Genuine question about Forbes 30 Under 30
On the 30 Under 30 Consumer Technology as an example, there are some people that were selected who are currently working as mid-level Product Managers at LinkedIn, Instagram, Airbnb, Amazon and Twitter.
These people are certainly talented but they are simple tech employees who work at a big Corp, have managers, 0 reports etc like thousands of others in the US.
Why are they selected? Isn’t the Forbes list supposed to be prestigious and showcase individuals who are creating value and innovation in the consumer technology space?
PS: Asking this question genuinely, not out of jealousy (I already see the trolls coming). I don’t think I did something incredible yet to deserve being in the list.