Haute 100: Los Angeles with Judd Apatow & Leslie Mann, Michael Bay, Ronald Burkle, Blake Byrne and more

Stacey Snider
Category Thinkers
Industry Film
Company DreamWorks SKG
What Makes Her Haute Ranked as one of the 50 most important women in business, Snider is co-chairman of DreamWorks with Spielberg. The company recently ended its two-year partnership with Paramount, and it is now full-speed ahead as they strive to meet their goal of four to six films per year. Universal is lined up as the film distribution partner.

Steven Soderbergh
Category Originator
Industry Film
What Makes Him Haute This producer, cinematographer, and Academy Award-winning director is best known for the thought-provoking Traffic, Erin Brockovich, and the Ocean’s 11 franchise. His upcoming Che, based on the life of Che Guevara, is already stirring up Oscar talks.

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong
Category Billionaires
Industry Medicine
Company Abraxis BioScience
What Makes Him Haute This medical genius was a doctor by the age of 23 and began to develop treatments for diabetes and cancer. He recently sold his American Pharmaceutical Partners to a German company for $5.6 billion. He will use this profit to build research labs for physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and doctors to create a database of biological markers.

Steven Spielberg
Category Billionaires
Industry Film
Company DreamWorks
What Makes Him Haute Arguably the world’s most famous filmmaker, Spielberg shares his wealth, donating $3 million to charities last year.

Sylvester Stallone & Jennifer Flavin-Stallone
Category Power Couples
Industry Film/Cosmetics
Company Seriesse International
What Makes THEM Haute He is forever Rocky and Rambo, one of the biggest box office draws and pop cultural icons the world has ever seen, and he’s still going strong. She is the former model who is the co-owner of $1 billion skincare and wellness company Seriesse International.

David Sun
Category Billionaires
Industry Technology
Company Kingston Technology
What Makes Him Haute This self-made billionaire co-founded Kingston Technology in 1987. The company is now the nation’s largest privately-held computer memory outfit, with more than 2,000 products that serve nearly every device that uses memory. Fortune named the Fountain valley-based Kingston-which had revenues of $4.5 billion in 2007-as one of the best places to work in America.

Arn and Nancy Tellem
Category Power Couples
Industry Television
Company SFX Sports Group/CBS
What Makes Them Haute He’s a legendary sports agent, she’s the president of the CBS Paramount Television Network Entertainment Group, ranked one of the 50 most influential women in business. She is 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 new CBS Audience Network, and wireless.

John Tu
Category Billionaires
Industry Technology
Company Kingston Technology
What Makes Him Haute This self-made billionaire co-founded Kingston with David Sun, which is currently the largest computer memory firm. When they sold an 80 percent stake in Kingston Technology in 1996 for $1.5 billion, they spent $100 million of it on lavish bonuses for their employees, with the average bonus exceeding $100,000.

Steven Udvar-Hazy
Category Billionaires
Industry Investments
Company International Lease Finance Corporation
What Makes Him Haute Watch planes taking off at most airports around the world, and you are probably looking at planes owned by Hazy. ILFC, which he founded with the Gondas, is one of the world’s largest aircraft lessors. His $66 million donation led to the Steven Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air & Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institute.

Antonio Villaraigosa
Category Thinkers
Industry Politics
Company The City of Los Angeles
What Makes Him Haute The first Hispanic L.A. mayor in the city’s 133-year history has revitalized the city with infrastructure projects, the wooing of tech companies, actively supporting small business, ensuring growth of the area’s unique creative capital, and an emphasis on education.

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