https://www.forbes.com/30-under-30/2021/ 2021 is out and again I feel like throwing up..
There is frankly nothing impressive about roughly 90% of these people. There's no reason why someone should get an award for being a VP at JP Morgan's private bank or being one of hundreds of "Senior Associates" at Blackstone or KKR.
And some of the categories are even stupider. The "Social Media" category about 50% teenage TikTokers who for the love of god need no more congratulations.
Half of the "Founders" are the "CEOs" of made up non-profits, or startups and everyone else in industry is a mid-level manager despite whatever fancy sounding title they may have.
Also, the marketing is cringy AF. The Energy category begins with a colorful portrait of a founder with the quote, "Climate change is real and ultimately we need to do something about it." Like... NO SHIT. My grandmother could have said something more thoughtful and with more foresight about energy.
Forbes needs to just stop. It's an embarrassment for everyone involved. The only people who deserve awards are people who cure cancer or broker global climate accords or invent a commercial hydrogen fuel cell. Not TikTokers or Senior Associates.