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ARTISTS, POWER COUPLES, COMMANDERS, INNOVATORS, STYLISTS, ENTREPRENEURS, ENTERTAINERS, DESIGNERS, BILLIONAIRES,
ATHLETES & PHILANTHROPISTS

HERE IS OUR 2014 HAUTE LIST OF LOS ANGELES AND ORANGE COUNTY’S MOST A-LIST BILLIONAIRES, ATHLETES, POWER COUPLES, PHILANTHROPISTS, ENTREPRENEURS, AND, OF COURSE, ENTERTAINERS. THIS IS THE HOME OF HOLLYWOOD, AFTER ALL…

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BEN AFFLECK AND
JENNIFER GARNER
CATEGORY: POWER COUPLES
COMPANY: THE EASTERN
CONGO INITIATIVE
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT/PHILANTHROPY
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Now that he’s an Academy Award-winning director, Ben Affleck only picks the best of projects. This year, he’ll play the lead in the silver screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel, Gone Girl, and Batman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman vs. Superman. Meanwhile, his wife, Jennifer Garner, certainly hasn’t been idle: not only does she have four films in the pipeline for 2014, but she was also recently named Max Mara’s first-ever celebrity ambassador.

Second Annual Baby2Baby Gala, Honoring Drew Barrymore
Jessica Alba
CATEGORY: ENTREPRENEURS
COMPANY: THE HONEST COMPANY
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT/RETAIL
WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE:
Jessica Alba can do it all. The Honest Company, her line of non-toxic family-friendly products, has experienced double-digit monthly growth since its launch in January of 2012, and recently raised $25 million in financing. While running her thriving company, Alba somehow will also find time to star in five movies and a TV miniseries this year – all while raising a family of her own. How does she do it?

Jennifer Aniston, credit Living Proof
JENNIFER ANISTON
CATEGORY: ENTERTAINERS
COMPANY: LIVING PROOF,
ECHO FILMS
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE:
Everyone knows Jennifer Aniston as America’s best friend, but she’s also a strategic businesswoman as well. She is the co-founder of Echo films, the co-owner of hair care line Living Proof and she will reprise her role as a bad boss in Horrible Bosses 2 this year. Aniston is also currently engaged to fellow thespian Justin Theroux.

FERRAGAMO Hosts Cocktails to Announce the Inaugural Opening Gala for the WALLIS ANNENBERG CENTER For The PERFORMING ARTS
WALLIS ANNENBERG
CATEGORY: PHILANTHROPISTS
COMPANY: THE ANNENBERG FOUNDATION, THE WALLIS ANNENBERG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
INDUSTRY: THE ARTS/PHILANTHROPY
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Wallis Annenberg gave the 90210 a new look in 2013 by turning the iconic Beverly Hills Post Office into a cultural epicenter with her Wallis Annenberg Performing Arts Center. She also serves as President and Chairman of the Board of the multi-billion dollar Annenberg Foundation.

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PHIL ANSCHUTZ
CATEGORY: BILLIONAIRES
COMPANY: ANSCHUTZ ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (AEG)
INDUSTRY: SPORTS/ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
After putting his $8 billion conglomerate AEG (Anschutz Entertainment Group) on the market in 2012, Anschutz decided to keep the company and run its operations, including the L.A. Kings, the L.A. Galaxy and the Staples Center, himself. He is currently ranked as the 38th richest man in America with an estimated worth of $10 billion.

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JUDD APATOW
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: APATOW PRODUCTIONS
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Judd Apatow is one of the funniest men in Hollywood, which is why it seems as though he’s listed as producer or director on just about every top-earning comedy in recent years. After the success of 2013’s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Apatow will also Executive Producer another surefire hit, Lena Dunham’s HBO series, Girls. He has several additional projects in development for 2014, including the comedy Trainwreck, which he’ll direct.

Drew Barrymore, courtesy of Barrymore Wines
DREW BARRYMORE
CATEGORY: ENTREPRENEURS
COMPANY: FLOWER FILMS, BARRYMORE WINES, FLOWER BEAUTY
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT/
FOOD & WINE/BEAUTY
WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE:
As the granddaughter of John Barrymore, Drew was always Hollywood royalty. The expecting mother has gone above and beyond mere acting, directing, and producing, however: she has her own production company, Flower Films, and has created two highly successful companies, including the award-winning Barrymore Wines and her makeup and cosmetic company, Flower Beauty.

Kathryn Bigelow
KATHRYN BIGELOW
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES her HAUTE:
After becoming the first female to ever win the Best Director Academy Award (for 2010’s The Hurt Locker), Kathryn Bigelow’s follow-up was equally provocative: the Osama bin Laden biopic Zero Dark Thirty. This trailblazing director and producer also sits on the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors.

President Photos, Cheryl Boone Isaacs
CHERYL BOONE ISAACS
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE:
Cheryl Boone Isaacs has the top spot at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as its 2013-2014 President. Isaacs is also a public relations executive and former head of publicity at Paramount Pictures; she also served as president of theatrical marketing for New Line Cinema.

Gisele Bundchen and PRISM Celebrate Mario Testino at Fleur de Lys with Equipment and Dom Perignon
TOM BRADY AND GISELE BÜNDCHEN
CATEGORY: POWER COUPLES
COMPANY: THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, SEJAA PURE SKIN COMPANY
INDUSTRY: SPORTS/MODELING
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, two of the world’s most beautiful people, head to Los Angeles when the football season is over for a little R&R at their Brentwood mansion. Here, the New England Patriots quarterback takes a break from athletics while his supermodel wife pauses from working with her Sejaa Pure Skincare company as well as acting as the global ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme.

Donald Bren
DONALD BREN
CATEGORY: BILLIONAIRES COMPANY: THE IRVINE COMPANY
INDUSTRY: REAL ESTATE
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
This American real estate mogul is the sole owner and Chairman of private real estate organization The Irvine Company. Bren, a Newport Beach resident, is also the wealthiest real estate developer in the U.S. with a net worth of $14 billion. He is also a notable philanthropist, making sizeable donations to higher education organizations in Southern California.

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ELI AND EDYTHE BROAD CATEGORY: POWER COUPLES
COMPANY: THE BROAD FOUNDATION
INDUSTRY: PHILANTHROPY/
THE ARTS
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Eli Broad made his fortune with the real estate company Kaufman & Broad before founding financial organization SunAmerica, where he served as CEO until 2000. He was the founding chairman of MOCA, and is a life trustee and member of LACMA’s executive committee. This year, Broad and wife Edythe, both renowned philanthropists, will finally open their $140 million art museum in downtown LA, which will be free to the public.

