To promote her new album, Unapologetic, Rihanna set off on an ambitious globetrotting “777″ tour that hit seven countries in seven days and also spread the word about her latest fragrance, and held down endorsement deals with Vita Coco and Nivea.
Drake raked in $20 million thanks in part to his Club Paradise tour earlier this year, and business deals with Sprite and Kodak.
After disclosing his sexuality earlier in the year, R&B crooner snagged six Grammy nominations for his Channel Orange debut and proved that he is the breakout star of his Odd Future music crew.
How did these three end up on the list?
“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 chose 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.”
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Rihanna, Drake & Frank Ocean Make Forbes ’30 Under 30′ List was originally published on hellobeautiful.com