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Jamie Anderson recognized on Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30

Anthony Gentile
agentile@tahoedailytribune.com
South Lake Tahoe’s Jamie Anderson was named to Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 list in sports for 2015, which was released Monday. Anderson is currently a contestant on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice representing Protect Our Winters.
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Already a decorated snowboarder on the sport’s biggest stages, Jamie Anderson has another distinction to celebrate. The South Lake Tahoe native was recognized on Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 in sports, the publication’s fourth-annual compilation of rising stars under the age of 30 released Monday.

The 24-year-old Anderson was the only snowboarder and only winter sports athlete to make the magazine’s list for 2015. Last year’s list included skier Lindsey Vonn and snowboarder Shaun White — none were on the 2013 list and the initial 30 Under 30 in 2012 didn’t have a sports category.

This year’s sports 30 Under 30 included some of the biggest stars in the world of sports. The list features soccer’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Alex Morgan, basketball’s James Harden, Chris Paul and Maya Moore, football’s Joe Flacco and J.J. Watt, baseball’s Clayton Kershaw and Buster Posey, tennis’ Novak Djokovic, golf’s Rickie Fowler and mixed martial arts’ Jon Jones.



After winning gold in the inaugural women’s slopestyle event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Anderson vaulted into the national spotlight after nearly a decade as an action sports star. She repeated as slopestyle champion at the Dew Tour Mountain Championships last month, and is one of 16 contestants on the current season of The Celebrity Apprentice that began airing on NBC last Sunday — she is representing Protect Our Winters.

Forbes’ 30 Under 30 recognized standouts admitted by a panel of judges in 20 fields: sports, art and style, venture capital, consumer tech, music, Hollywood and entertainment, manufacturing and industry, retail and ecommerce, science, finance, media, marketing and advertising, education, social entrepreneurs, energy, healthcare, games, law and policy, food and drink, and enterprise tech. The story will run in the Jan. 19 edition of the magazine, and the complete list is online at http://www.forbes.com/30under30.



Forbes Magazine is online at http://www.forbesmagazine.com.


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