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South Asians Ace The Forbes 30 Under 30 List

South Asians Ace The Forbes 30 Under 30 List

South Asians Ace The Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Year after year, Forbes recognizes the achievements of millennials with outstanding contributions under the annual 30 Under 30 list. Being a part of this coveted list serves as a towering encouragement for every honouree. Forbes lists people across ten categories and while the achievements are no doubt, impressive, what also makes a mark is the representation brought in by immigrants. As per Forbes, close to half of this year’s honorees are people of color, with 24% being immigrants. It definitely highlights the upward swing of South Asians and others in their entrepreneurial journey.


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A few statistics worth noting here would be:

  • More than 130 South Asians are a part of the 3 honourees in Forbes 2022 30 Under 30 including North America, Europe, and the recent Asia listing.
  • 58 Indian Americans were a part of the Forbes 30 Under 30 List North America.
  • India ranked first with 61 entries in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list.
  • 7 Bangladeshi, 4 Pakistani, and 5 Nepalis have been listed under major categories such as Retail and eCommerce, Healthcare and Science, Enterprise Technology, Social Impact, and Industry in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list.
  • One in four honourees is an immigrant, contributing the highest percentage of immigrants hailing from over 58 countries.

Rohan Nayak, the 29-year-old co-founder of Pocket FM, and Namya Mahajan, Vishal Sunil, and Siddhant Sachdeva, the co-founders of nonprofit organization Rocket Learning are part of the Hall of Fame list. Raunak Nirmal from India, founder of Acquco is another Indian in the Hall of Fame of the North American list.

Some other notable names from South Asia in the latest list include:

Dur e Aziz Amna from Pakistan


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As per Forbes, Pakistan-born Dur e Aziz Amna’s writings are inspired by her cross-cultural experiences in South Asia and the US. Her debut novel, American Fever, tells the coming-of-age story of a Pakistani Muslim girl in rural Oregon.

Osheen Siva from India

As per Forbes, Goa-based multidisciplinary artist, Siva explores themes of queer and feminine power using various mediums. With clients including Absolut, Gucci, Vans, Converse, Levi’s and WhatsApp, Siva’s work has been exhibited at London Design Week 2017, NY Asian Film Festival 2018, Serendipity Arts Festival 2019 in Goa, and AUYI 2020 in Paris, as well as published in Vogue India and Architectural Digest.

Sumit Dahal from Nepal

South Asians Ace The Forbes 30 Under 30 List

He is an experimental astrophysicist who builds telescopes to study the origin and evolution of the universe.

Shuvo Rahman from Bangladesh

South Asians Ace The Forbes 30 Under 30 List

The founder of Alice Labs, an AI-based customer service platform for online businesses has helped automate the process of after-sales service.

Not only these, but every other contribution is also notable and encouraging for everyone who dreams of taking the entrepreneurial path. With so many people of color dominating the list, it proves that the mettle lies in hard work and the will to bring in a change without being unfettered by race supremacy.

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