2012 NHL Awards - Portraits
DUSTIN BROWN
CATEGORY: ATHLETES
COMPANY: THE L.A. KINGS
INDUSTRY: SPORTS
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
In 2012, Dustin Brown became the first captain in the history of the L.A. Kings to win the coveted Stanley Cup. In 2013, the NHL star signed an eight-year extension contract worth a reported $47 million that will keep him in LA through the 2021-22 season. This family man has also been awarded with a NHL Foundation Player Award for his extensive charity work and will play on the 2014 Team USA Olympic hockey team.

Kobe Bryant, credit Hublot
KOBE BRYANT
CATEGORY: ATHLETES
COMPANY: THE L.A. LAKERS
INDUSTRY: SPORTS
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Kobe Bryant is one of the NBA’s true greats. He is a 15-time All Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team and 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team. Though he had a series of injuries that prevented him from playing out the end of the 2012-2013 season, Bryant still signed a $48.5 million, two-year contract extension with the L.A. Lakers; he is also an ambassador for the Swiss watch company Hublot.

Global Green USA's 8th Annual Pre-Oscar Party - Inside
JAMES CAMERON
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: LIGHTSTORM ENTERTAINMENT
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
James Cameron is the man responsible for the top two highest-grossing films of all time, Avatar and Titanic. He has just announced plans to shoot three sequels to his top hit in New Zealand, as well as a long-term, $400 million agreement to bring Avatar-themed lands to Walt Disney World in Orlando. Cameron is also a supporter of Global Green USA, an organization that fosters a global shift toward a sustainable future.

Rick Caruso, credit Dale Berman1
RICK CARUSO
CATEGORY: BILLIONAIRES
COMPANY: CARUSO AFFILIATED INDUSTRY: REAL ESTATE
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Rick Caruso is hard at work making L.A. more recognizable as a cultural landmark with developments such as The Grove, Americana at Brand, The Commons at Calabasas and 8500 Burton Way. The renowned philanthropist is also redeveloping Montecito’s Miramar Hotel into a 5-star resort and is redefining Sin City with his open-air retail, dining and entertainment district, The Linq.

Dior Pop-Up Shop Featuring Anselm Reyle For Dior
EVA AND MICHAEL CHOW
CATEGORY: POWER COUPLES
COMPANY: MR. CHOW,
LACMA, MOCA
INDUSTRY: FOOD & WINE/THE ARTS
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Michael Chow is the brains behind the Mr. Chow, while Eva is the beauty responsible for each eatery’s interior design, including the brand’s latest outpost in Malibu. Michael, who is also a painter, serves on the board of Eli Broad’s downtown art museum, while Eva sits on the board at LACMA.

Audi Arrivals At AFI FEST 2013 Presented By Audi - "August:Osage County" Gala Screening
GEORGE CLOONEY
CATEGORY: ENTERTAINERS
COMPANY: SECTION EIGHT FILMS, CASAMIGOS
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES him HAUTE:
If there’s one man who makes everything look effortless, it’s George Clooney. The two-time Oscar winner produced two major films in 2013, The Monuments Men and August: Osage County and founded the humanitarian organization Not On Our Watch with Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, David Pressman, Jerry Weintraub and Don Cheadle; he also founded the tequila company Casamigos with longtime pal Rande Gerber.

The All New Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe Makes High-Speed Debut At Exclusive VIP Event In LA
SIMON COWELL
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: SYCO ENTERTAINMENT
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
As the judge of X-Factor, American Idol, Pop Idol and Britain’s Got Talent, Simon Cowell is one of the most recognizable authorities on modern-day pop talent. His credits include television producer, television personality and entrepreneur as well as owner of the television production and music-publishing house, Syco. His latest credit is more personal, as Cowell will become a father for the first time in 2014.

Cindy Crawford + Rande Gerber, credit Andrew Macpherson
CINDY CRAWFORD AND
RANDE GERBER
CATEGORY: POWER COUPLES
COMPANY: MEANINGFUL BEAUTY, CINDY CRAWFORD HOME COLLECTION, MIDNIGHT OIL, CASAMIGOS
INDUSTRY: FOOD & WINE/
RETAIL/MODELING
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Cindy Crawford is an iconic fashion model with her own multi-million-dollar earning beauty and furniture lines. Her husband, Rande Gerber, is a nightlife king responsible for Malibu’s Café Habana, Caliche rum and Casamigos, his tequila company with pal George Clooney. This is one couple who truly has it all.

"Hugh Jackman... One Night Only" Benefiting MPTF
TOM CRUISE
CATEGORY: ENTERTAINERS
COMPANY: CRUISE/WAGNER PRODUCTIONS
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Tom Cruise will always be one of the most iconic, identifiable action stars in Hollywood. In 2014 you’ll see him in Doug Liman’s futuristic war film Edge of Tomorrow. Reprisal roles in a sequel to 2012’s Jack Reacher, Mission Impossible 5, and – wait for it – Top Gun 2 have also been announced.

LACMA 2013 Art + Film Gala Honoring Martin Scorsese And David Hockney Presented By Gucci - Inside
ROBERT DOWNEY JR.
CATEGORY: ENTERTAINERS
COMPANY: TEAM DOWNEY
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Robert Downey Jr. consistently tops Hollywood’s hot list of the year’s top-grossing actors, and in 2013, his Iron Man 3 took the top spot for money-amassing films as well with a grand total of $1.2 billion. The two-time Academy Award nominee will also reprise his role as Tony Stark in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2014.

Petra Ecclestone, credit Alexandra Nataf
PETRA ECCLESTONE-STUNT
CATEGORY: BILLIONAIRES
COMPANY: STARK
INDUSTRY: FASHION
WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE:
The daughter of F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone loves to create, so she brought her high-end handbag line, Stark, to Los Angeles. The heiress and British socialite currently lives in The Manor, a Holmby Hills mega-mansion formerly owned by Aaron Spelling, with husband James Stunt and her newest addition to the family, daughter Lavinia.

