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The young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs on our annual listing of the 30 under 30 are impatient to change the world. In each of 15 categories, ranging from energy to Hollywood, Forbes editors and reporters worked with panels of expert judges to choose the field's brightest stars under the age of 30. In sum they represent the entrepreneurial, creative and intellectual best of their generation. Individually, they are engaging, surprising and incredibly hardworking.

Kate McKinnon, 28
Writer, Actor
Saturday Night Live

Over the past decade Saturday Night Live has gone from being a boy's club to a launching pad for great female comedians. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig all started as SNL players before making it big. McKinnon is on target to join their ranks. She debuted on SNL in April and is already a massive hit. Her impressions of Ann Romney, Penelope Cruz and Ellen DeGeneres have won her fans around the country. DeGeneres even praised McKinnon's impersonation on her talk show. Says McKinnon, "It's very flattering. But my one goal when I started was not to actually vomit on TV or run away." -- Reported by Dorothy Pomerantz

Aziz Ansari, 29
Actor, Writer

Best known for his work on the NBC show Parks and Recreation, Ansari also has a thriving movie career and a busy standup schedule. He recently took a page from the book of Louis C.K. by selling digital copies of his standup special "Dangerously Delicious" direct to fans for $5.

Maude Apatow, 15

Monica Austin, 29

Oliver Bogner, 19

David Brewer, 28

Jencarlos Canela, 24

Sam Claflin, 26

Chris Colfer, 22

Lena Dunham, 26

David Ellison, 29

Megan Ellison, 26

Greta Gerwig, 29

Ariana Grande, 19

Ian Hecox, Anthony Padilla, 25, 25

Alex Hirsch, 27

Nicholas Hoult, 23

David Katzenberg, 29

Max Landis, 27

Tom Leach, 27

Logan Lerman, 20

Chloe Moretz, 15

Issa Rae, 27

Simon Rich, 28

Nev Schulman, 28

Rebecca Sugar, 25

Tyler Thompson, 26

Analeigh Tipton, 24

Kaitlyn Vowels, 27

Rebel Wilson, 28

The young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs on our annual listing of the 30 under 30 are impatient to change the world. In each of 15 categories, ranging from energy to Hollywood, Forbes editors and reporters worked with panels of expert judges to choose the field�s brightest stars under the age of 30.

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