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Yo Pro meaning: Everything you need to know

Yo Pro is a term to describe young professionals.
Yo Pro is a term to describe young professionals. Photo: Shutterstock
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After Forbes revealed that Jeff Bezos was the richest person in 2018, the term Yo Pro has been used to describe successful, young people.

Yo Pro is a young professional in any industry.

According to WSP, “35 per cent of the Australian workforce are falling into the Young Professionals demographic”.

Mark Zuckerberg is a well-known Yo Pro who co-found the online platform Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg is a well-known Yo Pro who co-found the online platform Facebook. Photo: Getty

Who is a Yo Pro?

The term refers to people in their 20s and 30s who are employed in a profession or white-collar occupation.

This means they are recent graduates of universities serving in professional careers.

It has developed off the term ‘yuppie’ that was used in the early 1980s to describe a young professional working in the city.

What are the traits of a Yo Pro?

Young professionals are associated with having a obsession with success and highly spiritual.

They are viewed with being attached to the media and the newest technology.

What impact does a Yo Pro have on the community?

  • Can attract and infuse young talent and enthusiastic energy into a community.
  • They are organised and can altar local or ethnic politics.
  • They are talented and energetic individuals who present special management challenges.

Who are well-known Yo Pros?

Mark Zuckerberg, 33, is the most well-known and has an estimated worth over $96 billion. All figures are in Australian currency.

He is the co-founder of Facebook and was ranked 10th on Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People.

Catherine Cook, 28, founded MyYearBook in 2005 at just 15-years-old. Now called MeetMe it focuses on helping users discover new people to chat with on mobile devices.

The site has over $25 million members and has a revenue of over $24 million. It has attracted large advertisers like Disney and ABC.

Mrs Cook has a net worth of over $38 million.