Forbes 30 Under 30 2017

Forbes came out with their annual 30 under 30 for 2017 yesterday. It's that time of year where we feel bad about ourselves, but at the same time motivated, because no matter how well you're doing, there's always someone out there who's doing even better. Unless you're a 29 year old Partner at Pershing Square.

Link: http://www.forbes.com/30-under-30-2017/finance/#2d...

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Comments (59)

Jan 3, 2017

Pershing guy is a regular at the list. Technically, he's less impressive this year than last year.

Jan 4, 2017

Wasn't the guy last year called Israel?

Jan 3, 2017

You're right. I typed that before reading the list and had the audacity to assume there was only 1 sub-30 partner at Pershing.

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Jan 3, 2017

Being a VP at a BB or an Associate - even a post-MBA one - at a megafund is great, but that it's not exactly on the same tier as being a Partner at Pershing Square or co-founding a cool-ass startup... now how do we know that it isn't the same case for the tech or healthcare or marketing counterparts in the other Forbes 30 Under 30 lists?

Jan 4, 2017

Yeah the list is by no means definitive or accurate. Just look at the 30 Under 30 for Sports list. There are a few top athletes in there, but you also have some mediocre athletes along with random sports management professionals. Still amazing people and achievements, but just nowhere close to where the true superstar athletes are.

Draymond Green is on the list and there are three under 30 players on his own team who are better than him.

And somehow Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is the only soccer player they deemed worthy enough to make the list. Maybe Leo Messi deserves to be there?

Link: http://www.forbes.com/30-under-30-2017/sports/#71c...

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Jan 3, 2017

I know of 1 person on that list. Thanks for making me feel like shit forbes.com. Jealousy is a real thing

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Jan 3, 2017

Why are all the women kind of hot? Also, how the fuck does a VP at BAML compare to partners and PMs at large funds? Fuck this list. I'm just jealous.

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Jan 4, 2017

This guy is going to be a partner at GS by 30.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OdYBxxpSPY

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Jan 4, 2017

Best part of this is the unbroken eye contact...

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Jan 3, 2017

Dear god, someone put this kid out of his misery

Jan 4, 2017

was he hired? he is dry even for finance

Jan 4, 2017

wait...did he blink?

Jan 4, 2017

Mirror for when he inevitably realizes posting this video was a stupid idea and deletes it

https://streamable.com/csg1o

Jan 7, 2017

I feel bad that his video is passed around on this site...but then again, he posted it on YouTube.

Robert, if you ever read this, please take notes and don't read from the screen (I assume that's the reason for the unwavering eye contact and the fact that it sounds like it is scripted/dry). In all seriousness, I hope you do well...but that video was awkward as hell.

Jan 4, 2017

daisy robinton in the science one

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Jan 3, 2017

If she doesn't want to date me that's fine, I get that....but she's wrong and I hate her

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Jan 4, 2017

This is how my networking call would go with the GS women on the list.

https://youtu.be/ph-5cuJgVRs?t=7s

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Jan 3, 2017

Not a bad way to start the new year, motivate yourself and kick some serious a**!

Jan 3, 2017

Woof...

Jan 3, 2017

Always blows my mind how people make partner level at multi-billion dollar funds <5 years out of college.

Jan 3, 2017

My thoughts too, but isn't it more, "who you know" these days?

Jan 4, 2017

no idea how they do it

RIP LEHMAN
RIP MONACOMONKEY
RIP THEACCOUNTING MAJOR

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Jan 7, 2017

I made my own list and I'm number one on it. Out of one. Nelly's song is playing in the background. I'm beating off because I only go for perfection. This is life at number one.

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Jan 4, 2017

1/2 the the list is truly worthy of being on a 30 under 30.

1/2 the list are people that simply have good jobs, nothing more nothing less - not hating but just being real. Honestly wouldn't be surprised if there is some tie in because of the ad dollars that the BBs spend on Forbes - hey HR send us your top associates and we'll include some in the feature.

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Jan 4, 2017

This. One of the women on here is a VP, Corporate Banker (point contact at the bank for clients covered to provide bank debt and treasury management services). This is the same thing that I do (except I am on the underwriting side)....and I have no business being on there, definitely not T30 under 30 worthy. Seems like every year a VP corporate banker from BAML makes the list.

