The fashion designer Carly Cushnie, the actress Kate McKinnon and the video game creator Kim Swift may not be household names yet but they are destined to be tomorrow’s stars, according to Forbes magazine.
Along with the musicians Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber and the American Olympic Gold medallist gymnast Gabby Douglas, they have been chosen by the magazine for its list of 30 top achievers under 30 years of age in various fields, from arts and science to sport and technology.
“This is a celebration of youthful ambition and success. These are really amazing people and they are doing amazing things. It makes you very hopeful about the world,” said Michael Noer, the executive editor of Forbes. “I think there are a lot of interesting names on the list.”
In music, the rapper Wiz Khalifa, 25, topped the list. Also recognised are the British singer Adele, Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen and the fashion designer Alexander Wang, the newly appointed creative director at the French fashion house Balenciaga.
“Kate McKinnon, the actress from Saturday Night Live who just joined in April is our Hollywood selection. She is being hailed as the next Tina Fey,” Noer said.
The full list will be published in the January 21 issue and can also be found at www.forbes.com/under 30.