Forbes 30 under 30 2016 is out.

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Rank: Monkey | banana points 52

Here is the link: http://www.forbes.com/30-under-30-2016/finance/
The list disappoints me a bit. I don't know about you guys but late 20's VPs is not something that really surprises me. The 21-year-old guy is nice, so is the IEX guy.

Let the hate begin.

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Comments (17)

Jan 4, 2016

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Jan 4, 2016

Nobody on the finance list interests me except for the Chain.com founder, IEX co-founder, and Robinhood founder. Then again, the 30 under 30 finance list has always been underwhelming relative to the other lists.

Jan 5, 2016
Gangster Putin:

Nobody on the finance list interests me except for the Chain.com founder, IEX co-founder, and Robinhood founder. Then again, the 30 under 30 finance list has always been underwhelming relative to the other lists.

Pretty much this. Even as a finance guy who reads a finance forum, I find this list boring.

Jan 5, 2016

VP at MS who is the COO of their credit trading group made 30 under 30? Was this written before all the layoffs?

Jan 5, 2016

a$ap rocky is the only one I respect on the list

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Jan 4, 2016

Don't forget Fetty Wap.

Jan 6, 2016

Once again, WSO hates on those who are exponentially smarter, more successful and wealthier than them. Why am I not surprised?

Like with any list, there are some who are not as impressive as the others. And obviously there is a lot of subjectivity that goes into this, but keep in mind that the 30 people were selected by a very august group of judges. It was not some high school popularity contest. All 30 of these young men and women have demonstrated incredible accomplishments and a rock star professional trajectory. I would not be surprised if a few of these people end up on the Forbes 400 one day.

Don't hate the player. Hate the game. Now, go out and hustle rather than hating on the Forbes 30 Under 30.

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Jan 6, 2016

These lists are fucking ridiculous. You kids realize that, in order to be on one of these lists, you have to be nominated, right? I fucking promise you that there are 28 and 29 year olds all over the world that shit giant golden turds on every single one of these dudes. Who gives a fuck?

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Jan 7, 2016

Not only do you have to be nominated, you have to agree to be involved. That's why there so many people in every group that are marketing/sales focused career paths in their given industry.

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Jan 8, 2016
heister:

Not only do you have to be nominated, you have to agree to be involved. That's why there so many people in every group that are marketing/sales focused career paths in their given industry.

This is an important point. The rich people that I am acquainted with and work for are very private. Having their names in the news is the LAST thing on Earth that they want--no news is good news.

Edit: But yeah, after looking over the list of career paths, a lot of those people will benefit by having their names on this list. Makes sense to me why most of them would want to participate.

Jan 7, 2016

What the fuck am I doing with my life?

On the flip side, most of those look 10 years older than me, despite being the same age. I guess that's some reward for not living at the office through my 20's.

Jan 7, 2016

40 under 40 is better.

"It is better to have a friendship based on business, than a business based on friendship." - Rockefeller.

"Live fast, die hard. Leave a good looking body." - Navy SEAL

Jan 4, 2016

40 looking 30 is better yet.

Jan 7, 2016

Jeeze, I'm older than most of them and look 5 years younger.

Jan 7, 2016
Mephistopheles:

Jeeze, I'm older than most of them and look 5 years younger.

Stick around finance longer. When I was 10 years older than them, I looked 20 years older than they do.

Also, a little selection bias here. Looking young is generally a hindrance to your career, especially in your twenties. The fact that many of them look older than average is not a result of their success, but has contributed to it.

Jan 8, 2016

Alas, they didn't know of your secret anti-aging drink: Bombay Sapphire.

Jan 7, 2016