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Fashion and Forbes: 30 Under 30

Fashion and Forbes: 30 Under 30

The discussion over whether fashion is a serious business or not has been going on for decades. This vibrant and creative industry promises to stay strong despite all the speculation it gathers, however. Creating new jobs for millions of young talents all over the world, the fashion industry has the capacity to generate billions of dollars each year, and people from all types of professions contribute to this enormous growth. Given the expansive market it shapes, fashion also gets acknowledged by business authorities such as Forbes; every year, many leaders in the fashion world land a coveted spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List.

Ashley Graham

As the woman of the moment, this gorgeous plus-size model has landed a handful of highly sought-after magazine covers including American Vogue and Sport Illustrated, and even walked her first New York Fashion Week earlier this year for Michael Kors. As a self-described "body activist," Graham has been helping to change women's body image in the fashion world and beyond. 

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Olivia Bee

This twenty-one-year-old has already shot ad campaigns for Adidas, Fiat, Hermes, Converse and Nike. Her 1970s inspired shots showcase her unique photographic style, cementing this young artist's place in the world of high fashion photography. 

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Danielle Bernstein

One of the most beloved and popular members of the blogger universe, Bernstein, the creator of weworewhat, has also landed a well-earned place on this list. Her Instagram page draws in over 1.5 million followers, which has helped translate into a multi-million dollar denim brand. Her company Second Skin Overalls made $70,000 in 3 hours after the website was first launched. 

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James Charles

The business owner of the 21st century, James is an incredibly talented, seventeen-year-old makeup star. After showing off his makeup skills on his Youtube channel, he became the very first "cover boy" to be receive a contract from cosmetic giant, CoverGirl.

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Peche Di

A transgender model from Bangkok, Thailand, Di now has her own modeling agency called Trans Models NYC, which works with transgender models to help promote and launch the careers of young talent around the world. 

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Jake Rosenberg

This charming photographer launched his online publication The Coveteur in 2011. Since then, the digital brand and platform has evolved to run ad campaigns for high end brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, and become a go-to fashion and beauty news source for devoted fashionistas everywhere.

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Vanessa Stofenmacher

The founder of one of MODA Blog favorites jewelry lines, Stofenmacher's fine jewelry brand Vrai & Oro generates more than $3 million revenue. Her designs have become highly covetable for their sleek, minimalist aesthetic and easy, everyday wear.

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Kylie Jenner

Yes, the youngest business woman of the Kardashian clan also managed to land a spot on the most revered list in the business world. Jenner's ever growing makeup business potentially puts her in the position to be the second highest earner in her family.

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Chiara Ferragni

The queen of bloggers created an A-list entrepreneur out of herself. The Blonde Salad founder now has a e-commerce line as well and was featured in a case study at Harvard Business School–twice!

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Christian Siriano

Perhaps one of the most famous alums from the Project Runway series, Siriano now dresses fashion icons like Michelle Obama and Coco Rocha on a daily basis.

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