Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. Today, Philip Anschutz’s ambition makes us think he could build Rome in a day.
What Made Him Haute: While he may reside in Colorado and not 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.
What Makes Him Haute Now: The business tycoon completed his two-year L.A. Live project at the end of 2009. The downtown visitor center includes a plethora of top quality dining, sports and music venues, nightclubs, a bowling alley, museum, move theaters, residences and hotels. Now, Anschutz is keeping busy with his various side projects, including his two production companies Walden Media and Bristol Bay Productions, as well as the conservative journal he’s purchased, The Weekly Standard. According to Forbes‘ billionaires list, Anschutz has a net worth of $6 billion.