Forbes 30 under 30 Features Five Bahrainis and We’re So Proud

As we all know, Forbes is a very prestigious magazine. And the yearly lists they put out recognizing the best in talent is the dream of every entrepreneur out there. Well, FOUR Bahraini entrepreneurs have made it onto Forbes 30 under 30 Middle East list, and we are so proud!! Check them out:

Omar Farooq

Farooq has 1.2 billion views and 6.7 million subscribers on YouTube, 3.8 million followers on Instagram, and 164,000 followers on Facebook as of October 2023. He is also the founder of Atnafas Creative Production, a media production company that has worked with stc, Amazon, Talabat, Huawei, UNHCR, and Toyota, among others. Farooq travels and makes short films and shows, posting them on his social media channels. His main show, “Omar Tries,” has had over a billion views.

Aysha Abdulmakek & Abdulaziz Abdulmalek

Aysha and her brother Abdulaziz launched their business in 2014 when she was only 17 years old. The company achieved an average annual growth of 43.2% in the last three years. Aisha Jewels has sold over $350,000 worth of pieces under the Atta’a initiative in the last three years, raising over $180,000 for charity. For the last two years, Aisha Jewels has been the main sponsor for the Bahraini version of Cloud of Hope, which aims to help children conquer the fear of hospital. In 2022, Aysha was chosen by Bahrain’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce to represent the kingdom at the Expo 2020 Dubai.

Evlin Khalifa

Khalifa recently became an ambassador of education between Bahrain and Russia, developing a new exchange program for students. She is also an ambassador of the charity organization Smile Train, increasing awareness of kids with cleft palates. The Bahraini-Russian model was crowned Miss Universe Bahrain in September 2022 and competed in the 71st Miss Universe pageant in January 2023, which took place in the U.S.

Dania Al Showaikh

Daleel is a financial marketplace that helps individuals find the best financial products and helps banks and financial institutions leverage insights and personalize their offerings. Since their launch, they formed around 12 partnerships with financial institutions including the National Bank of Bahrain and Rain. They’re currently raising their pre-seed round.

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