Larry Ellison
LARRY ELLISON
CATEGORY: BILLIONAIRES
COMPANY: ORACLE CORPORATION
INDUSTRY: TECHNOLOGY
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Larry Ellison is the epitome of “haute.” The third richest man in America, Ellison is the majority owner of the Hawaiian island of Lanai, a 50% shareholder in the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, and had the distinction of winning the coveted America’s Cup in 2013 with his Oracle Team USA. The tech mogul is also buying up real estate in Malibu, including homes on Carbon Beach, Nobu Malibu and the Casa Malibu Inn.

Ari Emanuel
ARI EMANUEL
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: WME
INDUSTRY: TALENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Ari Emanuel is the acting co-CEO of WME, the talent agency that formed when William Morris merged with Endeavor in 2009. Emanuel represents some of the biggest names in Tinseltown, including Mark Wahlberg, Steven Spielberg, Charlize Theron and Denzel Washington.
He is also the basis for Entourage’s
Ari Gold, and currently sits on MOCA’s Board of Trustees.

GQ Men Of The Year Party - Carpet
WILL FERRELL
CATEGORY: ENTERTAINERS
COMPANY: GARY SANCHEZ PRODUCTIONS
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Will Ferrell is one of the funniest men in Hollywood, and thus commands one of the greatest salaries. He’s also hands-on with getting films made; his Gary Sanchez Productions even produced the cult hit Step Brothers and 2013’s Anchorman 2. He’s also an active philanthropist, working directly with the Cancer for College organization, and an art lover to boot: he and wife Viveca sit on the board of trustees at LACMA. The Irvine native is also responsible for co-founding the website Funny or Die.

Yolanda Hadid and David Foster, credit Jim Jordan
DAVID FOSTER AND
YOLANDA FOSTER
CATEGORY: POWER COUPLES
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
David Foster’s name is synonymous with music. The Verve Music Group acting Chairman is a musician, record producer, composer, singer, songwriter and arranger, with 16 Grammy wins under his belt. His wife, Yolanda, a Dutch-born former fashion model, stars on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and also runs the relationship company Hopelessly Romantic.

JamesFranco, credit Getty Images for Airbnb
JAMES FRANCO
CATEGORY: ENTERTAINERS
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Does James Franco sleep? At the age of 35, he’s hosted the Oscars, written several books, made his debut in dance theatre and released a single with his band, Daddy. He also taught a class at NYU in feature filmmaking as well as a class in short film production at USC and a course in screenwriting at UCLA. He is currently a PhD candidate at Yale and, oh yes, lest we forget, he’s also an Academy Award nominee.

David Geffen, credit Bruce Weber (2)
DAVID GEFFEN
CATEGORY: BILLIONAIRES
COMPANY: THE GEFFEN
FILM COMPANY
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
David Geffen founded DreamWorks SKG with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg and also started Geffen Records, DGC and the Geffen Film Company. The renowned philanthropist made such a large donation to the Geffen Playhouse in West L.A. that it was named in his honor; he has also made sizeable donations to the MPTF and has a scholarship in his name at UCLA, whose School of Medicine also bears his name.

Jim Gianopulos
JIM GIANOPULOS
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: FOX
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES him HAUTE:
As the Chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, Jim Gianopulos is a powerful man, as he is the person behind two of the biggest box office hits of all time, Avatar and Titanic. Gianopulos also sits on both the Corporate and Foundation Boards of Directors of the MPTF and on the Board of Trustees of the non-profit X Prize Foundation.

Tom Gores, credit Diego Uchitel
TOM GORES
CATEGORY: BILLIONAIRES
COMPANY: PLATINUM EQUITY LLC
INDUSTRY: REAL ESTATE
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Tom Gores, the founder of global private equity firm Platinum Equity, currently has a net worth of $2.7 billion. Though he is now based in Beverly Hills, the billionaire was raised in Michigan, and currently owns the state’s NBA team, the Detroit Pistons. Prior to founding his own firm, he and brother Alec invested in the software business Ventech.

Michael Govan, credit Catherine Opie
MICHAEL GOVAN
CATEGORY: INNOVATORS
COMPANY: LACMA, THE WALLIS ANNENBERG CENTER
FOR THE ARTS
INDUSTRY: THE ARTS
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Michael Govan’s world is art. Since becoming the CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of LACMA in 2006, he has added more than 14,000 works to its collection, doubled its attendance to 1.2 million and enlarged the LACMA board to include Hollywood influencers such as Barbra Streisand, Brad Grey and Brian Grazer.

"Tower Heist" World Premiere
BRIAN GRAZER
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: IMAGINE ENTERTAINMENT
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Brian Grazer founded Imagine Entertainment with Ron Howard in 1986, and has steadily become one of the most successful producers in Hollywood ever since; the films the two have produced together have grossed over $13 billion worldwide including their latest effort, Rush. Grazer has been nominated personally for four Academy Awards and took home the golden man in 2002 for A Beautiful Mind.

Brad Grey
BRAD GREY
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: PARAMOUNT PICTURES
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Brad Grey has done great things at Paramount Pictures since becoming Chairman and CEO in 2005, as he has produced eight out of 10 of Paramount’s top-grossing pictures. The avid art collector also sits on LACMA’s Board of Trustees and also serves on the executive board for medical sciences at UCLA, the Board of Councilors of the USC School of Cinema-Television, the Board of Directors of Project A.L.S. and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

T-Mobile Rookie of the Year
BLAKE GRIFFIN
CATEGORY: ATHLETES
COMPANY: THE L.A. CLIPPERS
INDUSTRY: sports
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Blake Griffin is widely referred to as one of the best players in the NBA. The power forward was named Rookie of the Year in 2011, and was an NBA All-Star from 2011-2013. Great things can continue to be expected of this Oklahoma City native for many years to come.

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MOHAMED HADID
CATEGORY: INNOVATORS
COMPANY: HADID DEVELOPMENT
INDUSTRY: REAL ESTATE
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Mohamed Hadid has been a force in real estate development for more than 30 years, earning his net worth building mega mansions and the hotels of the Ritz-Carlton chain, which he once owned. His newest claim to fame is The Crescent, a $60 million mansion located adjacent to the Beverly Hills Hotel.

