Adele, Andy Murray and Emma Watson among Brits named by Forbes as Europe’s most influential people under 30


Brits come out on top in entertainment and technology categories

Forbes magazine has picked a clutch of famous names for those it considers the most influential people under 30.

Titled the 30 under 30, Forbes has drawn up 10 categories, and expert judges have singled out a total of 300 influential young people in recognition of their work.

Forbes editor Randall Lane said compiling the list was “an incredible task”.

“We scoured the continent to find the most talented millennials and, with the help of our expert judges, are proud to honour 300 of the most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars in Europe right now,” Lane said.  

The UK put in an impressive performance in the entertainment category, with British entertainers including Adele, Andy Murray, John Boyega, Ed Sheeran, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Florence Welch, all named as being dominant in Europe.

Dame Kelly Holmes MBE, Kelly Osborne and chef Simon Rogan were among the judges.

Brits Rob Bishop, founder of Magic Pony, George Burgess, founder of Gojimo, Jack Cator, founder of Privax, and Jenny Griffiths, founder of Snap Fashion, led the way in the technology category.

Meanwhile, in the finance category, the UK only provided one person, Ophelia Brown, from Index Ventures.

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