Ever read those list of the top “x” under “x” and wonder what you might have to do to make it on one of those list? Or maybe your wonder is why haven’t you made it on one of those list? Well, I really don’t have an answer to how you get on one or why you aren’t on one already…but I know I should be on one.

Here are some of the top list I enjoy reading…

7x7SF does a top “20 under (and over) 40” for the Bay Area featuring a series of profiles on the city’s most up-and-coming movers and shakers.

The Thiel Foundation launched “The Thiel Fellowship: 20 Under 20” to support 20 entrepreneurs under 20 years old with grants of up to $100,000.

The New Yorker does a “SUMMER FICTION: 20 UNDER 40” featuring young writers who capture the inventiveness and the vitality of contemporary American fiction.

Fortune on CNN Money does “40 Under 40” looking at the hottest young stars in business across the globe.

what's your list?

If you were on a top “x” under “X” list what would it be and who else might be on that list with you?