25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala - Red Carpet
TOM HANKS
CATEGORY: ENTERTAINERS
COMPANY: THE PLAYTONE COMPANY
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
At the age of 57, Tom Hanks is one of the top-grossing actors in film history with two Oscars and an additional three nominations to his name. Hanks is a quadruple threat in the entertainment industry: he acts, writes, produces and directs. He also serves on a plethora of different boards, including the National Space Society and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Hilton & Hyland Realty Holiday Party
RICK HILTON AND JEFF HYLAND
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: HILTON + HYLAND
INDUSTRY: REAL ESTATE
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Rick Hilton and Jeff Hyland are the founders of luxury real estate firm Hilton & Hyland. Chairman Hilton is responsible for the Brentwood Country Mart and the sale of Aaron Spelling’s $85 million Holmby Hills mansion, The Manor, to Petra Ecclestone-Stunt. President Hyland is the founding member of Christie’s Great Estates and currently sits on its advisory board; he is also a renowned architectural historian and author.

Cindy + Alan Horn
ALAN AND CINDY HORN
CATEGORY: POWER COUPLES
COMPANY: WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT/PHILANTHROPY
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
As the chairman of Walt Disney Studios, Alan F. Horn is responsible for monster hits such as the Batman and Harry Potter franchises. He also co-founded Castle Rock Entertainment, and sits on the board of directors of Univision and the Environmental Media Association. This organization was co-founded by his wife, Cindy, who also sits on the boards of the Climate Reality Project and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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RON HOWARD
CATEGORY: INNOVATORS
COMPANY: IMAGINE ENTERTAINMENT
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Ron Howard came to fame as a child actor in 1960 on The Andy Griffith Show, and he hasn’t stopped since. The actor, producer and director co-founded Imagine Entertainment with Brian Grazer, won the Best Director Academy Award for 2002’s A Beautiful Mind, and, in 2003, was awarded the National Medal of Arts. He is also the creator of Canon’s Project Imagin8ion.

Stephen and Kevin Huvane
KEVIN AND STEPHEN HUVANE
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: CAA, SLATE PR
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
The Huvane brothers have dominated the entertainment industry in their chosen fields for years. Stephen, one of the founders of Slate PR, counts Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway among his A-list clients. Kevin is a powerhouse agent and Managing Partner at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), representing the likes of Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. Together, they’re unstoppable.

Bob Iger, Willow Bay
BOB IGER
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY
INDUSTRY: MEDIA/ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Bob Iger is the current Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. He personally oversaw the acquisition of Pixar Animation Studios as well as Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm during his days helming Disney. Iger also serves on the board at Apple, the U.S.-China Business Council, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and is a member of the Academy of Arts & Sciences.

20th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala "Love To Erase MS" - Dinner And Show
ELTON JOHN
CATEGORY: INNOVATORS
COMPANY: ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION
INDUSTRY: MUSIC/PHILANTHROPY WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
In his five-decade career, Elton John has sold more than 300 million albums, making him one of the top-selling artists in the world. He is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a six-time Grammy winner and was even knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his commitment to charity in 1998. His Elton John AIDS Foundation has raised more than $200 million since its inception in 1992, and every year said charity throws the hautest Oscar-viewing party in Tinseltown.

15th Annual DesignCare
EARVIN “MAGIC” JOHNSON
CATEGORY: INNOVATORS COMPANY: MAGIC JOHNSON ENTERPRISES, STARBUCKS,
THE L.A. DODGERS
INDUSTRY: SPORTS/PHILANTHROPY
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
NBA great Earvin “Magic” Johnson continued to make magic with money long after he retired from playing basketball. He now runs Magic Johnson Enterprises, a company with a net worth of over $700 million, as well as the L.A. Dodgers and Dayton Dragons teams. He was a previously successful owner of 125 Starbucks chains as well as a minority owner of the Lakers.

84th Academy Awards
ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT
CATEGORY: POWER COUPLES
COMPANY: PLAN B PRODUCTIONS, CHATEAU MIRAVAL
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT/PHILANTHROPY/FOOD & WINE
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are as philanthropic as they are powerful. Both have stellar acting careers – she is an Academy Award winner and he a four-time nominee – while she acts as an UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and founded the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict. He is the founder of Make It Right, an organization that builds homes for those in need. To top it off, the two even started their own winery, Chateau Miraval.

Assouline And Coca-Cola Celebrate The Launch Of The Assouline Memoire Set - Coca-Cola: Film, Music & Sports At Siren Studios In Los Angeles
QUINCY JONES
CATEGORY: INNOVATORS
COMPANY: THE QUINCY JONES ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY,
QWEST RECORDS
INDUSTRY: MUSIC
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Over the span of six decades, Quincy Jones has been nominated for 79 Grammy Awards, won 27 Grammys and even won a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. The man behind Michael Jackson’s iconic “Thriller” album was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, and currently sits on the Jazz Foundation of America’s Board of Directors.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Season 21
JAY LENO
CATEGORY: ENTERTAINERS
COMPANY: THE TONIGHT SHOW
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Though his tenure at The Tonight Show ends this year, the sky is still the limit for Jay Leno. The comedian hasn’t yet discussed his next move, but he’ll absolutely continue his philanthropic endeavors with Bailey’s Café, the Starkey Hearing Foundation and Love Ride, a motorcycle charity event that he has grand marshaled since 1985. He’ll also keep up with his love of autos with the website Jay’s Garage.

Dream For Future Africa Foundation Inaugural Gala Honoring Franca Sozzani Of VOGUE Italia
KIM KARDASHIAN + KANYE WEST
CATEGORY: POWER COUPLES
COMPANY: KARDASHIAN INC., GOOD MUSIC
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT/FASHION/MUSIC
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
It’s been quite a year for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. The couple had a baby and got engaged (in that order) and are now are planning the wedding to end all weddings. She has a net worth of $40 million thanks to her E! reality show, as well as fashion and beauty lines, while he is reportedly worth $100 million thanks to a critically acclaimed, highly successful career as a producer, rapper and fashion designer.

Martin Katz
MARTIN KATZ
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: MARTIN KATZ LTD.
INDUSTRY: LUXURY ACCESSORIES
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Martin Katz is known as “Jeweler to the Stars” for a reason – his baubles grace the faces of Hollywood’s most famous ladies like Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Lopez. 2013 was a monumental year for Katz, who not only celebrated his 25th anniversary, but also created the 5,000-square-foot Martin Katz Jewel Suite in the Towers at The New York Palace, of which includes a diamond waterfall.

