10 Filipinos on Forbes '30 Under 30 Asia' list

MANILA, Philippines – Ten Filipinos made it to Forbes Magazine's inaugural 30 under 30 Asia list recognizing the region's top 300 young game-changers who are under 30.

In the first-ever Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia, the 22-year-old founder of Solar Philippines, Leandro Leviste, topped the list's manufacturing and energy category.

Also recognized were singer Charice Pempengco, photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani, artist Ronson Culibrina, retailer Koh Martinez Onozawa, finance and venture capitalist Rachel de Villa, consumer technopreneur Valenice Balace, SALt co-founder Raphael Mijeno, social entrepreneur Henry Motte-Muñoz, and 15-year-old inventor Amin Hataman.

The Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list features 300 young entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders in Asia across 10 fields: arts (art and style, food and drink); manufacturing and energy; entertainment and sports; consumer technology; finance and venture capital; enterprise technology; media and marketing; health care and science; social entrepreneurs; and retail and e-commerce.