Addison Rae, other TikTok Superstars Dominate Forbes 30 under 30 Gong % – Teen Blurb

Forbes 30 Under 30 is a set of lists announced yearly by Forbes magazine. The American lists recognize 600 business and industry personalities, with 30 selected across twenty industries each. Asia and Europe also each have ten categories for a total of 300 each. Africa however has a single slot of 30 people. Forbes hosts associated conferences and a section of its website called 30 Under 30.


Forbes launched its 30 Under 30 list in 2011 under the direction of Randall Lane. By 2016, the nominations for the list had reached more than 15,000, with Forbes editors selecting 30 winners for each of 20 categories.

Over time, Forbes has expanded the feature to establish continental lists for Asia, Europe (launched in 2016), and Africa.


Forbes also utilizes the Under 30 name for a dedicated channel on its website. The channel is associated with a 30 Under 30 social media application.

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The Forbes 2021 List

With TikTok enjoying a successful year, many creators have become stars. Some have combined their TikTok following with doing something else, be it a YouTube channel or launching a music career. Some have however become household names, creating their brands and linking up with hugely successful companies for collaborations.

Yearly success is recognized by Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list which highlights rising stars in a long line of spaces.

Charli and Dixie D’Amelio

TikTokers who made the Forbes 30 under 30 List for 2021

TikTokers occupied 7 spots in this year’s award. The list for this year’s 30 under 30 was released on December 1st with both Addison Rae and Loren Gray making the cut, which should come as no surprise given that they’re both still inside the top five most-followed TikTok accounts. The D’Armelio sisters – Dixie and Charli were also among those recognized by Forbes this year.

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Additionally, Avanni Greg, Spencer Polanco, Michael Le & Michael Uy, and Jalaiah Harmon (the originator of the Renegade dance) all made the cut. Though, the latter is named as a ‘dancer’ despite her following on the app. David Dobrik is also listed as a TikToker – which might cause a few fans to scratch their heads and question it – seeing as he had plenty of prior success on YouTuber.

Either way, though, with nearly a quarter of the list being taken over by TikTok stars, it shows how far the app has come, and just how far some creators can go if they manage to build up a big enough following. 

It’ll be interesting to see the TikTok superstareplicate their success next year, or if these TikTokers are the main trendsetters.

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