Don't call them "influencers" - today's standout millennials feel more closely aligned with the term innovators. Forbes's most recent 30 Under 30 list celebrates the contributions of the year's most accomplished professionals under the age of 30, highlighting 600 passionate people (30 people chosen for 20 categories) who are making waves in their respective fields, including art and style, energy, finance, food and drink, health care, media, and science.
The 2017 batch features some well-known names such as Margot Robbie and Kylie Jenner, along with popular vegan chef and Cupcake Wars winner Chloe Coscarelli (who became successful while powering her happy!). In addition, there are lesser-known innovators, like 27-year-old female Silicon Valley venture capitalist Lu Zhang and Bumble's founder and CEO, Whitney Wolfe.
So how does one make it to the top of one's field at such a tender age? Keep reading for the lessons we can glean from this year's list of under-30 Forbes stars.