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. Known as one half of the most athletic duo in football, Eli Manning impresses audiences with his amazing effort on and off the field.
Company: New York Giants
What Made Him Haute: After delivering an against-all-odds Super Bowl title with a near-flawless and gutsy playoff run during the 2007-2008 season, he had the Giants rolling again in 2009. As of press time, he’s averaging two touchdown passes and better than 250 passing yards per game this season, and his completion rate of 63.2 percent is seven points above his career average.
What Makes Him Haute Now: New York Giants quarterback Jim Sorgi recently celebrated the greatness that embodies the Manning brothers. He claims that the “brothers share the same fire,” which we all know is true. The 2007 Super Bowl? Check. MVP honors? Check. Manning isn’t stopping there either; he claims to have a few more Super Bowls left in him. The star quarterback will enter into his seventh NFL season this year; an impressive feat for the 29-year-old.
Manning is a spokesman for Citizen Watch., Toyota of New Jersey, and Reebok. He and his family have also appeared in several commercials for ESPN. Funnyman Conan O’Brien recently invited Manning to participate in Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour at Radio City Music Hall.