Jeffrey Katzenberg, courtesy of DreamWorks Animation
JEFFREY KATZENBERG
CATEGORY: INNOVATORS
COMPANY: DREAMWORKS ANIMATION SKG
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Jeffrey Katzenberg is the CEO and co-founder and Director of DreamWorks Animation SKG, the company he founded in 1994 with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen. Under his leadership, DreamWorks Animation has become the largest animation studio in the world. Katzenberg is also a renowned philanthropist and was awarded the prestigious Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2013 as a result. He is also the acting director of Zynga Inc. and sits on the board of directors of the MPTF, the Geffen Playhouse and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, among others.

Ryan Kavanaugh, courtesy of Relativity
RYAN KAVANAUGH
CATEGORY: INNOVATORS
COMPANY: RELATIVITY MEDIA
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Ryan Kavanaugh is the founder and CEO of the next-generation studio, Relativity. Under his leadership, Relativity has produced, distributed or structured more than 200 films, and generated more than $17 billion in worldwide box office revenue. Kavanaugh also focuses on philanthropy by serving as chairman of the board for The Art of Elysium.

Matt Kemp, credit Taj Anthony
MATT KEMP
CATEGORY:ATHLETES
COMPANY: THE L.A. DODGERS
INDUSTRY: SPORTS
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Matt Kemp has been playing for the L.A. Dodgers since making his major league debut in 2006. Kemp is best known for becoming the first player to finish in the top two in both home runs and steals since Hank Aaron first broke the record in 1963. The two-time All Star finalized a $160 million, eight-year contract with the Dodgers back in 2011.

Kathleen Kennedy
KATHLEEN KENNEDY
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: LUCASFILM
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES her HAUTE:
George Lucas trusts in Kathleen Kennedy, which is why he appointed her to personally run his company, Lucasfilm, in 2012. Kennedy is an eight-time Academy Award nominee, who has produced over 60 films, of which collectively have garnered 120 Academy Award nominations and have grossed over $11 billion worldwide. She also sits on the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.

Kirk Kerkorian
KIRK KERKORIAN
CATEGORY: BILLIONAIRES
COMPANY: TRACINDA CORPORATION/MGM
INDUSTRY: REAL ESTATE
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Kirk Kerkorian has owned MGM three separate times and has, at various times, owned shares in automotive companies including Ford, GM and Chrysler. He now focuses his Tracinda Corporation on the gaming, hospitality and oil and gas industries, controlling more than a quarter of MGM Resorts and a third of Delta Petroleum. Most impressively, Kerkorian made his wealth with only a high school diploma to his name.

JIMMY KIMMEL
JIMMY KIMMEL
CATEGORY: ENTERTAINERS
COMPANY: JIMMY KIMMEL
LIVE!, ABC
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT/MEDIA
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Jimmy Kimmel is the host and executive producer of the Emmy-winning Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC’s longest-running late-night talk show. He has acted as host of both the Primetime Emmy Awards and the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington D.C. He gives back through his work with the Alex’s Lemonade charity, a foundation that raises funds to fight childhood cancer.

CBS Board Members Arnold and Anne Kopelson.
ARNOLD AND ANNE KOPELSON
CATEGORY: POWER COUPLES
COMPANY: KOPELSON ENTERTAINMENT
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Arnold Kopelson has 29 motion pictures, a Best Picture Academy Award and a Golden Globe under his belt. He has been named Producer of the Year by the National Association of Theatre Owners, and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement in Filmmaking Award from Cinema Expo International. Since 2007, Kopelson has been a member of the Board of Directors of CBS Corporation. He and wife Anne are responsible for films such as Se7en and A Perfect Murder.

Brad Korzen & Kelly Wearstler
BRAD KORZEN + KELLY WEARSTLER
CATEGORY: POWER COUPLES
COMPANY: THE KOR GROUP,
KELLY WEARSTLER INC.
INDUSTRY: REAL ESTATE/ FASHION
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Brad Korzen is the man behind the Kor Group and thus responsible for a variety of residential and hotel properties including the Viceroy Palm Springs, Maison 140 and the Avalon Hotel. His wife, Kelly Wearstler, is a former model turned famous fashion and interior designer with four books to her credit.

20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Red Carpet
JENNIFER LAWRENCE
CATEGORY: ENTERTAINERS
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE:
What doesn’t make Jennifer Lawrence haute is the real question? JLaw became Hollywood’s “It” girl
in 2013, as she has been since winning her first Oscar at the age of 20 for the drama Winter’s Bone. She won her second Oscar at 22, and very well may be on the road to her third nomination this year with David O. Russell’s American Hustle. The now 23-year-old is also the new face of Miss Dior.

Eva Longoria
EVA LONGORIA
CATEGORY: INNOVATORS
COMPANY: UNBELIEVABLE ENTERTAINMENT, BESO LLC
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT/
FOOD + WINE
WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE:
Eva Longoria truly does it all. Though she became famous for appearing on the ABC show Desperate Housewives, Longoria is now becoming a respected producer, having sold a variety of projects in 2013. The star also owns the female-friendly Las Vegas steakhouse SHe and penned a cookbook. Longoria is also the founder of Eva’s Heroes, a charity that helps developmentally disabled children.

3rd Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala Benefiting J/P HRO Presented By Giorgio Armani - Inside
BRYAN LOURD
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: CAA, LACMA
INDUSTRY: TALENT/ THE ARTS
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Bryan Lourd has effectively combined his passion for the arts and talent by joining LACMA’s Board of Trustees in 2011. His impressive client roster befits one of the most powerful agents in Hollywood, and includes George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey and Sandra Bullock. Lourd also serves as director of InterActiveCorp, an online media company helmed by Barry Diller.

Topshop Topman LA Opening Party - Red Carpet
JENNIFER LOPEZ
CATEGORY: ENTERTAINERS
COMPANY: NUYORICAN PRODUCTIONS, VIVA MOVIL
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE:
2014 is going to be a busy year for Jennifer Lopez. The entertainer returns to the judging panel of American Idol this year and will also release her eighth studio album early in 2014. She makes her return to film as well in the low-budget thriller
The Boy Next Door. She also released her 20th fragrance, JLove by JLo,
and she partnered with Verizon Wireless to open the cell phone chain Viva Móvil.

Ron Meyer Current - 2012
RONALD MEYER
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: NBCUNIVERSAL
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Ron Meyer celebrated a promotion in 2013: after serving as President and COO of Universal Studios, he became Vice Chairman of NBCUniversal, where he provides guidance and counsel on all aspects of the company including film, television and its global theme parks. Previously, Meyer was an agent at William Morris and co-founded Creative Artists Agency in 1975.

