2016 30 Under 30

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Palmer Luckey

Name: Palmer Luckey

Profession: Founder of Oculus VR

Age: 23

Quote: “I was interested in virtual reality for several years even before working at USC, it wasn’t an interest that started there at all”

nik grishakov

Name: Nik Grishakov

Profession: Founder of ShipIt

Age: 25

Quote: “ShipIt will help you earn money while travelling”

drakeName: Drake

Profession: Music

Age: 29

Quote: “I’m actually a very honest person, and sometimes I end up like, ‘Man, I said too much.’ It’s hard for me not to tell the truth when you ask me”

Name: Candice Swanepoel

Profession: Modelling

Age: 27

Quote: “Being confident in your own skin is very sexy. I think when you have fun and are yourself that is sexy too”


Name: Mohamed Salah

Profession: Soccer

Age: 24

Quote: “Anything is possible but I don’t control the future”


Name: Alan Schaaf

Profession: Founder of Imgur

Age: 28

Quote: “It wasn’t supposed to be a business”


Name: Alex Banayan

Profession: Venture Capitalist

Age: 23

Quote: “I’m terrible at talking to girls and I can’t throw a football–but I do have a knack for finding people’s email addresses online”

apu biswas

Name: Apu Biswas

Profession: Movies

Age: 26

Quote: “Don’t forget to smile with others. Keep it up and you will be a success”

Shakib Al Hasan

Name: Shakib Al Hasan

Profession: Cricket

Age: 29

Quote: “There are a good number of marriage offers. I’ve lost count of the number”

alia bhatt

Name: Alia Bhatt

Profession: Movies

Age: 23

Quote: “I see myself as a successful actor only”

virat kohli

Name: Virat Kohli

Profession: Cricket

Age: 27

Quote: “Becoming an inspiration for kids is great. I want to inspire them to do whatever they want to”

Name: Jason Wang

Profession: Founder of Caviar

Age: 28

Quote: “The goal is to get to ‘ramen’ profitability, which will allow you to survive financially indefinitely. This means focusing on the ‘need to have’ rather than the ‘nice to haves’ and really investing in the business first”

Name: Jeffrey Rosen

Profession: Co-founder of Humble Bundle

Age: 28

Quote: “When considering any kind of DRM, we have to ask ourselves, ‘How many legitimate users is it OK to inconvenience in order to reduce piracy?’ The answer should be none”

Name: John Collison

Profession: Co-founder of Stripe

Age: 25

Quote: “I often wonder if it’s desirable to grow up somewhere boring because you’re forced to find your own interests”

kiah williams

Name: Kiah Williams

Profession: Co-founder of SIRUM

Age: 28

Quote: “I believe health care is a fundamental right, and that health equity sets the stage for reducing inequality”


Name: Malala Yousafzai

Profession: Activist

Age: 18

Quote: “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world”

Michelle Phan

Name: Michelle Phan

Profession: Founder of Ipsy

Age: 27

Quote: “It’s very easy to make a viral video, but longevity and consistency, that’s hard”

Name: Nat Turner

Profession: Co-founder of Flatiron Health

Age: 28

Quote: “Flatiron is organizing that other 96% and making it useful for physicians, patients and researchers”

Name: Nevada Sanchez

Profession: Co-founder of Butterfly Network

Age: 26

Quote: “I studied a lot of subjects at MIT, ranging from computer science and electrical engineering to physics and mathematics”

Nick D'Aloisio

Name: Nick D’Aloisio

Profession: Founder of Summly

Age: 20

Quote: “My motivation has always been to do technology apps and companies, not making money. Just because the money’s come, nothing’s changed”


Name: Kathryn Bernardo

Profession: TV Actress

Age: 20

Quote: “Think less. LIVE MORE”

Name: Hussain Asif

Profession: YouTube

Age: 22

Quote: “It’s quite difficult to gain the courage to ask my father for a selfie. Especially cause he is far more handsome”

****NO REPRODUCTION FEE**** NO REPRO FEE: DUBLIN WEB SUMMIT 2012: 17.10.2012: PPictured was David Patrick Collison, Co-Founder of Stripe speaking on the main stage at the Dublin Web Summit. The Dublin Web Summit is the largest tech conference in Europe.  This year 4,000 attendees will gather at Dublin’s RDS on the 17th & 18th October with 250 startups exhibiting to investors, startup experts and industry gurus. 100 shortlisted startups will take part in the Electric Ireland Spark of Genius Competition.   This year we will introduce multiple stages with over 200 international entrepreneurs, industry leaders, inventors including  Niklas Zennström the founder of Skype, Mike McCue, the founder of Flipboard, Victoria Ransom, founder of Wildfire, Kevin Rose of Google Ventures, Michael Acton Smith, founder of Mind Candy / Moshi Monsters Barry Sonnenfeld, Director, Men In Black and more from companies including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Flipboard, Google Ventures. Irelands’ industry heavyweights joining the speakers list this year  include Noel Curran Director-General of RTÉ, Paul Rellis, Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland, Software Entrepreneur Ray Nolan and Louise Phelan from PayPal.  The Summit is a unique networking opportunity for speakers,  attendees and startups as events will continue late into the evenings in our designated pubs and restaurants across Dublin city. Picture Conor McCabe Photography

Name: Patrick Collison

Profession: Co-founder of Stripe

Age: 27

Quote: “Our goal definitely isn’t to sell Stripe”


Name: PewDiePie

Profession: YouTube

Age: 26

Quote: “When I started my YouTube channel in 2010, I never imagined that one day it would be the most subscribed channel in the world and that I would be a part of such a great community”


Name: Richard Sherman

Profession: NFL

Age: 28

Quote: “I know some ‘thugs,’ and they know I’m the furthest thing from a thug. I’ve fought that my whole life, just coming from where I’m coming from”

james rodriguez

Name: James Rodriguez

Profession: Soccer

Age: 24

Quote: “I never want to play badly, I always try and help the team, but things do not always go as you want”


Name: Zach Sims

Profession: Co-founder of Codeacademy

Age: 25

Quote: “Everything I own is made of weird”


Name: Zain Jaffer

Profession: CEO & co-founder of Vungle

Age: 27

Quote: “There’s this myth that the user-acquisition market is propped up by VC dollars. That’s not true”


Name: Ritesh Agarwal

Profession: Founder and CEO of OYO Rooms

Age: 22

Quote: “You know what OYO’s abbreviated form is? ‘OnYour Own'”. “And it was because I couldn’t have the remote control at relatives’ homes (that I thought of starting OYO Rooms)”

carl pei

Name: Carl Pei

Profession: Co-founder of OnePlus

Age: 26

Quote: “A day’s power in half an hour!”