Forbes 30 Under 30 is a list of young and successful people, renewed and issued annually by Forbes Middle East. From sports world champions to CEOs of leading high-growth businesses, these 20-somethings have left an indelible mark. Luckily for us, seven names mentioned in the 30 under 30 are Egyptians.
1- Nour El Sherbini
The three times World Champion made it on the list. Nour El Sherbini is a professional Squash player and won the 2018-2019 PSA World Squash Championship. At only 23 years, this young champion proved to the world the true meaning of devotion.
2- Michael Farid
Four recent MIT graduates, all engineers with a shared passion for robots, introduced a self-cleaning robotic kitchen, designed to prepare an entire meal in less than three minutes and called it SPYCE.
Michael Farid, a 27-year-old, is the CEO and co-founder of this creative invention.
3- Aya and Mounaz Abdel Raouf
The two sisters behind ‘Okhtein’ were both born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, and they’ve always had a passion for art, design, and fashion. Their luxury brand of bags has gone international, with their unique designs being worn by the likes Beyonce, Emma Watson, and Gigi Hadid.
No surprise that “Fakhr El Arab” has made it on this list. Mo Salah is a Liverpool and Egyptian football striker. Only 26 years old, this star is not just an inspiration but a role model to everyone as he has reached the mountains of success nationally and internationally.
5- Omar Gabr and Moataz Soliman
These 28-year-olds launched Instabug in 2012 when they were still students at Cairo University. Instabug is a tool that runs in the background of an app, allowing users to send their feedback or bugs instantly, by just shaking their devices.
Shorbagy is a professional squash player who has made Egyptians proud. He reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 1 in November 2014 and again in March 2018. While he was just 23 years old, he was already ranked number 1, and claimed the spotlight again in 2018 at 27 years of age.
7- Naguib Sawiris
The founder of “Yup Technologies”, a platform that allows students to access tutoring services through their phones. This app allows tutors to instantly help students based on their needs. Naguib Sawiris currently resides in San Francisco and is the namesake of his more famous uncle.