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A Decade of Under 30

Dec 30, 2020 - Forbes

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Within minutes of our publication of the first Forbes 30 Under 30 list nine years ago, our phones and inboxes filled up, Forbes.com lit up and Twitter blew up. Even the biggest professional successes tend to take a while to prove out--it's a nice and rare feeling to know you're sitting on an instant winner.

We got a lot of things right out of the gate. First, timing. A generation ago, the Bill Gates and Michael Dell types were the exception. But over the past decade, wunder...