HAUTE 100: Jennifer Aniston, Judd Apatow, Dan Bane, Steve Bing and more

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Jennifer Aniston

CATEGORY: Entertainers

INDUSTRY: Film

WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:

Nearly 8 years after Friends’ series finale, Jennifer Aniston is still one of the hottest actors around and is currently ranked by Forbes as the third highest paid actress in Hollywood. She’s received numerous awards including both an Emmy and Golden Globe. In 2005, Aniston became the first-ever GQ Woman of the Year. She has also appeared on People’s annual list of “The Most Beautiful” every year since 1995 and is currently dating Justin Theroux.

Judd Apatow

CATEGORY: Entertainers

INDUSTRY: Film

WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:

The slightly skewed mastermind behind hits like Bridesmaids, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked Up, The Forty Year Old Virgin and Pineapple Express, among others, is a relatively new haute-lister, but one that has firmly earned the title. And in the land of movies, Apatow sits high upon the dirty-comedy throne.

Dan Bane

CATEGORY: Thinkers

COMPANY: Trader Joe’s

INDUSTRY: Supermarkets

WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:

He is the chairman and CEO of Trader Joe’s, the alternative grocery store that despite its low-price mentality, earns billions in sales every year. Bane started with the company in 1998 as the president of Trader Joe’s West and was promoted to CEO in 2001. He brought the wildly popular Charles Shaw wine to the supermarket – Two Buck Chuck – which they sell more than 13 million cases of each year.

Steve Bing

CATEGORY: Thinkers

COMPANY: Shangri-La Entertainment

INDUSTRY: Film

WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:

He’s a successful writer, director, producer and financier. But where the real estate development heir really makes his mark is as one of the nation’s top donors to Democratic and progressive causes. He donated $49.5 million on behalf of Prop 87, the oil tax initiative.

Ruth and Jake Bloom

CATEGORY: Power Couples

COMPANY: Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman, LLP

INDUSTRY: Art/Law

WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:

He’s one of the most influential lawyers in the entertainment industry; she ran the Ruth Bloom Gallery in Santa Monica and still maintains many of her high-profile contacts. His firm has represented some of the biggest names in Hollywood such as James Caan. Together, they have one of the largest collections of contemporary art in the country.

Scott Boras

CATEGORY: Thinkers

COMPANY: Boras Corporation

INDUSTRY: Sports

WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:

He’s a former major league baseball player, who once played for the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, and is currently the owner and president of the Boras Corporation, a sports agency based in Newport Beach. His company represents about 175 MLB players, and Boras himself is credited with some of most famous record-setting contracts of all time, including Barry Bonds, Bernie Williams and Alex Rodriguez.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen

CATEGORY: Power Couples

INDUSTRY: Athletics/Fashion/Modeling

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 his many accomplishments. In 2010, he 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 five 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 & Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli. The power couple has one son, Benjamin.

Donald Bren

CATEGORY: Billionaires

COMPANY: Irvine Company

INDUSTRY: Real Estate

WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:

An American real estate mogul and chairman of the Irvine Company, a highly successful private real estate company, Bren is responsible for some of the most beautiful neighborhoods on the West Coast. He is the master builder and designer in Orange County, where he developed half of Newport Beach. In March 2009, Bren made The Sunday Times’ “Green Rich List” for donating $20 million to UCSB’s School of Environmental Science. The conservationist has donated 50,000 acres of land to the O.C. to be used for the Irvine Ranch Preservation. In Fall 2011, the Irvine Company published a coffee table book about the 50,000 acres of Open Space on the Irvine Ranch called “Southern California Coastal Mountains to the Sea.”

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