Jan 4, 2017

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Jan 4, 2017

I have to believe this list is self-nominating or a matter of just having a friend push for. There are hundreds of front office vp's so I'm not sure what makes these worthy of 30 under 30.

Jan 4, 2017

it's largely self-nomination

Jan 4, 2017

I used to take this list seriously until I looked at the sports list and saw Javier Hernandez.

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Jan 4, 2017

Hmm.. they should also provide each of their comps for the year so that we can at least have one source to measure how they put together that list. Would be interesting to see the margin of all of those individual's comps, then say to ourselves how bullshit this list is.

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Jan 4, 2017

How is an apollo RE debt fund associate on this list? Next to the guy at Abrams that's an MIT grad, HBS grad and Harvard JD or the PE partners, it just looks ridiculous. And this is coming from a RE guy. I know partners that are under 30 and running their own successful RE funds, yet I don't see them on the list. The PC police clearly had a hand in this.

Jan 4, 2017

I find the acceptance rate of 4% quite high for being a top 30 list of finance professionals.

ALSO: the finance 30 under 30 is a lot less interesting than the same lists for sports / music / whatever else there is, because although these people have had an impressive start in their career, the big things in finance usually happen more than six years out of undergrad. You will most likely not be the founder of a multi-billion dollar hedge fund when you are 28, nor will you be the CEO of GS. In sports and music, where age doesn't play much of a factor after you are say 18, young people will achieve much more (e.g. Phelps winning 28 Olympic medals at the age of 31).

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Jan 4, 2017

SB for sick user pic

Jan 4, 2017

Sure are a lot of Asian and Indian people on the list... (no racist)

Jan 4, 2017

one black guy, fuck ya!

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Jan 4, 2017

These people are clearly very successful in their careers at a young age, but have they really done anything truly extraordinary or notable?

Where is the next generation of Zuckerberg types?

"A real entrepreneur is someone who has no safety net underneath them." - Henry Kravis

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Jan 4, 2017

Those types typically don't go and work for banks.

Jan 4, 2017

I'm sure somewhere, some guy is stealing a marginally better version of a Friendster type company from his college buddies

Jan 4, 2017

Butthurt'17

Jan 4, 2017

the girl vp at GS is totally lying about her age.

Jan 4, 2017

Agreed, appeared to be 33-35 when I first saw it.

Jan 7, 2017

Kerri, right? The other GS VP looks young and is a total babe.

Jan 4, 2017

Is there a more WASPY name than Colter Van Domelen?

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Jan 7, 2017

Laughed at this, but my guess would be that he's Dutch.

Jan 4, 2017

Don't ruin this for me

Jan 4, 2017

The Healthcare list is the same idea as the finance list.... a random MD student at Yale isn't that impressive.

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Jan 5, 2017

As usual, the finance list is highly disappointing compared to the other lists. They should rename the finance list, "Best Corporate Ladder Climbers".

Jan 5, 2017

At least they didn't resort to gaming LinkedIn by posting Bikini and other very scantily clad women to get to Forbes 30 under 30 list like Candice Galek. She had a very one-tracked marketing campaign that essentially converts LinkedIn to Facebook and brought out the most childish behaviors of our modern Social Media community. Win-win for attention and her business Bikini Luxe! A few INC magazine articles and etc later... She is now a business superstar!

Here's her Photo from Forbes' 30 under 30 Art and Style:
Candice Galek Forbes

Her latest LinkedIn Article "Stop Fing me" image:
Wow really?

Apparently, this is classified as SFW now. At least by LinkedIn standards it is SFW.

Remember:
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Jan 3, 2017

drools and wags his tail

Jan 6, 2017

Three people on this year's Forbes 30 under 30 (not finance) were in my fraternity at the same time as me. Did not expect it then.

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Jan 7, 2017

The judges are funny. Jennifer Fan had an energy hedge fund that blew up

Jan 7, 2017

"blew up" is a little rough man... from what I hear, she had a mid-single digit loss after a year but most of her LP's where HFoF's (so essentially the least sticky money out there) and they pulled her funding

she went to millenium after and I'm sure she's doing well. Probably has more in NW than 99% of people in this forum and will make more over her career than most of the people on that 30 under 30 finance list

Jan 25, 2017

Impressive list, and I'm glad to see that more startups are getting on those lists. Usually the founders of fairly popular fintech apps, that have been been bought up by banks or funds.