Malaysian actress Neelofa and Fashion Valet’s Vivy Yusof are among the honourees of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2017 list.
The Forbes 30 Under 30 list is an annual list of the shakers and movers of business, industry and entertainment figures under the age of 30. The Asian edition has 10 categories with 30 people each.
Neelofa, 28, has a popular line of headscarves called Naelofar Hijab while Vivy Yusof co-founded the wildly successful e-commerce site Fashion Valet besides being the founder of dUCk and the star of her ownr eality TV show, Love, Vivy. Both honourees are listed under Forbes’ list for their achievements in retail and e-commerce category.
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Alhamdulillah, this made my day. So happy to be in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia! I can't thank you guys enough for supporting me. Not to forget, my family who've always been my number 1 cheerleader ❤️ Congrats to my NH team for being my backbone after many years, you guys are the best!!! Syukur, dreams do come true 🌸🌸🌸 Special thanks to @khoonhooiofficial for this lovely dress #khoonhooiofficial
“Alhamdulillah, this made my day. So happy to be in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia! I can’t thank you guys enough for supporting me. Not to forget, my family who’ve always been my number 1 cheerleader,” Neelofa posted on Instagram.
Vivy has also took to Instagram to address her listing on Forbes captioning the post with “Alhamdulillah thank you @forbes and @forbesasia for this honour. Means so much to me, my husband @fadzaanuar and my teams… and my parents who are probably telling the whole village about it now.”
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Almost screamed when I got the email to this link. I made it to Forbes List this year representing @fashionvaletcom and @theduckgroup. Alhamdulillah thank you @forbes and @forbesasia for this honour. Means so much to me, my husband @fadzaanuar and my teams… and my parents who are probably telling the whole village about it now 🤣 #forbes #30under30 #fashionvalet #duckscarves
Besides Retail and E-commerce, the other categories include Consumer Technology, Enterprise Technology, Entertainment and Sports, The Arts, Finance and Venture Capital, Industry, Manufacturing and Energy, Healthcare and Science, Social Entrepreneurs and Media, Marketing and Advertising.
“This year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list highlights the diversity of talent in this vast region, with 300 impressive young entrepreneurs from all walks of life pushing the boundaries of innovation,” said Senior Digital Editor, Asia at Forbes Media, Rana Wehbe in a statement.
“It is fascinating to see how these millennials are using technology to disrupt their industries, empower their communities and overcome cultural barriers.
“Notably, this year’s list showcases a number of women in Asia who are advocates for social change, defying stereotypes and prejudice to set a positive example for what women in this part of the world can achieve,” she added.
According to Forbes, more than 1,200 submissions were received, but only 300 applicants made the cut. Congratulations to Vivy Yusof and Neelofa for making it on the prestigious list!