Forbes this week released its 2012 installment of its “30 Under 30″ list, the finance mag’s annual attempt at getting twenty-somethings to feel really bad about themselves. As in past years, the list is divided up into different spheres of influence, and since “Music” is included, we get to see which pop stars the titans of the business world consider the equals of Mark Zuckerberg and Ezra Klein.
On the whole, the list isn’t too surprising, with all the heavyweights you might guess: Taylor Swift, Adele, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, One Direction, Frank Ocean and the Mumford fellow. Forbes also made time for some under-the-radar choices that we can’t especially complain about: Avicii, Calvin Harris, Benny Blanco and a few industry types.
Surprisingly, the mag’s choice for the headlining artist of the list: Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa.
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