With the upcoming season of Survivor titled Game Changers it is appropriate that a former Survivor contestant has made it on to Forbes 2017 Class of 30 Under 30. The yearly list presented by Forbes magazine celebrates 600 of “the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers” in the United States.
Julia Landauer, a 25-year-old Stock Car Driver for NASCAR, is listed in the 30 Under 30 Sports category. Julia previously competed on Survivor: Caramoan – Fans vs. Favorites as a member of the fans tribe where she finished in 13th place. She is the highest-finishing female in NASCAR K&N Pro Series championship history and in 2016 was chosen for the NASCAR Next class which honors the most promising racers around the world. Julia shares the list alongside athletes such as four-time Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Simone Biles and Denver Broncos Outside Linebacker Von Miller.
Forbes has been presenting the 30 Under 30 for the past six years; they describe the list as “an annual opportunity to embrace the optimism, inventiveness and boldness of youth.” The 2017 Class includes 600 men and women under 30-years-old from across 20 different industries. Previous honorees include Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence, and Grammy nominated artist Chance the Rapper.
The competition level is extremely high when it comes to making it onto the list. Forbes stated that there were over 15,000 nominations for just 600 spots. Basically, a 4% acceptance rate, which Forbes said makes it “harder to get into than the nation’s two most selective colleges, Stanford University (4.8%) and Harvard University (5.2%).” However, Julia is a former Stanford graduate, so is clearly used to overcoming the odds.
Inside Survivor would like to offer our hearty congratulations to Julia Landauer! Unfortunately, none of the under-30s from the Survivor: Game Changers cast made the cut.