THEY are young, talented and have the world at their feet, so it should come as little surprise to anyone that Rap mastermind Drake and ‘Thinking Of You’ sensation Frank Ocean have made ‘Forbes 30 Under 30‘ list this year.
Celebrated for accomplishments achieved both on and off the stage, the pair are joined by Pop mannequin Rihanna, who was honored on behalf of the Def Jam music group and Roc Nation.
“The young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs on our annual listing of the 30 under 30 are impatient to change the world. In each of 15 categories, ranging from energy to Hollywood, Forbes editors and reporters worked with panels of expert judges to chose the field’s brightest stars under the age of 30. In sum they represent the entrepreneurial, creative and intellectual best of their generation. Individually, they are engaging, surprising and incredibly hardworking.”
“The former Degrassi star earned $20 million last year, buoyed by live shows, a new album and endorsements with the likes of Sprite and Kodak.”
“Buoyed by the success of hip-hop collective Odd Future, Ocean has established himself as a solo act, earning six Grammy nominations this year, tied for the most of any artist.”
Then on Def Jam’s Rihanna:
“The Barbados-born diva has parlayed pop hits into endorsements with Vita Coco and Nivea, fragrance Reb’l Fleur and sold-out shows around the world.”