Conor McGregor is among a number of Irish names included in the annual Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Europe.

The MMA champ was listed in the 'Social Stars' category which salutes "recognisable faces across media", alongside actors such as Dev Patel and Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, musicians Emile Sande, James Bay and The 1975, and fellow his athletes, Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale.

Writing about McGregor, Forbes said the 28-year-old athlete is, "Known for his aggressive fighting style, this versatile mixed martial arts fighter has both lightweight and featherweight championships under his belt.

"And The Notorious, as he's known, is making money with every punch: A single fight in August earned him a $3million purse."

McGegor is listed in the social stars category

Other Irish names to make the prestigious list include Stripe co-founders, brothers Patrick and John Collison, who make the ‘All-star Alumni’ category and Mark Moriarty, owner of the Culinary Counter and winner of the World Young Chef of the Year 2015.

The other Irish people name checked on this year's list include transgender rights campaigner, Sam Blanckensee, the co-founder of Foodcloud, Iseult Ward, and Patrick Carton, a designer with McLaren Automotive.

Patrick and John Collison are also included

Last year's list saw the business magazine single out three Irish stars for the accolate, with Saoirse Ronan, Hozier and golfer Rory McIlroy all included.

Saoirse Ronan was listed in last year's 30 Under 30 list