Five Nepalis make it to Forbes under 30 Asia listFive Nepalis from various fields have made it to the Forbes' list of 300 under 30 brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers of Asia.
Five Nepalis from various fields have made it to the Forbes' list of 300 under 30 brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers of Asia.
In its second year, the Asia list has featured 300 promising Asia young leaders— 30 in each of the 10 categories — from all walks of life, pushing the boundaries of innovation, according to Forbes.
The list is representative of Asia Pacific region. From China (76 honorees) to India (53 honorees) and Southeast Asia to Australia (29 honorees), Uzbekistan (1 honoree) and Bhutan (1 honoree), there are 24 countries represented and over 30 nationalities in total — including young expats who have flocked to the region to help fuel its growth.
Here are profiles of Nepalis who made it on Forbes list under various categories.
"The 30 under 30 Asia list took almost six months to put together. In addition to receiving thousands of nominations online, we tasked our dozen correspondents and researchers from every corner of the region to find the best of the best young entrepreneurs making waves in their respective industries. Our in-house team then sifted through the nominations and enlisted the help of 30 judges — legends in their fields — to help pick the final 300", Forbes said.
Judges on this year’s list include shoe designer Jimmy Choo and chef George Calombaris for The Arts, rugby player Sonny Bill Williams and Malaysian singer and songwriter Yuna for Entertainment & Sports, Hiroshi Mikitani of Rakuten for Retail and E-commerce, Misfit founder Sonny Vu for Healthcare & Science, Didi Chuxing’s CEO Jean Liu for Consumer Technology, Indian philanthropist Vineet Nayar and Solina Chau, Director of Li Ka-shing Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, and Nepali billionaire Binod Chaudhary and Kaifu Lee for Finance & Venture Capital.