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The Gen.T List 2020 In Numbers

The Gen.T List 2020 In Numbers
By Lee Williamson
September 17, 2020
Want to know more about the Gen.T List 2020? Here are a few key stats about this year's list.

This year marks the fifth annual Gen.T List, which recognises 400 young leaders who are shaping Asia's future. The list will be released online on Oct 15. Until then, the identity of the honourees on the list is a closely guarded secret but we can reveal some details about the make-up of the list as a whole.

See also: 5 Inspiring Malaysians To Know From Our Gen.T List 2019

Here are some stats on the Gen.T List 2020, and how we put the list together:

31.5

The average age of this year’s honourees. Only people under 40 are eligible for inclusion.

Amanda Chong, a 2019 Gen.T honouree
Amanda Chong, a 2019 Gen.T honouree

71 per cent

Two hundred and eighty-four of this year’s honourees, or 71 per cent, own their companies; 170 are founders and 109 are co-founders.

Ryan Cheung, a 2019 Gen.T honouree
Ryan Cheung, a 2019 Gen.T honouree

70 million

The combined number of Instagram and Weibo followers the 2020 honourees have between them.

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Chicha Amatayakul, a 2019 Gen.T honouree
Chicha Amatayakul, a 2019 Gen.T honouree

40 per cent

One hundred and fifty-nine of the 400 honourees are women, or 40 per cent. Mainland China is the region with the highest proportion of women, at 45 per cent.

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Nico Bolzico, a 2019 Gen.T honouree
Nico Bolzico, a 2019 Gen.T honouree

5

The number of unicorns—a company valued at more than US$1 billion—run by people on the list.

Peggy Chan, a 2019 Gen.T honouree
Peggy Chan, a 2019 Gen.T honouree

US$1.6 billion

The amount of funding companies founded by this year’s honourees attracted between Jan 2019 and June 2020—the window of time we assess when looking at a candidate’s credentials.

Virot Chiraphadhanakul, a 2019 Gen.T honouree
Virot Chiraphadhanakul, a 2019 Gen.T honouree

46

The number of honourees in this year’s most popular category, Technology. The next most popular are Finance & Venture Capital (33), The Arts (32) and Sustainability (30).

Iza Calzado,  a 2019 Gen.T honouree
Iza Calzado, a 2019 Gen.T honouree

10 months

The length of time taken to compile the list. During this period, we conducted extensive market research, spent more than 60 hours on the phone consulting with our panel of industry insiders, and more than 100 hours in vetting meetings across the region.

Jackson Aw,  a 2019 Gen.T honouree
Jackson Aw, a 2019 Gen.T honouree

1,057

The size of the long list from which the final list of honourees is narrowed down.

Chidchanok Chidchob, a 2019 Gen.T honouree
Chidchanok Chidchob, a 2019 Gen.T honouree

57

The number of experts on the Tribe, our panel of industry heavyweights who nominate and help vet candidates for the Gen.T List.

Gabriel Tan, a 2019 Gen.T honouree
Gabriel Tan, a 2019 Gen.T honouree

18 months

The key criteria for the Gen.T List is achievement in the past 18 months.

Kelly Chen, a 2019 Gen.T honouree
Kelly Chen, a 2019 Gen.T honouree

6 per cent

Twenty-four honourees, or six per cent, work for a family-owned company.

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Ankiti Bose, a 2019 Gen.T honouree
Ankiti Bose, a 2019 Gen.T honouree

5

The number of honourees who have also been previously included on the Gen.T List, meaning 395 of the names on this year's list are new to our community. 

Sharul Channa, a 2019 Gen.T honouree
Sharul Channa, a 2019 Gen.T honouree

2,000

This year's list of 400 disruptors under 40 brings the total number of Gen.T honourees in our community up to 2,000. 

Noel Guevara, a 2019 Gen.T honouree
Noel Guevara, a 2019 Gen.T honouree

8

The Gen.T List includes people from eight countries and territories across Asia: Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Mainland China, Taiwan, Indonesia and Thailand.

Anny Fan, a 2019 Gen.T honouree
Anny Fan, a 2019 Gen.T honouree

102

Of the 400 people on the Gen.T List 2020, the largest number, 102, come from Mainland China, with 55 each from Indonesia and Singapore.

Lawrence Chu, a 2019 Gen.T honouree
Lawrence Chu, a 2019 Gen.T honouree

38 per cent

One hundred and thirteen honourees, or 38 per cent, are married. Whereas 75 honourees, or 19 per cent, have children.

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