Haute 100: Los Angeles with Judd Apatow & Leslie Mann, Michael Bay, Ronald Burkle, Blake Byrne and more

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Philip Anschutz
Category Entrepreneurs
Company AEG
Industry Development
What makes him Haute While he may not reside in southern California, his ownership of Staples Center, the Home Depot Center in Carson, the Kings (NHL), the Galaxy (MLS), and (with Ed Roski) nearly 30 percent of the Lakers, ensures that his presence is felt on a daily basis. His current project, L.A. Live, is making headlines for its impact on the revitalization of downtown.

Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann
Category Power Couples
Industry Film
Company Apatow Productions
What Makes Them Haute Hollywood’s latest prolific writer/director/producer forged a comic empire with 15 movies in the past five years, including the 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Superbad. She’s his actress muse who gives crucial performances in some of his best works.

George Argyros
Category Billionaires
Industry Real Estate
Company Arnel & Affiliates
What Makes Him Haute He made his fortune by selling and leasing land to oil companies to set up gas stations, and is currently the chairman and CEO for the real estate investment firm that owns and manages 5,200 apartments and 2.5 million square feet of commercial space.

Thomas Barrack
Category Billionaires
Industry Private Investment
Company Colony Capital
What Makes Him Haute In 1991 he founded private international real estate investment firm Colony Capital. Today the firm manages more than $25 billion.

Michael Bay
Category Originators
Industry Film
Company Digital Domain/Platinum Dunes
What Makes Him Haute He’s a mega director whose work includes major blockbusters Bad Boys, The Rock, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Bad Boys II, The Island, and Transformers. Collectively, his films have grossed more than $2.6 billion worldwide.

David & Victoria Beckham
Category Power Couples
Industry Soccer/ Promotions
Company L.A. Galaxy
What Makes Them Haute The former Spice Girl and the soccer star made international headlines when they decided to make Los Angeles their home. David can be credited with making soccer haute again in America, while Victoria can be credited with just being haute.

Michael Bedner
Category Entrepreneurs
Industry Hospitality
Company Hirsch Bedner Associates
What Makes Him Haute He’s the CEO and chairman of Hirsch Bedner Associates, a luxury hospitality design firm. Today the firm has completed over 900 projects in 80 different countries, and is currently focusing its efforts in China. Earlier this year the company undertook the $65 million renovation project of Shanghai’s historic Peace Hotel.

Jim Berkus
Category Thinkers
Industry Talent
Company United Talent Agency
What Makes him Haute Berkus is president of the United Talent Agency, one of the world’s largest full-service talent and literary agencies, with a rapidly growing marketing division.

Steve Bing
Category Thinkers
Industry Film
Company Shangri-La Entertainment
What Makes him Haute He’s a successful writer, director, producer, and financier. But where the real estate development heir really makes his mark is as one of the nation’s top donors to Democratic and progressive causes. His reported $49.5 million (at least) donation on behalf of Prop 87, the oil tax initiative, is believed to be a national record for individual spending on a ballot measure.

Ruth & Jake Bloom
Category Power Couples
Industries Arts/Law Bloom
Company Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette & Feldman, LLP
What Makes Them Haute He is one of the most influential in the talent law field; she runs the Ruth Bloom Gallery. Together, they have one of the largest collections of contemporary art in the country.

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