NFL star Bobby Wagner Photographer: Jamel Toppin Style Director: Jennifer Lee Photo Assistants: Mark Grgurich, Zoran Jelenic; Style Assistants: Samantha Kidd, Charlotte Ghigliazza; Hair And Makeup: Suzana Hallili Using Temptu & Mario Badescu
A wake-up call to cynics who think they have seen it all. The young, creative and bold minds on this year’s 30 Under 30 list are proof positive that the future will be new, exciting and profoundly different. These entrepreneurs are teaching viruses to fight cancer, developing technology to help astronauts breathe on Mars and creating strings of hit songs that fuel our daily playlists. And that’s just a few. Harnessing our expert community, our robust reporting, our vigorous vetting and the wisdom of the world’s top investors and entrepreneurs, we evaluated more than 15,000 nominees. The final product: 600 revolutionaries in 20 industries changing the course—and the face—of business and society.