Forbes Africa has released its fifth edition of its 30 under 30 list, honouring some of the continent’s most accomplished young artists, entrepreneurs and tech stars.
The Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list for 2019 was announced yesterday at the annual Forbes Africa Under 30 Meet-Up in association with Kingdom Business Network (KBN) at the Houghton Hotel, Johannesburg.
The fifth annual Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list, released in a Special Issue of Forbes Africa for July this year, features 120 young African change makers for the first time, with 30 finalists in each of the four categories – business, technology, creatives and sport. The annual watch-list showcases Under 30s in the driving seat of Africa’s next big start-up, creative concept, or rising business venture.
This is an increase from 90 people from the previous year.
Renuka Methil the Managing Editor of Forbes Africa said, “It was the moment we had all been waiting for, unveiling the 120 innovators who are changing the old rules of the game and forging forward. The Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list has over the last five years come to be a highly-respected and sought-after collection of tomorrow’s leaders today”.
Meet the 2019’s class of game-changers in Sports:
Clarence Munyai, 21, South Africa, Track & Field Athlete
Patricia Apolot, 28, Uganda, Kickboxer
Jean Sseninde, 26, Uganda, Footballer & CEO
Luvo Manyonga, 28, South Africa, Track & Field Athlete
Mohamed Salah, 26, Egypt, Footballer
Sadio Mane, 27, Senegal, Footballer
Wayde Van Nierkerk, 26, South Africa, Track & Field Athlete
Chad Le Clos, 27, South Africa, Track & Field Athlete
Francine Niyonsaba, 26, Burundi, Track & Field Athlete
Margaret Nyaireira Wambui, 23, Kenya, Track & Field Athlete
Akani Simbine, 26, South Africa, Track & Field Athlete
Genzebe Dibaba, 28, Ethiopia, Track & Field Athlete
Pierre Aubameyang, 29, Gabon, Footballer
Thembi Kgatlana, 23, South Africa, Footballer
Siya Kolisi, 27, South Africa, Footballer
Sabrina Simader, 21, Kenya, Alpine Skier
Quinton De Kock, 26, South Africa, Cricketer
Alex Iwobi, 23, Nigeria, Footballer
Aphiwe Dyantyi, 24, South Africa, Rugby Player
Percy Tau, 25, South Africa, Footballer
Ruhan Van Rooyen, 25, South Africa, Paralympic Athlete
Emmanuel Korir, 24, Kenya, Track & Field Athlete
Beatrice Chepkoech, 24, Kenya, Track & Field Athlete
Giana Lofty, 24, Egypt, Martial Arts Practioner
Caster Semenya, 24, South Africa, Track & Field
Kagiso Rabada, 24, South Africa, Cricketer
Sarah Ahmed, 21, Egypt, Weightlifter
Jacob Kiplimo, 18, Uganda, Track & Field Athlete
Faith Kipyegon, 25, Kenya, Track & Field Athlete
Gerson Domingos, 23, Angola, Basketballer