Who Do You Think Is the Most World-Changing Person Under 30?

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Millennials often get a bad rap, but people under 30 have already changed society in profound and positive ways. Just think of digital behemoths like Facebook and Instagram that have radically shifted the way we connect with one another — both were created by people in their 20s. But Mark Zuckerberg and Kevin Systrom are passing the torch to others, and we at TIME are thinking about the next generation of artists, innovators and pioneers. Who are the people who will change the way we live, eat, dress, communicate and even think now and in the next few years?

(MOREMillennials: The Next Greatest Generation?)

We’re giving you the floor and the chance to tell us who you think are tomorrow’s agents of change. Nominate millennial movers and shakers from all over the world who are changing the status quo. We’ll offer your suggestions to our expert panel of millennial thought leaders and publish the final list on TIME.com in the beginning of December.

There are a few ways to submit someone’s name. You can always leave a note in the comments, email 30under30@time.com or just send @TIME a tweet using #TIME30. Don’t forget to tell us why that person should be on the list.

8 comments
AngelaMcCarthy
AngelaMcCarthy

Hi I was wondering when the list will be posted and where we would be able to find it?

Thanks

dlinn1090
dlinn1090

At 19 years old, Matt co-founded the open source publishing platform WordPress, which is now powers 20.6% of the web. Two years later in August of 2005, Matt founded Automattic, the company behind the commercial version of WordPress, known as WordPress.com and WordPress.com VIP, the enterprise CMS product. Notable WordPress.com VIP customers include: The New York Post, CNN, AllThingsD and TechCrunch. Matt is also the founder and principal of Audrey Capital, an angel investment and research company. In the past year, Matt has invested in multiple startups that reflect his passion for open source including SmartThings (an open platform for the Internet of Things) and August (a smartphone-controlled lock). Matt has passionately advocated for charity: water over the past year, in fact, he raised more than $28,000 for clean water and traveled to Ethiopia to see the new wells that were built with the money that he raised.

At just 29 years old, Matt has been recognized for his leadership and success by Business Insider, Businessweek, INC., PC World and Vanity Fair.  Most recently, he was named to Refinery29’s 30 under 30 list and was recognized by Forbes on last year’s Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in the media category.

lesmith420
lesmith420

Nick and Marlene Boyd who currently reside in Tete, Mozambique and originally from Alabama. They are missionaries who spend countless hours ministering to, caring for, saving, building for and leading orphans, prostitutes, child slaves, the homeless and hungry throughout the world. They are truly world changers trying to change the world.

BrianDorsey
BrianDorsey

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban.

Jenn__T
Jenn__T

Cassidy Megan, the founder of Purple Day for Epilepsy.

UmerCyrus
UmerCyrus

Mark Zuckerberg ,he is a self made guy and multi billionaire and also we can say he is the father of modern social media (as far as I know) so deserve a nomination .

MargotTimmers
MargotTimmers

Jamal Edwards, he is a self made man who turned his little project into a huge succes channel that is giving great opportunities to young artists. (Without him Ed Sheeran maybe wasn't even discovered yet) He already had his own TED seminar and is inspiring thousands of people with his book Self Believe. He is my personal hero and my aim is to become like him. He definitely deserves a nomination.

gilbertbouic
gilbertbouic

@lesmith420I agree. Met up with these two on the flight out of Tete. An amazing story of perseverance and real desire to help others. The International Aid world with all the enormous funds and false propoganda could learn a lot from these two. Well done guys you can be proud of yourselves.

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