Sha'Carri Richardson among stars to make Forbes 30 under 30 2024 list

ATHLETICS Sha'Carri Richardson among stars to make Forbes 30 under 30 2024 list

Abigael Wafula 15:45 - 29.11.2023

Sha'Carri Richardson has made the Forbes 30 under 30 2024 list alongside Ice Spice among other celebrities.

The annual Forbes 30 under 30 list has been released for 2024, and Black changemakers, creatives, founders, and industry leaders are represented among the distinguished 600 selectees.

Reigning World 100m champion Sha’Carri Richardson is among the stars who have made it to the list which has also attracted rappers Latto and Ice Spice, and content creator Druski.

Richardson has made it to the list courtesy of her 2023 dominant exploits that saw her become the fastest woman in the world. This comes following her big losses at major races in 2021 after she was suspended for a doping offense.

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After stepping away from the spotlight, Richardson re-emerged in a major way, qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics and becoming the USA’s first women’s 100m world champion since 2017.

Meanwhile, the list comprises the most notable people under 30 across 20 categories, including music, sports, media, Hollywood and entertainment, social impact, finance, and social media.

Latto’s appearance on the list comes on the heels of one of her most successful years yet, with an estimated $12 million in earnings in 2023 alone.

The “Big Energy” rapper joined Lizzo for her Special tour and took home a bevy of brand deals from companies like Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty, Wingstop, Halls, and Pretty Little Thing. T

Ice Spice used TikTok to create a frenzy, which netted her a spot amongst Forbes’ music notables. Following the success of her 2022 hit “Munch (Feelin U),” the NYC rapper quickly became a main fixture for pop collaborations and fashion campaigns for brands like Marc Jacobs and Adidas.

The new IT girl also earned a Best New Artist Grammy nomination while finding a home on the Billboard charts with her tracks “Barbie World,” “Princess Diana,” and “Boys A Liar, Pt. 2.”