Number one, the Forbes 30 Under 30 list is WAAAAAAAY more than 30 people. There are in fact 23 lists of 30 young people, but some are in multiple lists, so it's impossible to determine quite how many people (under 30) are recognized.
Number two, the Forbes 30 Under 30 list is chalk full of fascinating solutions to a number of injustices. In fact, an entire list is dedicated to these solutions - the 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs. While addressing a wide-array of issues, from environmental to economic to healthcare to gender equality, each of these (under 30) people have something in common - they used what they were good at to address something they cared about.
In addition to those (under 30) people, Forbes recognized Marley Dias, the 12 year-old who noticed a lack of black female representation in literature and started #1000blackgirlbooks. So far, she's collected over 10,000 books black female protagonists...maybe her and fellow Under 30 awardee, Tony Weaver, Jr.
Congrats @IamMarleyDias for nabbing that #Forbesunder30 spot for media! So thankful they see the impt of ur activism>> Defining and driving the world of news and content via @forbes https://t.co/tdapazoaJF … #BlackGirlMagic
— 4 Eva & Eva (@EvaVegaWorld) November 14, 2017
And finally, friend of Peace First Yara Shahidi was named on the Hollywood and Entertainment 30 Under 30 list, not just recognized for her acting prowess but for her activism and efforts to bring more diversity to Hollywood.