Our 2010 Haute 100 Los Angeles details the accomplishments of the most influential people in the city. See below the Power Couples who made the list this year.
Michael & Laura Beaudry
Company: Michael Beaudry Jewelry
What Makes Them Haute: Mention the name Beaudry to any jewelry expert and the reaction will always be one of awe and praise. What started off as the design of a single diamond ring has flourished into the Michael Beaudry jewelry empire. Laura recently debuted her own jewelry collection, which features the same elegance and intricacy as her husband’s.
Ruth & Jake Bloom
Industry: Arts and Law
Company: Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman and Goodman, LLP
What Makes Them Haute: He’s one of the most influential lawyers in the entertainment industry; she runs the Ruth Bloom Gallery in Santa Monica. Together, they have one of the largest collections of contemporary art in the country.
Tom Brady & Gisele Bündchen
What Makes Them Haute: He’s been the star NFL quarterback of the New England Patriots since 2000 and has set the record for the most touchdown passes in a regular season (among many other feats). He recently signed a four-year $72 million contract with the Patriots, which makes him the highest-earning player in the league. She’s been ranked Forbes’ top-paid model in the world for the past three years, making more than $25 million last year alone and is currently the 16th richest woman in Hollywood. The Victoria’s Secret alum has recently starred in campaigns for brands like Versace, True Religion, Dolce & Gabanna, and Roberto Cavalli. The beautiful couple is currently building a 22,000-square-foot, $20 million mansion in Brentwood.
Eli & Edythe Broad
Industry: Development/ Manufacturing
Company: Kaufman & Broad
What Makes Them Haute: Broad made his fortune with his real estate company, Kaufman & Broad, and then found financial company SunAmerica where he served as CEO. He is actively involved in revitalizing L.A.’s downtown area and is an avid supporter of enriching the city’s cultural life. The Broads created a family foundation in the 1960s as a way to support their charitable interests and causes. The Broad Foundations, which include The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and The Broad Art Foundation, have assets of $2.5 billion.
Michael and Eva Chow
Company: Mr. Chow Restaurant
What Makes Them Haute: He’s the brain behind the trendy Mr. Chow restaurants; she’s by his side lending her creativity to conceive the design of each location. The authentic Chinese cuisine was first introduced in London in 1968, and since then, the famed restaurateur has opened four U.S. locations (Beverly Hills, two in New York City, and Miami), with plans on opening his sixth location in Las Vegas soon.
Bert Fields & Barbara Guggenheim
Company: Greenberg Glusker Guggenheim, Asher Associates
What Makes Them Haute: Hollywood’s favorite legal guy has represented a plethora of A-list celebrities, such as John Travolta, Dennis Hoffman, and Tom Cruise. His wife, Guggenheim, is a celebrated art consultant at Guggenheim, Asher Associates.
Rich & Kathy Hilton
Industry: Real Estate
Company: Hilton & Hyland
What Makes Them Haute: He is currently chairman of the widely successful real estate firm in Beverly Hills, which he founded with partner Jeff Hyland. She is the socialite and actress who provides the beautiful face to the Hilton brand name, along with daughters Paris and Nicky Hilton.
Eva Longoria & Tony Parker
What MakesThem Haute: She’s best known as Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives and recently received an award from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute for her philanthropy and work within the Latino community. He is San Antonio’s point guard and has helped the Spurs win three NBA championships. The good-looking pair has appeared on the London Fog fall and spring campaigns.
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
What Makes Them Haute: Brangelina is easily one of Hollywood’s most photographed, glamorous, and powerful couples. According to Forbes, in 2009 they raked in $55 million split about evenly between them. In total, the two have about $300 million in assets.
Arnold and Anne Kopelson
Company: Kopelson Entertainment
What Makes Them Haute: The husband-and-wife business team boasts producing credits that read like a “Best Of Twentieth Century” films list. The Kopelsons are responsible for such historical films like Platoon, The Fugitive, and Outbreak, with a dozen or so other projects currently in the works.
Brad Korzen & Kelly Wearstler
Industry: Development/ Design
Company: Kor Group/ KWIC
What Makes Them Haute: He’s the founder of Kor Realty Group and has of resorts, hotels, and commercial investment properties, including Viceroy Palm Springs and Viceroy Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills’ Avalon Hotel and Maison 140. His wife Kelly is a famed interior designer and appeared as a judge on Bravo’s Top Design. She is behind the award-winning interiors of her husband’s hotels, infusing the properties with her signature classic minimalist lines and old Hollywood glamour. She also has a line at Bergdorf Goodman, and for Groundworks at Lee Jofa and The Rug Company.
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
What Makes Them Haute: The “Fresh Prince” is scheduled to start filming Men in Black III within the next few weeks, while Mrs. Smith continues to star in the TV series, Hawthorne, for which she won the 2010 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series.” Together, the husband-and-wife team has founded the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, a charity dedicated to inner-city children and their families.
Sylvester Stallone & Jennifer Flavin-Stallone
Company: Seriesse International
What Makes Them Haute: He is forever Rocky and Rambo, but his recent film The Expendables, which Stallone wrote, directed, and starred in, was the biggest opening weekend of his career. Mrs. Stallone is the co-owner of $1 billion skincare and wellness company, Seriesse International.
Arn and Nancy Tellem
Company: SFX Sports Group/CBS
What Makes Them Haute: He’s a legendary sports agent; she’s the former president/now senior advisor of the CBS Paramount Television Network Entertainment Group and ranked one of the 50 most influential women in business. She was responsible for spearheading the company’s efforts to expand its content into new media and across all emerging platforms, including the development and production of original content for CBS.com, the CBS Audience Network, and wireless.
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