Welcome to Wharton Magazine’s first-ever attempt to identify some of Wharton’s most exciting young alumni. Call it the Wharton Forty Under Forty. Or the #40Under40 (especially if you mention it on social media). Call it the “young alumni to watch” list. Or a who’s who. Just don’t call it a ranking. By no stretch of the imagination does the Wharton Magazine staff believe it’s possible to itemize and prioritize Wharton alumni, and the magazine doesn’t dare say there are only 40 top young alumni. Countless graduates deserve the community’s attention and praise. Who are they all? Here, we hope to get that conversation going.

What follows are 40 individuals who represent a cross-section of the energy, ambition, accomplishments and diversity of the Wharton alumni network—across professions, interests, degrees, geographies and nationalities—along with four groups of alumni who are succeeding together.

Please enjoy … and be prepared to nominate your candidate for the next 40 Under 40. We plan to do this again next year.

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