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30 under 30: Forbes' annual list singles out several Texans (and a few tweens)
Are you having a good day? Well, get ready for your self-esteem to plummet.
Forbes has assembled a list of the top "30 under 30" people who are changing the world in fields as diverse as music, technology and finance, and it comes as no surprise that several Texans are on the list.
Our most famous representative is probably 22-year-old Andrew Luck, the former star of Houston's Stratford High who was the Heisman Trophy runner up (for the second straight year) and the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year as Stanford University's quarterback. Luck is one of three athletes on the entertainment list, sharing space with LeBron James and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.
There's a 15-year-old media mogul on the list, a 17-year-old inventor from Dallas and several entrepreneurs who aren't legally allowed to drink alcohol.
On the food and wine list is drinks guru Bobby Heugel, 28. Already a James Beard semifinalist in 2011, Forbes singled out Heugel's impressive cocktail list at Houston's Anvil Bar & Refuge. And as the self-proclaimed energy capital of the world, it's no surprise that Houston is the home of several professionals on the energy list. Dave Berry, 28, is the co-founder of Clean Line Energy Partners. Fellow Rice alum Jeff Bishop, 29, made the list as Vice President of Business Development at EDP Renewables, with wind projects in Morocco, Spain, Botswana and the U.S. under his belt. Twenty-six-year-old Thomas Steiner, a project manager who "works directly with top execs" at deepwater driller Rowan Companies, also made the Forbes list.
The list also includes musicians Adele (23) and Justin Bieber (17); and did you know that Drake, Lady Gaga and Florence Welch are all 25? On the Entertainment side, buzzed-about screenwriter Lena Dunham (25) and actor Jonah Hill (28) appear alongside Will Smith's 13-year-old son Jaden. The Media section is solid, singling out some of the most accomplished writers and moguls out there, like College Humor's Sam Reich (27), The New York Times' Brian Stelter (28) and The Hairpin's Edith Zimmerman (28).
Yeah, we're not sure what we've been doing with our lives, either.