The latest feather in Ronda Rousey’s cap comes from being included in Fortune’s annual ’40 Under 40′ list, a rundown of the 40 people under the age of 40 who are believed to hold the most “power and influence.”
The UFC woman’s bantamweight champion sneaks onto the list at No.40, rubbing shoulders with well known stars like singer Taylor Swift (No.6), television host John Oliver (No.10) and acrtress Jessica Alba (No.16) together with people from various other walks of life, including this year’s No.1, Adam Nuemann who founded ‘WeWork’ and is credited with “bringing start-up culture to Big Business,” and JB Straubel (No.2) who’s the CTO of Tesla.
Most impressively, Rousey is the only sporting star, male or female, to make the top 40 this year.
Check out what Fortune had to say about Rousey in particular below.
“2015 has been the Year of Ronda. The mixed martial arts fighter is undefeated in the ring (many of her bouts last mere seconds) and is said to be the most dominant female athlete in her sport ever; she’s earned an estimated $5 million from fighting this year alone. Her influence is broadening fast: She’s hit the big screen three times, with major roles in Furious 7, The Expendables 3, and the Entourage movie, and she’ll play the lead in a forthcoming remake of Road House. She made a surprise appearance with her friend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at WrestleMania 31 in March, delighting WWE fans. And she’s inspiring women everywhere with a recent speech about body image that’s been viewed 3.1 million times and was played on-stage by Beyonce in September.”