MAW learned Tuesday that Forbes is rolling out its list of “Forbes 30 under 30 Asia” of 2017, the annual ranking of Asia’s “brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers.”
So who made the cut? We can now confirm that Yeahmobi CEO Xiaowu Zou is named in the list, based on his “outstanding performance on entrepreneurship.”
According to a provided statement, Forbes sifted through thousands of nominations and then convened a panel of judges – from Kaifu Lee and Jean Liu to Jimmy Choo and Sonny Bill Williams to bring out the list.
The Asian list is a continuation of the global expansion of the Forbes 30 under 30 franchise – a franchise that includes alumni such as Palmer Luckey from Oculus, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy from Snapchat, basketball superstar LeBron James and K-pop star G-Dragon.
Forbes’s announcement remarked Zou’s outstanding performance managing Chinese marketing company Yeahmobi. The company reported a profit of $13 million on revenues of $93 million last year.