The biweekly Forbes magazine has published its second annual list of promising talents under 30. The list which is known as "30 Under 30” annually announces 30 people under the age of 30 who have shown outstanding performance in areas from economy to food and from music to technology, and whom the magazine appraises as able to change the world. The list comes with a brief bio of the people picked. This year there are three young men with Iranian origins in the list to comprise 10 per cent of the total number.
Darian Shirazi, 26, was born to an Iranian father and an American mother. He started his job when 15 at eBay and joined facebook quickly. He showed huge success with the faoundation of companies such as Fotodunk, Fwix, and iCast in journalism and social networks.
His company Radius Intelligence is currently one of the most successful in small business information. It provides service for more than 20 million small business units.
Babak Pahlavan is another Iranian on the list. 29, he is the executive director of Clever Sense. He contributed to the development of Arthur, an iPhone app which helps users in finding their favorite restaurants and cafés.
He joined Google in 2011 to contribute to the development of Google Place. This service is also run for users to find their favorite places. Babak is currently manager to Google Analytics.
Arash Ferdowsi was a cofounder of Dropbox, an online file hosting service which is capable of synchronizing files on a number of computers for different users. He founded the company with an MIT graduate.