World no.1 foil fencer from HK, Edgar Cheung featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Class of 2022

Edgar Cheung


27th May 2022 – (Singapore) Forbes announced today its seventh annual “30 Under 30 Asia” list, featuring 300 young entrepreneurs, leaders and trailblazers across the Asia-Pacific region, all under the age of 30, who are inspiring change and driving innovation in their respective fields amid the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Class of 2022 features 30 notable honorees selected for each of the 10 categories, including The Arts (Art & Style, Food & Drink); Entertainment & Sports; Finance & Venture Capital; Media, Marketing & Advertising; Retail & Ecommerce; Enterprise Technology; Industry, Manufacturing & Energy; Healthcare & Science; Social Impact and Consumer Technology.

Among those featured on this year’s list is the No. 1 female golfer in the world Jin Young Ko from South Korea, Edgar Cheung, Hong Kong left-handed foil fencer, 2016 individual Asian champion, two-time Olympian, and 2021 individual Olympic champion. Cheung is the first athlete representing Hong Kong in history to win an Olympic gold medal in fencing and the second to become an Olympic champion.

Other featured include Chinese Olympic gold-medalist skier Eileen Gu; Australian Max Shand who is founder of Serenade, a music NFT marketplace; Loh Kean Yew, the first Singaporean to be crowned badminton world champion; China’s Zhang Zihao, cofounder of plant milk beverages company Plantag; Rashid Khan, cofounder of India-based conversational AI company Yellow.AI; Japanese skateboarder Sakura Yosozumi and Singapore’s Ng Ming Wei, one of Southeast Asia’s most popular TikTok creators and founder of Boom Digital Media among others.