At this time of year folks love to read lists of the years best movies, TV shows, singers, albums and so much more. Forbes has come out with one such list. The Forbes "30 Under 30" list highlights young people in 15 different fields who are under the age of 30 who are making significant contributions to the world around them.
The categories include Art & Style, Education, Energy, Finance, Food & Wine, Games & Apps, Hollywood, Law & Policy, Marketing & Advertising, Media, Music, Science & Healthcare, Social Entrepreneurs, Sports and Tech. While many of those named to the list left their teen years behind a decade ago, some of the under 20 set made the list. There are a few recognizable names and others that may be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs. Here's the rundown of some of the teens on the list.
Maude Apatow, 15 - Hollywood Category
The daughter of actress Leslie Mann and writer/director/producer Judd Apatow, Maude Apatow first came in to the spotlight in the film "Knocked Up," written, produced and directed by her dear old dad. Next she was in Judd's pic "Funny People" in 2009. And now she's back in dad's next movie "This Is 40." And while she has yet to venture out into roles not given to her by her father, she has also found her place as a writer contributing to Zooey Deschanel's website HelloGiggles.
Justin Bieber, 18 - Music Category
It was a big year for Bieber. He dropped his third studio album, Believe, lunched a world tour, bought a mason, broke up with his girlfriend and graduated from high school. But Forbes honored him for his entrepreneurial spirit, saying that by investing in new businesses, he has made a whopping $55 million in 2012.
Simone, 20, & Jake Bernstein, 18 - Social Entrepreneurs Category
Though they may not be household names, these young men are changing the world. At the ages of 17 and 15 the co-founded VolunTEEN Nation, a website that lists volunteer opportunities for teens in their hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. This year the site went national, matching over 7,500 teen volunteers to opportunities since its inception.
Anthony Davis, 19 - Sports Category
The New Orleans Hornets forward was the No. 1 overall draft pick for the MBS this year. He was just a freshman at the University of Kentucky when he was selected to become the new forward for the Hornets.
Gabrielle Douglas, 17 - Sports Category
The gymnast led the U.S. Olympic Team to victory in London and became the first black female to win the individual all-around. She'll be back in Rio and 2016 and in the meantime is making appearances like "Dancing with the Stars" and "Vampire Diaries."
Ariana Grande, 19 - Hollywood Category
Ariana Grande is moving up from playing Victoria Justice's sidekick on "Victorious" to carrying her own show. "Sam and Cat," which will premiere sometime in 2013, will also star Sam Puckett from "iCarly."
Chloe Moretz, 15 - Hollywood Category
At 15, Chloe Moretz, is already being heralded as one of Hollywood's brightest stars. Her turns on "The Amityville Horror," "500 Days of Summer" and "Kick-Ass" put her on the map and "Hugo" cemented her spot. Watch for her in 2013 in the remake of the Stephen King classic "Carrie."
Mac Miller, 20 - Music Category
The 20-year-old rapper is on the list for the second year in a row and sometimes referred to as the next Eminem. Malcolm James McCormick hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was signed to Rostrum Records in 2010 and has become a YouTube sensation.
One Direction, 18-21 - Music Category
Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis made news in 2010 as top finishers on the British "X Factor." But this year they took the U.S. by storm on shows like "Today" and "Saturday Night I've" and with the huge success of their first single "What Makes You Beautiful."
See the complete list of Forbes "30 Under 30" including some less famous teens at the Forbes website.
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