Lori + Michael Milken
MICHAEL AND LORI MILKEN
CATEGORY: POWER COUPLES
COMPANY: MILKEN FAMILY FOUNDATION, MILKEN INSTITUTE, MELANOMA RESEARCH ALLIANCE
INDUSTRY: FINANCE/PHILANTHROPY
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Michael Milken is the business magnate and financier credited with creating a market for junk bonds during the 1970s and 1980s. He and wife Lori are renowned philanthropists, creating organizations like the Milken Family Foundation and the Milken Institute, and have donated more than $1 billion to medical research. Lori also serves on the board of trustees of the Los Angeles Ballet and is the co-founder of Delphinium Books.

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DAVID MURDOCK
CATEGORY: BILLIONAIRES
COMPANY: THE DOLE FOOD COMPANY, CASTLE & COOKE, INC.
INDUSTRY: INVESTMENT/
REAL ESTATE
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
David Murdock is a man who knows what he wants. The Dole Food Co. Chairman and CEO took the company he founded private last year in a deal valued at $1.2 billion. Previously, he took Dole public in 2009, the same year he received an honorary high school diploma. He also owns cancer drug developer NovaRx.

Elon Musk, credit SpaceX
ELON MUSK
CATEGORY: INNOVATORS
COMPANY: TESLA MOTORS, SPACEX
INDUSTRY: TECHNOLOGY
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Elon Musk is a visionary. The South African entrepreneur has founded such innovative brands as SpaceX, PayPal and Tesla Motors, the company that created the first modern-day electric car. The Bel-Air resident is also in the process of actualizing the Hyperloop, a revolutionary method of transportation that will cut travel time between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles 30th Anniversary Gala
SAM NAZARIAN
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: SBE
INDUSTRY: REAL ESTATE/HOSPITALITY
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Sam Nazarian is a king of the hospitality industry. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of sbe, which has revolutionized ‘the scene’ in Los Angeles by bringing in brands like Katsuya by Starck, the SLS hotels, Hyde Lounge and The Bazaar by José Andrés. He is an active member of the Southern California Institute of Architecture’s Board of Directors and supporter of the Beverly Hills Education Foundation.

Jack-Nicholson
JACK NICHOLSON
CATEGORY: ENTERTAINERS
COMPANY: PROTEUS FILMS, INC.
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
When you think Hollywood, you naturally think of Jack Nicholson. He is the most nominated actor in the history of the Academy Awards with 12 nods, and one of two actors to be nominated for acting in every decade from the 1960s to the 2000s. Now 76, Nicholson has been inducted both into the California and New Jersey Hall of Fames.

25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala - Red Carpet
DAVID O’RUSSELL
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
INDUSTRY:ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
David O. Russell is certainly having an epic few years in Hollywood. He directed three of the most critically acclaimed films of the last three years, The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, the former of which earned him Academy Award nods for Best Director, and the latter of which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. O’Russell also sits on the Ghetto Film School’s Board of Directors.

Nicholas Bijan Pakzad
NICOLAS BIJAN PAKZAD
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: THE HOUSE OF BIJAN
INDUSTRY: FASHION
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Nicolas Bijan Pakzad took the position of Associate Merchandising Director of the House of Bijan when his father, luxe retailer Bijan, died in 2011. The Pepperdine alum was mentored by and shares a similar passion for fashion with his father. Nicolas carries on the Bijan legacy at the brand’s Rodeo Drive boutique and continues to maintain the shop’s grand title of ‘the most expensive store in the world.’

Coldplay
GWYNETH PALTROW AND CHRIS MARTIN
CATEGORY: POWER COUPLES
COMPANY: GOOP/COLDPLAY
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT/DIGITAL MEDIA/E-COMMERCE
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Chris Martin have temporarily made a move to Los Angeles after making their home in London for nearly a decade. She is an Oscar winner who also happened to star in the top-grossing film of 2013, Iron Man 3. When she isn’t acting, Paltrow is busy working on her digital media and e-commerce website, Goop.com. Martin, her husband, is the lead singer of the 7-time Grammy-winning band, Coldplay.

Chris Paul, credit NBA Photos
CHRIS PAUL
CATEGORY: ATHLETES
COMPANY: L.A. CLIPPERS,
CP3 FOUNDATION
INDUSTRY: SPORTS/PHILANTHROPY
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Chris Paul is a true star. The Los Angeles Clippers point guard has been an NBA Rookie of the Year, a six-time All Star, an All-Star Game MVP, a multiple-time All-NBA and All-Defensive team honoree, and holds two Olympic gold medals. He is not only captain of the Clippers, but the National Basketball Players Association president as well. When he’s not playing ball, Paul gives back through his CP3 Foundation.

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SEAN PENN
CATEGORY: PHILANTHROPISTS
COMPANY: J/P HRO
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT/PHILANTHROPY
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Sean Penn is more than a triple threat. The two-time Oscar winner is an actor, director, and producer of films such as Mystic River and Milk. Though entertainment is in his blood, Penn’s focus is now on his J/P Haitian Relief Organization. For his efforts, Penn was named Ambassador at Large for Haiti and was then presented with the 2012 Peace Summit Award at the 12th World Summit of Noel Peace Laureates.

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ANTHONY PRITZKER
CATEGORY: BILLIONAIRES
COMPANY: THE PRITZKER GROUP
INDUSTRY: PRIVATE INVESTMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Anthony Pritzker is an heir of the Hyatt hotel fortune, but he is also the managing partner and co-founder of The Pritzker Group, a family-run private investment firm. Pritzker is also known for his philanthropy, and sits on the board of advisors at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, LACMA’s Board of Trustees, is a trustee of CalArts, a director for Heal the Bay and has served as Chairman of AmSafe Partners since 2004.

Wolfgang Puck
WOLFGANG PUCK
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: WOLFGANG PUCK WORLDWIDE, WOLFGANG PUCK FINE DINING GROUP,
WOLFGANG PUCK CATERING
INDUSTRY: FOOD & WINE/HOSPITALITY
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
The Austrian-born restaurateur and chef has built a culinary empire that extends to fine dining establishments like Spago, WP24, Cut and Wolfgang Puck at the Hotel Bel-Air. He is also the official caterer for the Academy Awards’ annual Governors Ball, has written umpteenth cookbooks and appeared as a celebrity judge on Bravo’s Top Chef.

