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. The mind of a leader never sleeps; Tim Leiweke, the king of AEG, is showing Los Angeles the product of dreams with advancements in sports, philanthropy, and downtown’s revitalization.
What Made Him Haute: Hailed as one of the most influential men in sports, the CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group is responsible for bringing David Beckham to the Los Angeles Galaxy, and is bringing L.A. a $2.5 billion entertainment and sports complex.
What Makes Him Haute Now: Since 2010 commenced, Tim Leiweke has been up to his usual entertainment mastery. The president and CEO of AEG formally accepted an invitation to join the board of directors for USA Bid Committee in its effort to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United States in 2018 or 2022. AEG has overseen the development and management of L.A. LIVE, the four million square-foot, $2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, residential and entertainment district. Along with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Leiweke’s AEG agreed to donate $1 million to the city of L.A.’s general fund and an additional $300,000 in cash and crime-fighting equipment to the L.A. Police Foundation for Jackson’s 2009 public memorial, which took place at the Staples Center.
Early in the year he was named the recipient of the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award honoring him for his outstanding philanthropic commitment to the community. Leiweke will be heavily involved in several fund-raisers throughout the rest of the year including chairing The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s All for the Hall fund-raiser and co-hosting a cocktail reception fund-raiser with Los Angeles City Council Member José Huizar, Eli Broad and Rick Caruso to benefit the Downtown L.A. Streetcar project designed to promote efforts to advance a modern and environmentally friendly streetcar transportation system being developed for downtown L.A.