Canada Forbes – 30 Under 30 Class Of 2018: Young Stars – 13 Canadians

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Canada Forbes – What never grows old? The burning desire of youth to reinvent the world. That ambition, confidence and impatience is on full display in our 2018 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30, our annual encyclopedia of creative disruption featuring 600 young stars in 20 different industries.

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Xavier Dolan

Montreal’s Xavier Dolan made the Hollywood and entertainment list. The filmmaker is none other than the director behind Adele’s “Hello” video which broke the record for most YouTube views in 24 hours — and reminded us that flip phones can still be found in 2015.
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Lilly Singh

Toronto’s very own Superwoman has swept the world through her popular YouTube channel IISuperwomanII. With more than seven million subscribers, the 27-year-old headed on a world tour last year and has recently used her platform to launch #GirlLove, a campaign to end girl-on-girl


Matthew Jehu Samuels, or Boi-1da, is yet another hip-hop talent coming out of Toronto. The 29-year-old producer started off working with Drake and has since produced songs for Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and more
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Satish Kanwar

Satish Kanwar’s design company was brought out by Shopify, and since the e-commerce site launched in 2015, he’s been key in launching elements like their social media shop buttons. He’s originally from Toronto and is just 29 years old.
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Shawn Mendes

It all started with recording covers on Vine, and look where it’s got him. Another Toronto native, Shawn Mendes took his online following and turned it into a record deal, a number one debut album and upcoming tour. How is he only 17?
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Jamie Benn

Say hello to the 26-year-old captain of the Dallas Stars, Art Ross Trophy winner for NHL top scorer and Team Canada Olympic gold medalist, Jamie Benn.
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Steven Keating

Steven Keating, 27, was featured in the healthcare section and hails from Calgary. After discovering he had brain cancer after volunteering for a MRI experiment, he wanted to learn more about the details and data behind his illness and realized how difficult it can be for a patient to access. Keating started a social media campaign to raise awareness about getting patients access to their medical data and gave a TEDxYYC talk on how “medical selfies” can help this. Right now he’s a PhD candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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The Weeknd

The world can’t get enough of Abel Tesfaye, better known as the The Weeknd. He’s grown from an underground Toronto-based alterna-R&B singer to a pop superstar. Now at 25 years old, singles from his most recent album “Beauty Behind the Madness” topped Billboard charts
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Ian Crosby

Ian Crosby, the co-founder and CEO of Bench, clinched top spot in the enterprise technology category for his tech company’s work in automating accounting tasks for small businesses. He’s 29 years old.
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Nathan Williams

This 29-year-old Alberta native is the co-founder of “Kinfolk,” a magazine that is all about minimalism and exploring how people are simplifying their lives. He’s now expanded it into a clothing and home decor line Ouur Collection, which got him a spot on Forbes’ e-commerce list!
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Twenty-seven-year-old Vancouverite Claire Boucher a.k.a. Grimes got into music while studying at McGill University. She came out in 2010 and has grown her fanbase ever since with her eclectic style of pop. Her album “Art Angels” was a hit and she’s become known for her imaginative visuals.
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Louis-Victor Jadavji

Vancouver’s Louis-Victor Jadavji, 22, was recognized for co-founding Wiivv Wearables Inc. The company created custom, 3D-printed insoles for consumers who send in pictures of their feet from their smartphones.
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Hudson Sullivan

Hudson Sullivan, 29, made to the marketing and advertising list. He’s been busy this year working with clients like BMW and Nike with kbs+ ad agency. He worked on a short film about the decline of sound quality called “Distortion of Sound” for Harman, an audio equipment company

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Author: RV-Vijay