Richard Parsons

CATEGORY: Entrepreneurs
COMPANY: Time Warner

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: His financial advice is coveted by even the most powerful individuals; Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner met with Parsons as many as 17 times during his first year in office. The lawyer-turned-banker-turned-media executive is the chairman of Citigroup and the former chairman and CEO of Time Warner, and he announced in September that he joined Providence Equity Partners as a senior advisor.

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