attention after she was featured on two Drake tracks and has since gone on to establish herself as a success in her own right, with her debut album reaching No.3 in the charts.
She was also given a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.
Jodie Comer, 25, actress
Jodie Comer burst onto the global stage as Villanelle in BBC America series Killing Eve
Jodie Comer was first known to many as the ‘other woman’ in hit BBC drama Doctor Foster before landing the co-lead in BBC America series Killing Eve, which catapulted her onto the global stage.
As Villanelle, Comer was wicked, engaging – and had a wardrobe to die for. The second season is due to premiere in April.
Georgina Campbell, 26, actress
Georgina Campbell is an English actress. She won the 2015 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for Murdered by My Boyfriend. Pictured, at the BAFTAs last year
Georgina Campbell is an English actress. She won the 2015 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for Murdered by My Boyfriend.
She is now starring in US Syfy series Krypton.
Stefflon Don, 27, musician
Stefflon Don, real name Stephanie Allen, was named Best Female at the MOBO Awards in 2017. Her hits include Hurtin’ Me. Pictured, the star in London in October last year
Stefflon Don, real name Stephanie Allen, was named Best Female at the MOBO Awards in 2017. Her hits include Hurtin’ Me.
After signing a £1.2million record deal with Polydor in 2017, she wrote to her 800,000 followers on Instagram: ‘The UK ain’t seen this s*** B4!!!’
ARTS AND CULTURE
Adwoa Aboah, 26, model
London-born Adwoa Aboah has become one of fashion’s best known faces, walking for designers around the world. Pictured, the model in London last month
London-born Adwoa Aboah has become one of fashion’s best known faces, walking for designers around the world.
Adwoa’s career has reached new heights over the past couple of years.
She posed on the first cover released in November 2017 by British Vogue after Edward Enninful took over as editor-in-chief.
Amar Singh, 29, gallery owner
Amar Singh is the owner of his eponymous London gallery where he champions post-war and contemporary female artists
Most twenty-somethings don’t own a piece of art, but Amar Singh owns a gallery.
The forward-thinking Harvard graduate wanted to showcase ‘exciting art by both emerging and established artists’ and has since established himself as a champion of post-war and contemporary female artists.
His eponymous gallery made more than £2.3million ($3million) in 2018, according to Forbes.
Anna Lowe, 28, co-founder of Smartify
Anna Lowe is the woman behind Smartify, an app that lets museum visitors point their device at a work of art to learn more about the artist and the work’s history.
World renowned institutions are already working with Smartify, including the Louvre and the National Gallery in London.
The hope is that it will encourage more young people to visit museums and art galleries.
Barney Hussey-Yeo, 29, AI entrepreneur
London-based Barney Hussey-Yeo, 21, is founder and CEO of Cleo AI, an artificial intelligence startup that aims to help people better manage their finances
London-based Barney is founder and CEO of Cleo AI, an artificial intelligence startup that aims to help people better manage their finances.
The company has already generated a significant buzz and has raised £11million ($14million) from some of Europe’s leading investors.
Just two years after launching the company now boasts users across the US, UK and Canada.
SPORTS & GAMES
Dina Asher-Smith, 23, athlete
At just 23 years old, Dina has cemented her position as a formidable figure on the British and international athletics circuit. Pictured, at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018
At just 23 years old, Dina has cemented her position as a formidable figure on the British and international athletics circuit.
The Team GB sprinter scored a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics and won the won 2018 Commonwealth Games and European Championship gold medals in the 4 x 100m relay.
MANUFACTURING AND INDUSTRY
Jonathan Baker and Olga Turner, founders of Ekkist
Jonathan Baker and Olga Turner, pictured together, co-founded Ekkist, which designs and creates buildings that foster greater health and well-being
Olga and Jonathan co-founded Ekkist, which designs and creates buildings that foster greater health and well-being.
Their projects take into account everything from water filtration, lighting design, plants and more.
The company is also called into consult for others as the industry begins to pay more attention to how buildings impact health.
FORBES 30 UNDER 30 IN EUROPE: RETAIL AND COMMERCE
Alexandre Arnault, 26, CEO, Rimowa. France
Sjuul Berden, 27, Cofounder, United Wardrobe. Netherlands
Sebastian Betz, 28, Cofounder, About You. Germany
Aman Sharma, 27 and Pawan Sharma, 29, Cofounders, BTS Group. UK
Phil Beahon, 26, and Thomas Beahon, 29, Cofounders, Castore. UK
Tatyana Mitkova, 26, and Velizar Shulev, 26, Cofounders, ClaimCompass. Bulgaria
Mohamed Chahin, 26, and Robin Himmels, 26, Cofounders, Clever Food Concepts. Germany
Kristel de Groot, 28, Cofounder Your Super. Germany
Joyce de Haas, 28, and Raissa de Haas, 28, Cofounders, Double Dutch Drinks. Netherlands, based in UK
Mads Fibiger, 27, Cofounder, Organic Basics. Denmark
Kevin Glynn, 29, Cofounder, Butternut Box. UK
Michaela Hagemann, 29, Founder, das boep. Germany
Mike Hann, 29, Cofounder, Poq. UK
Therese Koehler, 28, and Henrik Piroth, 21, Cofounders, heycater!. Germany
Charlotte Instone, 25, Founder, Know the Origin. UK
James Jenkins-Yates, 28, Founder, AIrsorted. UK
Rebecca Kelly, 29, Cofounder, VenueScanner. UK
Vera Kempf, 28, Cofounder, Singulart. France
Donia Souad AMamra, 26, and Loubna, Ksibi, 27, Cofounders, Meet My Mama. France
Tanvi Bhardwaj, 28, and Mustafa Lhanwala, 25, Cofounders, MishiPay. UK
Vasilij Brandt, 28,and Pascar Paramasivam, 28, Cofounder, Nordgreen. Denmark
Milan Daniels, 27, and Max Klijnstra, 28, Cofounders, Otriujm. Netherlands
Alexander Petrides, 28, Cofounder, ALlplants. UK
Guillaume Philibert, 29, Founder, Filling Pieces. Netherlands
Julianne Ponan, 29, Founder, Creative Nature, UK
Kilian Kaminski, 28, and Petyer Winidischhofer, 29, Cofounders, Refurbed. Austria
Samuel Ross,27, Founder, A-Cold-Wall*, UK
Sam Coley, 26, and Stephen Pearce, 26, Cofounders, TickX, UK
Lucie Basch, 27, and Jamie Crummie, 27, Cofounders, Too Good To Go, France & UK
Julie Yan, 29, Executive Sales Director, Karavel Promovacances Fram. France
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