Armenian-American Kristina Ayanian has made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2024 in Media category.
Forbes introduces Kristina Ayanian as the youngest executive producer and host in Nasdaq’s history. She is the host of the daily finance show, “Live From MarketSite,” a series where she interviews CEOs and business leaders to discuss company successes, business trends and new innovations.
Ayanian has interviewed figures like Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, trailblazer Ana Gardner and astronaut Dylan Taylor. She has helped grow the audience to more than 50 million viewers. Her work with the series has led to business collaborations with the likes of the Deloitte Fast 500, RedPoint Ventures InfraRed100 and CloudNY.
“I am over the moon!!! As a first-generation Armenian-American, this recognition means the world to me, my family and my community,” Ayanian said on social media.
Kristina Ayanian represented Armenia in the 71st annual Miss Universe Pageant in 2022, where she leveraged her platform to raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Armenia and Artsakh. She serves on the board of Who We Are, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing cultural identity and understanding, and is the co-founder of EyeSupport, which provides crucial humanitarian aid to Armenia and displaced families from Artsakh.