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. On our Haute 100 Miami list are Haley and Jason Binn, the publishing powerhouse couple who continue their outstanding philanthropic work in Miami and beyond.
Haley & Jason Binn
Category: Power Couples
Company: Niche Media
What Made Them Haute: Jason got his start in the publishing world as the co-founder of Ocean Drive along with Jerry Powers in 1993. That little local magazine grew into a nationwide publishing powerhouse, which led to its purchase by Greenspun Media Group, which now operates numerous regional titles under the Niche Media umbrella. Jason is the founder and CEO of Niche. In 2003, Jason married real estate broker Haley, the daughter of Haute 100 Power Couple Alan and Diane Lieberman, in a lavish ceremony at the Fontainebleau, and the couple now has two daughters.
What Makes Them Haute Now: Through a Hamptons Magazine party, Jason and Haley Binn recently welcomed and congratulated one of Miami’s finest: NBA star Dwyane Wade. The lavish private party was hosted at Madame Tong’s Redeux in Southampton. At the party, celebrity guests such as Gabrielle Union, Star Jones, Herb Wilson and Bethenny Frankel enjoyed a private dinner and cocktails.
During the summer, these two were spotted at Ron Perelman’s East Hampton estate to raise money for the Apollo Foundation. Along with a house band that included The Roots, Jon Bon Jovi and Mary J. Blige, the guests included Richard Gere and Carey Lowell, Christie Brinkley, Lorraine Bracco, Penny Marshall and Kyle MacLachlan, among others. In the end, the event raised $800,000 for the foundation.