Dylan Mulvaney Makes Forbes ’30 Under 30′
Social media influencer Dylan Mulvaney has been named to Forbes’ prestigious “30 Under 30 Social Media” list, the publication announced this week. Mulvaney, a 26-year-old trans-identifying TikTok star, was recognized for the creator’s viral “Days of Girlhood” series, which documented their gender transition.
Forbes stated that the list was compiled with the help of public nominations and expertise from their tech journalists, as well as judges from all corners of the creator economy. This list showcases young founders, industry leaders, and online stars who are transforming the creator economy and shaping the future of the internet, as the industry is estimated to be worth $250 billion and expected to double in the next five years.
Mulvaney rose to fame on TikTok through their popular content, which has attracted over 1 billion views. The “Days of Girlhood” series, in particular, has resonated with viewers and sparked important conversations about gender identity. Mulvaney told Forbes, “Whether somebody’s trans or not, I just hope they can watch my videos and feel inspired to unlock a new part of themselves.”
Dylan Mulvaney appears on the cover of Forbes Magazine ‘30 Under 30.’
The magazine reveal Mulvaney has made over $2 million in the last year in endorsements & speaking engagements after going viral for his ‘days of girlhood’ series- in what many perceive as a parody of women. pic.twitter.com/2svwqquP2y
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) November 29, 2023
In addition to being recognized by Forbes, Mulvaney recently made headlines for a controversial Bud Light promotional campaign that led to widespread backlash and boycotts against the parent company, Anheuser-Busch. As a result, the brand incurred millions in lost revenue. Mulvaney stated that this experience taught them the importance of mutual respect between brands and creators, especially when it comes to representing the LGBTQ+ community.
In an interview with Forbes, Mulvaney expressed their gratitude for being named to the “30 Under 30 Social Media” list, saying, “This was my dream, I couldn’t be more grateful. And buckle up, we’re just getting started.” They also shared their aspirations of becoming a businesswoman, saying, “I think I am becoming a bit of a businesswoman. As much as I love the creative side, I love getting smarter: I want to know everything, and how it all works.”
Now Dylan Mulvaney, is teaching women how to become “businesswomen”.
Let me understand:
From a “man world” to the world of “men in skirts” teaching women how to be successful women ? 😑
the “feminists” love that…😅 pic.twitter.com/Fh4bueFNCM
— Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos (@SimonaMangiante) November 29, 2023
The influencer’s inclusion in the list highlights the growing influence of social media in the creator economy and its potential for success. Despite facing challenges and backlash, Mulvaney remains committed to using their platform to inspire and empower others and continue their journey of self-discovery and growth.
As an influential figure in the LGBTQ+ community, Mulvaney hopes to use their voice to advocate for inclusion and representation in the business world. They also aim to continue producing meaningful and impactful content that serves as a positive representation of the community and inspires others to embrace their authentic selves.
Mulvaney’s feature on Forbes’ “30 Under 30 Social Media” list is a significant accomplishment and a testament to their hard work and dedication to their craft. With a bright future ahead, the influencer shows no signs of slowing down and continues to make an impact through their creative content and advocacy for important social issues.