Did you meet the Young Achievers yet?

Young and Influential Innovators, CEOs, Founders and more

Achievement is such an important thing in each one of our lives yet only few of us are able to get to it. You could attribute any reason for this achievement but the most popular and important ones are hard work and good luck.

Today let us dedicate this article to some of the world’s most interesting personalities, young entrepreneurs, young millionaires who rose to fame within no time and amazed us all! The people I’m going to mention now have at a very young age achieved a lot in their respective fields of work. They have become an inspiration to many and will always be remembered for their extraordinary contributions. So without wasting any more time let’s get started right away!

Mark Zuckerberg

Let’s start with the person who got the whole world addicted to his creation. At the age of only 20 years Mark Zuckerberg created the most interesting way connecting with the world – Facebook! I don’t know of a person who does not have an account on Facebook today. It is hard to believe how a network that connects 1 billion people across the globe is the gift of a young man of 20. Thanks to Facebook Mark Zukerberg has become a household name in every country of the world. Being the CEO of the most popular company is still a dream for many of us while for Mark it turned into a reality long age. I’m sure his family and friends are immensely proud of him and so are we.

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Sergey Brin

The next in the list is Sergey Brin. The man who gave us Google as an answer to all our questions or should I say as the dictionary of the 21st century! It is very unusual for a 25 year old picked out of working in a garage to come up with something so useful as Google and not to forget his most popular pet project, the Google Glass. Brin is now worth 22 billion dollars. God! That is an unimaginable thing to achieve isn’t it. It seems like this young man didn’t let anything come in the way of his achievement. This is something we should all learn from him.

Marissa Mayer

We spoke about Facebook and then about Google so how could Yahoo be left behind? What most of us do not know about Yahoo is that its current President Marissa Mayer is just 37 years old! At the tender age she gave her amazing services to Yahoo, presently working as the CEO and President . The 20th Google employee and the first female engineer at Google is rocking the world as CEO, Yahoo since July 2012. What’s more interesting than this is the fact that the company has witnessed steadily rising stock prices ever since.

Frank Ocean

Moving on, the next achiever on the list is the multi talented Frank Ocean. Being as young as 25 years he has achieved quick name and fame as a singer and song writer. We don’t usually get to see these two things in the same person which is why Frank has managed to stand out of the crowd. He has written beautiful songs for popular singers like Justin Bieber, Brandy, John Legend and Beyonce. This young man is now confined to writing for himself. Another feather on his cap is the fact that he has been voted the most influential gay man in music. It surely is a great achievement!

Ben Silbermann

I’m sure you know Ben Silbermann! He has made news with his site Pinterest getting into sudden popularity. At the age of 30 this launched the site in 2010 as the co founder and CEO. In a few months the site witnessed the most unusual success in the form of 48 million users. This means the site has 7,00,000 new users every month. That is nothing less than a miracle!

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Jared Polis

Let us now get to know a little about Jared Polis. A representative of the United States at the age of 37 Polis made a place for himself in American political history. He strongly opposes the marriage act and stands in support of gay and lesbian rights. I must say such men are very rare!

Charles Adler, Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler

Let us now focus our attention on the three men who gave us the world’s largest fundraising platform – Kickstart! Charles Adler 38, Perry Chen 36 and Yancey Strickler 33 have co founded this wonderful platform which was influential enough to bring a change in the law. Their main focus is crowd funding. They want to show the world how useful it can be. A very unique idea by the trio.

Brendan Steinhauser

Now let us take a look at the achievements of Brendan Steinhauser. He has gained name as another and as a tea party organizer. He has done commendable work in his field and trained many volunteers to an extra ordinary ability of social networking, Voter Outreach and Grassroots organization.

Kevin Systrom

It is because of 28 year old Kevin Systrom that sharing of food pictures on a common platform has been possible. He came up with Instagram where people post pictures of their food. The fact that it has 40 million photos posted or shared per day narrates its success story. Even in the initial days it attracted 1 million users in just 3 years after its establishment. Can you beat that?

Lena Dunham

Let us now turn to the world of entertainment. In this area there are many but none match the standards set by Lena Dunham. This 26 year old writer – actress has been successful in impressing both her fans and the critics. She debuted in her career with HBO series Girls and her work in Girls won her two Golden Globe Awards this year. She has also been given the title of the coolest person of the year by the Time Magazine.

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Jeff George

Jeff George also has an inspiring story of achievement. Let as now take a look at that. This 39 year old man is the global head of Sandoz – a subsidiary of Genetics Giant Novartis. Started in 2007 the annual sales have only been going up until they reached 9.5 billion dollars. The credit of all this should be attributed to none other than the man himself – Jeff George!

Jimmy Fallon

Now it’s time to meet Jimmy Fallon! At 39 he has been successfully juggling the roles of an actor, comedian and a late night host. This man has been hosting his own late night NBC show since 2009. In 2014 he will be hosting “The Tonight Show”. So let’s wish him all the luck in the world!

Lady Gaga

The last on the list of the most influential people is Lady Gaga. She does not need an introduction. A singer by profession this 27 year old rose to fame and soon had 30 million followers on Twitter. Boy that’s a big number! She also bagged the Grammy Award for the talent that she has. The stories of all these people prove that achievement comes with hard work and not with age!

Young and Influential CEOs, Innovators, Founders!
Young and Influential CEOs, Innovators, Founders!

Source: The Young And Influential {Infographic}

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2 thoughts on “Did you meet the Young Achievers yet?”

  1. I’m sorry to point this out but there are some glaring errors in the article.

    1. Mark Zuckerberg was not 28 when he founded Facebook. He was 20. He founded Facebook in 2004, when he was 20.
    2. There are several people without a Facebook account even today. Zuckerberg is trying to build up on that. Obviously there are only 1billion active Facebook users but the world population is 7billion. Clearly there are about 6billion without Facebook.
    3. Mark Zuckerberg is now 30.
    3. Sergey Brin is now 40 and will turn 41 in a couple of days. Sergey Brin came up with Google in 1998, when he was 25, not at thee age of 39.
    4. Her name is Marissa Mayer, not Merissa. She is NOT the founder of Yahoo. She is just the current CEO and President. She was with Google earlier and she did not invent the services that Yahoo has today. She is just managing those.
    5. Mayer is definitely not the first female engineer. She was just the first female at Google.

    Please verify the facts before posting…

    1. Hey Siddharth – thanks for your observations, actually we picked an infographic which was created a year back. But the points you mentioned are accurate, team just went forward and updated the same. And the age you see in infographic are the current age of them when this inforgraphic was made. Nice observations Siddharth and thanks for bringing it to our notice.

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