Brett Ratner, CREDIT -LACOMBE
BRETT RATNER
CATEGORY: INNOVATORS
COMPANY: RATPAC-DUNE ENTERTAINMENT
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Brett Ratner is taking things to a whole new level in 2014. The film director, producer and music video director best known for Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand and Tower Heist closed a reported $450 million financing deal with Warner Bros. through his RatPac-Dune Entertainment, a newly formed partnership with Australian billionaire James Packer and Dune’s Steven Mnuchin.

Sumner Redstone (cut man on left)
SUMNER REDSTONE
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: VIACOM
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Sumner Redstone had quite a year in 2013. The majority owner and Chairman of the Board of the National Amusements theater chain saw his fortune rise by roughly $1.7 billion thanks to the rising values of Viacom and CBS, whose stocks increased by nearly 50%. He’s also made some substantial philanthropic donations: he donated $18 million to Boston University’s law school last year alone and, over time, has contributed nearly $150 million to various charities.

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JOYCE REY AND BETTY GRAHAM
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: COLDWELL BANKER PREVIEWS INTERNATIONAL
INDUSTRY: REAL ESTATE
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Joyce Rey and Betty Graham are veterans of the real estate industry. Graham is acting President and COO of Coldwell Banker Previews International, representing clients such as Dustin Hoffman, Sean Penn and Madonna. Rey, the head of the Estates Division of Coldwell Banker Previews International, is often referred to as the “Billionaire Banker.” These ladies always make the sale.

Haim and Cheryl Saban
HAIM AND CHERYL SABAN
CATEGORY: POWER COUPLES
COMPANY: SABAN CAPITAL GROUP
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT/PHILANTHROPY
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Haim and Cheryl Saban are two of the most established Democratic party fundraisers in Los Angeles. Haim is the CEO of the private investment firm Saban Capital Group, Inc, the Chairman of Univision and founder of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. His wife, Cheryl, Ph.D., is a writer, psychologist, former U.N. representative and advocate for women. Together they are also the founders of the Saban Family Foundation.

Henry_Samueli, credit Broadcom
HENRY SAMUELI
CATEGORY: INNOVATORS
COMPANY: BROADCOM CORPORATION
INDUSTRY: TECHNOLOGY/THE ARTS/PHILANTHROPY
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Dr. Henry Samueli is the co-founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Technical Officer of Broadcom, an Irvine-based company which manufacturers networking and communications ICs. Samueli is a named inventor of 73 U.S. patents, and as a result, was awarded the Marconi Society Prize and Fellowship. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His net worth is valued at $1.7 billion.

Ted Sarando, Courtesy of Netflix
TED SARANDOS
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: NETFLIX
INDUSTRY: TECHNOLOGY/ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Ted Sarandos in the Chief Content Officer of Netflix, where he has led content acquisition since 2000 and thus, has been recognized in the industry as an innovator in acquisition and distribution. Ted also serves on the Film Advisory Board for the TriBeCa and Los Angeles Film Festivals, sits on the retail advisory board for the Digital Entertainment Group and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.

Ryan Seacrest
RYAN SEACREST
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: RYAN SEACREST PRODUCTIONS
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Ryan Seacrest very might well be the hardest-working man in Hollywood. He hosts American Idol, has an agreement with NBCUniversal that includes on-air broadcasting and producing duties and hosts the #1 syndicated radio show, “On Air with Ryan Seacrest.” His Ryan Seacrest Productions produces hit series like Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Shahs of Sunset. He is also an investor in start-ups like Pinterest and FlightCar and is acting Chairman of the philanthropic Ryan Seacrest Foundation and Honorary Chair of the Grammy Foundation.

Henry T. Segerstrom, credit Andreas Branch
HENRY T. SEGERSTROM
CATEGORY: INNOVATORS
COMPANY: CJ SEGERSTROM & SONS, SOUTH COAST PLAZA, INDUSTRY: REAL ESTATE/THE ARTS/PHILANTHROPY
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Henry T. Segerstrom is an Orange County icon, best known for bringing luxury and the arts to the O.C. He is the owner of the tony South Coast Plaza and Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and is currently developing an art museum for the area as well. The renowned philanthropist received Carnegie Hall’s Medal of Excellence in 2010.

Terry Semel, credit Alex Berliner
TERRY SEMEL
CATEGORY: INNOVATORS
COMPANY: LACMA
INDUSTRY: THE ARTS
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Terry Semel is the Chairman and CEO of Windsor Media as well as co-chair of the Board of Trustees of LACMA. The former chairman and CEO of Yahoo! Incorporated also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Paley Center for Media and is a member of the Chancellor’s Committee at UCLA. He is also a known philanthropist; a substantial donation to UCLA in 2004 resulted in the university naming a building in his honor: the Jane and Terry Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.

Maria Sharapova, no credit
MARIA SHARAPOVA
CATEGORY: ATHLETES
COMPANY: SUGARPOVA
INDUSTRY: SPORTS
WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE:
Maria Sharapova is the total package: at press time, she was the number 4-ranked tennis player in the world, according to the World Tennis Association. She has won 29 WTA titles, including four Grand Slam singles titles. The Manhattan Beach resident also owns her own sweets company, Sugarpova, and has her own charitable organization, the Maria Sharapova Foundation. The Russian beauty also has several endorsement deals including Porsche, Tag Heuer, Nike, Samsung and Evian.

John Simonian
JOHN SIMONIAN
CATEGORY: ENTREPRENEURS
COMPANY: WESTIME
INDUSTRY: WATCHES
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
John Simonian is the owner and CEO of luxury watch shop Westime, which opened its Sunset Boulevard flagship in 2012. His boutiques are a collector’s dream, featuring over 50 brands such as Audemars Piguet, Richard Mille, F.P. Journe and Graham London. Simonian understands the watch enthusiast’s needs, which is why Westime has distinguished itself as Southern California’s ultimate retail destination to purchase luxury timepieces.

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WILL SMITH AND
JADA PINKETT-SMITH
CATEGORY: POWER COUPLES
COMPANY: OVERBROOK ENTERTAINMENT
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Will Smith is a man who has done it all. He is an established producer, actor and rapper who has been nominated for two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes and won four Grammy Awards. His wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, is also an established actress, singer and businesswoman. Together, the couple founded the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, a charity organization that focuses on inner-city youth and family support.

