Young Balkan Stars Join Forbes' Under-30 List

Every year, Forbes identifies 30 of the brightest and most promising game-changers under the age of 30 in 20 different industries and the newest list of 600 people, published on Monday, contains nine names of youthful visionaries from the Balkans.

Rita Ora

Singer: Rita Ora started out performing in the UK at her father's London pub after her refugee family emigrated from Kosovo. The singer has kept busy since her first album, designing collections for Adidas, hosting the TV show America's Next Top Model, debuting a new lipstick line with cosmetics-maker Rimmel London and partnering with Absolut Vodka in a project that will allow her to collaborate with fans for a new song.

Florin Badita

Founder, Corruption Kills: Following the Colectiv tragedy in which 64 people died in a nightclub fire in the Romanian capital, Badita founded Corruption Kills, a movement designed to rally people against moves to decriminalize corruption convictions in which the damages were less than 45,000 euros. He has also helped investigative journalists uncover public embezzlement in Romania.

Lena Borislavova

Attorney, Georgiev, Todorov & Co: Bulgarian lawyer Lena Borislavova specializes in mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions and negotiations, and international financial law. She also supports foreign investment in Bulgaria.

Jasminko Halilovic

Founder, War Childhood Museum: Halilovic, a leading conflict researcher, founded the War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo, Bosnia, which has documented over 4,000 articles, interviews and artifacts exploring the experience of growing up in wartime Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has authored several books, including War...

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