- There isn’t just one way to assess or define success.
- Based on their stature and accomplishments in their respective fields and industries, we compiled a list of some of the most successful individuals of the previous year.
Success can be characterised in a variety of ways; there is no single definition for it.
We compiled a list of some of the most accomplished, prominent persons from the previous year after taking into account numerous success metrics. This list was compiled based on the accomplishments and impact of the candidates throughout 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. Net value and brand recognition were also taken into account.
The most successful individuals of the past year are listed here, from youngest to oldest, and ranked by birth year.
In 2018, Chloe Kim, who is now 19 years old, won the Olympic half pipe medal at the youngest age ever.
Birth year: 2000
Snowboarder Chloe Kim broke out at the 2018 Winter Olympics, winning a gold medal and becoming the youngest half pipe list in Olympic history at the age of 17. She won the women’s snowboard half pipe final at the freestyle ski and snowboard world championships in Park City, Utah, in February, adding yet another global championship to her resume. She is now a world, US Open, and X Games champion.
The world’s youngest self-made millionaire is 21-year-old Kylie Jenner.
Birth year: 1997
Forbes reports that Kylie Jenner, who is just 21 years old, became the youngest self-made millionaire ever in March. Her self-owned cosmetics company by the same name, Kylie Cosmetics, which she introduced in 2015, accounts for a substantial portion of her net worth. The company is now worth $900 million, three years later.
Jenner, who is among the top 10 most followed celebrities on Instagram, was named the most influential personality on Lyst’s 2018 Year in Fashion Report. She also has enormous social media influence.
Ariana Grande, 25, broke YouTube records with the release of her single, “thank u, next” in February 2019.
Birth year: 1993
Ariana Grande, one of the most well-known figures in pop music, began her career on Broadway and in the Nickelodeon comedy Victorious. After its August release, her fourth and eagerly awaited album “Sweetener” received praise. Just two months later, Grande shocked her audience by releasing the number-one single “thank u, next” and announcing a follow-up album with the same name. The song’s music video surpassed all previous YouTube records with 55.4 million views in a single day.
As of April, Grande was the youngest headlining artist in Coachella history. She is presently on tour and playing songs from both albums. She was selected the 2018 Woman of the Year by Billboard.
Sally Rooney, 28, has been lauded as “the first great millennial novelist” for her bestselling book “Normal People.”
Birth year 1991.
The second book by Irish novelist Sally Rooney, “Normal People,” was well received when it was released in Ireland in 2018 and the US in 2019. It has been nominated for a number of awards, including the Man Booker Prize and Women’s Prize for Fiction.
According to Dennis Tang for TeenVogue, Rooney has been referred to as the “first great millennial novelist” and “Salinger for the Snapchat generation.”
The youngest woman ever elected to Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, currently 29 years old, was elected in 2018.
Birth year: 1989
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-declared Democratic socialist, won 78% of the vote in the general election on a shoestring budget, making her the youngest woman ever elected to Congress at the age of 29.
Ocasio-Cortez, who was raised in a working-class household in the Bronx, organised Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign while attending Boston University and working as a barman in Manhattan.
As the Duchess of Sussex, 37-year-old Meghan Markle has been advocating for women’s rights and equality.
Born in 1981
The moment Meghan Markle announced her royal engagement, she instantly became a fashion icon. According to the “Meghan Markle effect,” which is credited with bringing more than $1 billion to the UK fashion business, people adore anything Meghan Markle wears. Tanza Loudenback of Business Insider first reported this.
She has also remained a powerful advocate for women’s rights, equality, and diversity, as evidenced by the women’s suffrage address she delivered in New Zealand in October of last year.
The 37-year-old Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has been dubbed the most influential royal when it comes to style.
Born in 1982
Since she wed Prince William, Kate Middleton’s influence has only been stronger. According to a Brand Finance poll from October, the Duchess of Cambridge is the most effective royal fashion influencer and the most well-liked UK “icon.” According to research, wearing something “increases the desirability” for 38% of US consumers, according to Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl.
The ride-hailing company’s president, John Zimmer, 34, worked with Logan Green to lead Lyft to its IPO in March 2019.
Birth year: 1984
The other contributing factor to Lyft’s success is John Zimmer. When arranging carpools during her time in college, Zimmer came up with the idea for a ridesharing business. She then connected with Green via Facebook because she too had a car-sharing concept. Lyft was formally introduced in 2012. As president of the business today, Zimmer has assisted with its IPO.
One of the brightest minds of his generation has been dubbed Mark Zuckerberg, the 34-year-old creator of Facebook.
Birth year: 1984
The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is “regarded as one of the most brilliant minds of his generation,” according to Paige Leskin of Business Insider. According to Leskin, he founded a social network that has more monthly active users than any nation on earth and dropped out of Harvard to completely develop it. Despite recent controversy, he has persisted in defending the website.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, 51, is recognised with completely reimagining the business.
Born in 1967
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has led the company for the first five years of his tenure, doubling down on cloud computing with initiatives like the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and the Office 365 subscription productivity suite. These initiatives have assisted Microsoft in moving beyond the Windows PC and into the modern era.
Recently, he has established Microsoft’s claim in the fields of augmented reality, edge computing, and artificial intelligence; according to Quartz, he has also redefined the corporation in the process.
All in All:
The persons on this list are just a small sample of the many successful people who have had a lasting impression on society.We may all work towards success in our own endeavours by taking lessons from their experiences and adopting their beliefs.