The most powerful millennials in Europe: Millie Bobby Brown, 13, Little Mix and Rita Ora are named among the most influential Brits by Forbes for their ‘leadership and disruption’ skills

  • Forbes has released its annual 30 Under 30 Europe list of influencers
  • Millie Bobby Brown, 13, was among the youngest people on the list
  • Other Brits include Game of Thrones’ Maisie Wililams and Nathalie Emmanuel
  • Thousands of entries across 10 categories were judged by experts

From a 13-year-old actress to a singer whose become an international star after fleeing war-torn Kosovo these Brits are among the most influential people in Europe.

Forbes has released its annual 30 Under 30 list, featuring millennial influencers in 10 industries, with a healthy portion of Brits making up the numbers.

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, 13, was among the youngest stars on the list and was joined by fellow Brits Maisie Williams, 20, star of Game of Thrones, and Rita Ora, 27, who was born in Kosovo but moved to the UK with her family to escape the conflict.

Other Brits who made the cut included all four members of Little Mix, actor Nathalie Emmanuel who ditched Hollyoaks for and sports stars including boxer Anthony Joshua, cyclist Laura Kenny, and track and field Paralympian Jonnie Peacock.

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, 13, has been named one of the most influential people in Europe by Forbes

Singer Rita Ora made the list of people who are likely to change their field in the next 50 years
Paralympian Jonnie Peacock who starred in Strictly this year
Champion boxer Anthony Joshua also made the list

Forbes reporters vetted thousands of nominations and polled expert judges including filmmaker Edgar Wright and businesswoman Arianna Huffington.

To make it on to the list, candidates were ‘judged on leadership and disruption; entrepreneurial mind-set and results; and the likelihood of changing their field over the next half-century’.

Although among the youngest, Millie Bobby Brown who originally hails from Bournemouth is said to be worth £5 million and often spotted in couture clothes by Gucci, Kenzo and Burberry, she has an A-list stylist and is fast becoming a style icon.

Her middle class parents gave up everything so she could pursue her acting dream and the family were broke and living off handouts when Millie landed the role of Eleven, a girl with telekinetic and psychic powers, in the Eighties-set thriller.

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