What's "hot"? A pitcher with a killer arm, tech wizards bringing Wi-Fi to the world or a gender-bending performance artist?  One thing's for sure: Everyone below is under 40 and has a sense of self that belies their years. We're just lucky enough to benefit from it.


Katie Brown, Top-Ranked Climber

Amanda Adams, Archaeologist and Founder of Loki

Anastasia Griffith, Actress in NBC'S 'Trauma'

The Mad Men, Andrew O’Dell and PJ Pereira

The Brooklyn Circus

James Syhabout, Chef-Owner of Commis

The Dodos

Author Stephen Elliott

Emily Pilloton, Founder of Project H Design

Gina Bianchini, Co-Founder of Ning

Sabrina and Eunice Moyle of Hello!Lucky

Reader's Choice: Jamie Kutch, Winemaker

Tim Lincecum

Mackenzie Burdick and Rachael Mann, Founders of Litter

Attorney Rafael Mandelman

Monique Jenkinson, Performance Artist

Hans Robertson, Sanjit Biswas and John Bicket, Founders of Meraki

Zoë Keating, Avant-Cellist

Sean George, COO of Navigenics

Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Actor