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Belarusian Prodigy Breaks Into 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30

Andrew Maximov, a native of Belarus, who lives in the US got in 2018 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of young and inspiring innovators.

“I am a man of fortune and I must seek my fortune.”

Since 2012, the magazine chooses the brightest entrepreneurs and game-changers under the age of 30 who are transforming business and changing the world.

Andrew Maximov is one of them, the 27-year-old is mentioned in the category “Games”.

Who is he?

Maximov is the technical art director at Naughty Dog, the lauded creators of blockbuster titles like 2016’s Uncharted 4.

Following his work on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Maximov is now focused on the highly anticipated sequel, The Last of Us: Part II.

Read also: How Belarus tech savvy paves way to foreign investors and new markets – Forbes

Andrew often gives lectures at events like the Game Developers Conference (GDC), the largest gathering of game developers with a focus on learning, inspiration, and networking.

Interesting facts

Andrew has an incomplete higher education at the Belarusian State University (BSU). Now he lives in Los Angeles in the United States.

He started began developing games at Wargaming, an international game developer and publisher, at the age of 18.

Read also: Belarusians listed in 2017 Forbes 30 under 30

The prodigy’s motto is “The only difference between you and the person you want to be is that the latter did not give up when he had a chance”.

Recall that earlier this week another Belarusian broke into the Bloomberg’s list of 50 executives, entrepreneurs, experts, and entertainers whose 2017 merits deserve recognition.

Sources: TUT.BY, Forbes