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January 04, 2016

Bryshere Gray, Mo'ne Davis make Forbes' 30 Under 30 2016

Local stars & leaders on the list

Though plans for the 2016 Forbes Under 30 Summit to land in Philly are still under negotiations (a separate Under 30 Summit goes to Tel Aviv this April), the magazine hasn't forgotten about the city's stars. In fact, Forbes revealed today that quite a few leaders and celebrities from the area have been named to its 2016 30 Under 30 list.

(Technically, the 30 Under 30 list is actually many lists of 30 people in various categories, from Art & Style to Healthcare. But who's counting?)

Philly native Bryshere "Yazz the Greatest" Gray, who plays the youngest son of Terrence Howard's Lucious Lyon on Fox's hit series "Empire," appeared on the Hollywood & Entertainment List, while North Jersey native Halsey made the Music roundup.

Mo'ne Davis of the famed Taney Dragons naturally made the Sports list, alongside world champions and Olympic athletes. 

Christopher Gray, the Drexel University graduate who founded scholarship search app Scholly, led the Social Entrepreneurs list and the co-founders of local biotech company BioBots Danny Cabrera and Ricky Solorzano are featured on the Manufacturing list. Skyless Game Studios co-founder Aradhya Malhotra made the Games list, too.

University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. candidate Yash Mulgaonkar, a robotics researcher who developed the world's smallest drone, and Penn alum Josh Allen, who discovered a tumor-killing agent while working toward his Ph.D. were also featured.

Former Philadelphian Logan Cohen, co-founder of mobile app Kudzoo, and Wharton grad Daniel Fine of Glass-U joined the Education and Retail & Ecommerce lists, respectively.

A University of the Arts alum also made it to the Art & Style list, and his alma mater gave him a shout out on Twitter: 

For the full list, head to Forbes' 30 Under 30 page.


This story has been updated to reflect that a Forbes Under 30 Summit may also take place in Philadelphia in 2016. The story previously stated the conference would only take place in Tel Aviv.