Frank Ocean, Drake & Rihanna Make ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’ List

Published: Friday 21st Dec 2012 by David

They’re young, talented and have the world at their feet, so it should come as little surprise to anyone that Rap mastermind Drake and ‘Thinking Of You’ sensation Frank Ocean have made ‘Forbes 30 Under 30‘ list this year.

Celebrated for accomplishments achieved both on and off the stage, the pair are joined by Pop mannequin Rihanna, who was  honored on behalf of the Def Jam music group and Roc Nation.

Details below…

Forbes explain:

“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.”

On Drake:

“The former Degrassi star earned $20 million last year, buoyed by live shows, a new album and endorsements with the likes of Sprite and Kodak.”

On Ocean:

“Buoyed by the success of hip-hop collective Odd Future, Ocean has established himself as a solo act, earning six Grammy nominations this year, tied for the most of any artist.”

Then on Def Jam’s Rihanna:

“The Barbados-born diva has parlayed pop hits into endorsements with Vita Coco and Nivea, fragrance Reb’l Fleur and sold-out shows around the world.”


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  1. Honestly Speaking December 21, 2012

    Congratulations to everyone who made the list! It’s nice to see them working hard and being paid well to do so.

    • truth(i could drag the F*** ouuta icki but y, she did it on herself with reflop and no grammy nods. so ill just stomp her pissy fans p**** in chile) December 21, 2012

      I like them all so COSIGN! Drake ought to com out thr closet too. He and Frank gay…like me and sam. Dont b afraid to n who u is Drake, black, white, WHATeva chile! Just keep the music comn

  2. Don’t_Start_No_Shit!!! December 21, 2012

    Drake you needed some moisturizer on those lips on that pic. Congrats tho!!

    • From the Hive December 21, 2012


    • Kiss my ass >>>>> ( | ) December 21, 2012


    • truth(i could drag the F*** ouuta icki but y, she did it on herself with reflop and no grammy nods. so ill just stomp her pissy fans p**** in chile) December 21, 2012

      She KEEPS them puckered chile

  3. Sierra December 21, 2012

    My girl drakeisha and those eyebrows Lol still lov him tho haha congrats to all who won 🙂

    • truth(i could drag the F*** ouuta icki but y, she did it on herself with reflop and no grammy nods. so ill just stomp her pissy fans p**** in chile) December 21, 2012


    • Touché December 21, 2012


  4. Diamonds (Beyonce’s Weave) December 21, 2012

    So proud of all my girls (Rihanna, Drakeisha, Francine). Love seeing my girls work.

    • Lax December 21, 2012


      • Diamonds (Beyonce’s Weave) December 21, 2012

        Love you too Lax and Happy Holidays.

  5. King B>Rihanna December 21, 2012

    Get that money I ain’t mad.

  6. JJFan1814 December 21, 2012

    Yassssss Rihanna!!! That muthafuckin reign

    • Kiss my ass >>>>> ( | ) December 21, 2012

      stfu b****

  7. Monstarebel December 21, 2012

    Rihanna Drakeshia & Frankie did that ayeee black gworls ROC >>>>>

  8. From the Hive December 21, 2012

    You better get them coins!

  9. SlayDeleLaurieBlueAdkins December 21, 2012


  10. mobwife: ummmm….really? December 21, 2012


    What kind of “FUCKERY” (Amy Winehouse voice) is this? Franchesca Ocean is a power player for suckin a d*ck? We damn shouldn’t “Super Head” be on this list too? 0_o

    Can we all stop pretending that the POWERS THAT BE isn’t behind this bullsh** right here? So, as long as Black Men are perceived as weak and feminine (Drakelle) or straight up and down gay (Franchesca Ocean), then they have a place in the American music and film industry. Wow….. *reading scripture & the tea leaves on this one* 🙂

    • mobwife: ummmm….really? December 21, 2012

      **WELL DAMN**

  11. Omari December 21, 2012

    WTF Sam why is there a picture of Rita Ora on the Rihanna ‘Stay’ most comments list LOL. You s*** stirrer.

  12. ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ December 21, 2012

    Drakeisha is the on;y b**** I’m here for. You betta werk, gurl and those lips….ch…..pucker ’em up.

    Don’t forget that we have our ceremony today at 9:30 P.M. EST. Be here. And vote if you haven’t.

    • Touché December 21, 2012


  13. Hi5 & Purrrrrrr December 21, 2012

    Congrats. They werked it this past year and deserve it. RiRi could’ve clocked more though. These stores not stocking her perfumes well AT ALL! I see them advertised in flyers but I DONT C THEM ENOUGH!!! Check on that RiRi and team!

  14. Hi5 & Purrrrrrr December 21, 2012

    Thats what happen to drake when he stay too long on them passifiers as a child. He’s left with a permanent pucker now.

  15. JAZMINE SULLIVANS FAN December 21, 2012

    Where’s ORA?


    Yeah, WHERE IS ME?

  17. mobwife: ummmm….really? December 21, 2012

    F*** Forbes and that very scripted predictable list! Kendrick Lamar? Mac Milller? Ke$ha? Calvin Harris? Wiz Kalfia? And a cast a of characters dare I say no one has ever heard of? This is once again a great example of what LIMITED MEDIA OWNERSHIP will produce. The POWERS THAT BE….illuminati, skull n’ bones hell whoever they are, can manipulate the human mind at will now can’t they? smfh

  18. truth(i could drag the F*** ouuta icki but y, she did it on herself with reflop and no grammy nods. so ill just stomp her pissy fans p**** in chile) December 21, 2012

    Drake goowrl i bet yo milkshake brings all the boys to the yard with those ‘ever puckered’ lips. I LOVE IT!

  19. Ugh December 21, 2012

    I don’t see how Frank Ocean is nominated for all dem grammys. the gay thing really paid off. never have i seen such b*******

    • I still buy CDs. What can I say? I’m old-fashioned. December 21, 2012

      Ha! I was thinking almost the same thing, that if he hadn’t “come out” no one would care about him.

    • mobwife: ummmm….really? December 21, 2012

      Again, what kind of “FUCKERY” is this? *Amy Winehouse voice*

    • RichandBlack11 December 21, 2012

      His CD is the bomb ./………TRICKS ARE FOR KIDS

  20. BitchICan’tEvenSpellWelfare December 21, 2012

    Another day, another comment section full of Frank Ocean hate.

    Top Albums of 2012- where “channel Orange” ranked…

    1. Spin – #1
    2. Stereogum- #2
    3. Stereogum readers choice- #1
    4. Rolling Stone- #2
    5. Pop Matters- #1
    6. Pretty Much Amazing- #2
    7. Slant- #1
    8. NPR- Picked as a Top 50 (unranked)
    9. Pitchfork- #2

    So ALL of this critical acclaim can ONLY be chalked up to the fact that Frank once had a relationship with a man. It has NOTHING to do with the quality of his work at all??? Okay. Whatever makes you feel better.

    Anyway, congratulations to Frank, Drake, and Rihanna.

    * blasts “Lost” *

  21. ENOUGH ONIKA (0 GRAMMY NOMS…) December 21, 2012

    Drakeisha went and got her tan on. Cute…

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