STACEY_SNIDER, credit Brian Bowen Smith courtesy of Dreamworks
STACEY SNIDER
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: DREAMWORKS STUDIOS
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE:
As partner, Co-chairman and CEO of DreamWorks Studios, Stacey Snider is a force to be reckoned with. She oversees creative and financial aspects of all film development, and the production of Academy Award-winning films like Lincoln and The Help. Snider also currently serves on the boards of City Year, a national youth service organization, the Special Olympics of Southern California, and the American Film Institute.

Patrick Soon-Shiong
PATRICK SOON-SHIONG
CATEGORY: BILLIONAIRES
COMPANY: CHAN SOON-SHIONG FAMILY FOUNDATION,
CHAN SOON-SHIONG INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED HEALTH
INDUSTRY: HEALTHCARE
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Patrick Soon-Shiong may just be L.A.’s best -kept secret. For one, with a wealth estimated at $9 billion, he’s the richest man in Los Angeles. He’s also among the men who will make the most difference, as he works towards revolutionizing the health care, digital entertainment and commerce industries. The surgeon, businessman, owner of NantHealth and renowned philanthropist also owns a 5% share of the L.A. Lakers.

Steven Spielberg, credit Brian Bowen Smith courtesy of  Dreamworks
STEVEN SPIELBERG
CATEGORY: INNOVATORS
COMPANY: DREAMWORKS SKG
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Steven Spielberg is a principal partner at DreamWorks Studios and one of the most influential men in Hollywood. He is also the top-grossing director of all time, having helmed blockbusters such as Jaws and Jurassic Park. Spielberg has received three Academy Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press’ Cecil B. DeMille Award and the Kennedy Center Honor, among others. He is also a well-known philanthropist, establishing the Righteous Person Foundation and what is now the USC Shoah Foundation; he is also the Chairman Emeritus of the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Meryl Streep Headshot -Credit  Brigitte Lacombe
MERYL STREEP
CATEGORY: ENTERTAINERS
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Meryl Streep’s list of accolades are endless, which is why she’s widely regarded as one of the best actresses of all time. She has received 17 Academy Award nominations, winning three, and 28 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight — more nominations than any other actor in the history of either award. In 2013, she starred in the critically acclaimed August: Osage County and in 2014 will bring Lois Lowry’s classic novel, The Giver, to the big screen.

ANNE SWEENEY
ANNE SWEENEY
CATEGORY: COMMANDERS
COMPANY: DISNEY/ABC
TELEVISION GROUP
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE:
Anne Sweeney is the co-chair and President of the Disney-ABC Television Group. She oversees ABC TV, ABC Studios and Disney Channels worldwide. She has won a series of awards such Women in Film Los Angeles’ Lucy Award, New York Women in Film & Television’s Muse Award and is an inductee of the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement.

Frank Symons, credit Chad Sands
FRANK SYMONS
CATEGORY: INNOVATORS
COMPANY: SOTHEBY’S
INDUSTRY: REAL ESTATE
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
As the Executive Vice President and COO of the Western Region for Sotheby’s International Realty, Frank Symons has been instrumental in making successful sales in Southern California for years. Symons has been named Realtor of the Year as well as Citizen of the Year by the Friends of Robinson’s Gardens of Beverly Hills and also serves on the Fraternity of Friends’ Board of Directors.

Quentin Tarantino, credit Rene Macura
QUENTIN TARANTINO
CATEGORY: INNOVATORS
COMPANY: A BAND APART FILMS
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Quentin Tarantino is widely considered to be one of the most innovative directors in modern-day filmmaking. He not only directs, but also writes, acts and produces for film. The Django Unchained director has earned two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, a Palme d’Or and has been nominated for both an Emmy and a Grammy.

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THOMAS TULL
CATEGORY: ENTREPRENEURS
COMPANY: LEGENDARY PICTURES
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT
WHAT MAKES THEM HAUTE:
Thomas Tull is the founder of Legendary Pictures, the strategic production company that unites private equity investors with film producers. In 2014, his deal to co-produce and co-finance films with Warner Bros. will conclude, but will begin a similar deal with Universal Studios. He is also working with China Film Co. to develop movies in that market, and owns a minority share in the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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SOFIA VERGARA
CATEGORY: ENTREPRENEURS
COMPANY: LATWIN WORLD ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS INC.
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT/RETAIL
WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE:
For the second year in a row, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara was named the top-earning actress in television. The Columbian actress’s endorsement deals have a lot to do with this top spot: she’s a spokesperson for Diet Pepsi, CoverGirl, Rooms To Go, Synthroid, Comcast and State Farm Insurance and has her own fashion collection at K-Mart.

Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2014 VIP Reception
MARK WAHLBERG
CATEGORY: ENTERTAINERS
COMPANY: LEVERAGE ENTERTAINMENT LLC, WAHLBURGERS
INDUSTRY: ENTERTAINMENT/HOSPITALITY
WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE:
Mark Wahlberg seems to have a dozen different projects on his plate, and all of them are diverse. He will appear in the drama Lone Survivor, star in an A&E reality series about his Massachusetts burger joint, Wahlburgers, and he will continue to executive produce successful shows like Boardwalk Empire. In 2013, the Academy Award nominee also bought an equity interest of the Barbados Tridents cricket franchise.

Alli Webb, credit Angela L. Torres
ALLI WEBB
CATEGORY: ENTREPRENEURS
COMPANY: DRYBAR
INDUSTRY:BEAUTY
WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE:
Alli Webb almost single-handedly built the rapidly growing empire that is Drybar by herself, and from the ground up. Though she’s only 38, 40 is her lucky number: not only was she named as one of Fortune’s 40 under 40, but the five-year-old Drybar, which at press time had 35 locations in existence, recently hit $40 million in revenue.

Rachel Zoe, credit Rachel Zoe
RACHEL ZOE
CATEGORY: ENTREPRENEURS
COMPANY: ZOE MEDIA GROUP
INDUSTRY: FASHION
WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE:
Rachel Zoe is the highest-paid celebrity stylist in Hollywood. Though she no longer has her own reality show, Zoe still works on her wildly popular newsletter, The Zoe Report, is working on two clothing lines including a collaboration with QVC, and is a spokesperson for Kim Kardashian’s Shoedazzle. Zoe also lent her name and taste to reboot the Jockey collection in 2013. In 2014,
the sky is the limit.

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