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. David Geffen will be honored for his influential work in the entertainment industry at the pre-Grammy’s “Salute to Industry Icons” next month.
Company: DreamWorks SKG
What Made Him Haute: Recognized for creating Asylum Records in 1970 and later Geffen Records in 1980, Geffen is an American record executive, film producer and philanthropist. According to Forbes Magazine, Geffen has an estimated net worth of $4.6 billion, ranking him as one of the richest people in the entertainment industry.
What Makes Him Haute Now: Geffen will be honored at the pre-Grammy’s “Salute to Industry Icons” on Feb. 12. He will receive the academy’s President’s Merit Award for his contributions in the music industry, said Variety. This is the second major award Geffen has received honoring his achievements in the music industry; least year, he was named one recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun award from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.