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


George Clooney
Category Entertainers
Industry Film
Company Smokehouse Productions
What Makes Him Haute Everything. He’s been Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor for as long as we can remember, and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon. The superstar is known not only for his acting abilities and dashing good looks but also for his social and liberal political activism.

Simon Cowell
Category Thinkers
Industry Entertainment
Company Syco
What Makes Him Haute Cowell made a name for himself in the U.S. for his brutal judgment of talent on American Idol. He also hosts Britain’s Got Talent and Pop Idol, and owns television production and music publishing house Syco.

Tom Cruise
Category Entertainers
Industry Film
Company Cruise/Wagner Productions
What Makes Him Haute One of the greatest stars in film history, he’s a prolific actor, one of the world’s most powerful celebrities, and an accomplished producer who has greenlight authority at United Artists.

Philippe Dauman
Category Thinkers
Industry Film
Company Viacom
What Makes Him Haute Though he’s been with the company since 1987, serving as CEO during the past two years finally has given him the opportunity to call the big shots.

Robert Addison Day
Category Philanthropists
Industry Investment Banking
Company William M. Keck Foundation/Trust Company of the West
What Makes Him Haute The grandson of Superior Oil Co. founder William M. Keck oversees the $1.3 billion non-profit W.M. Keck Foundation, which focuses on science and engineering research, medical research, undergraduate education, and southern California.

Leonardo DiCaprio
Category Entertainers
Industry Film
Company Appian Way/Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
What Makes Him Haute The three-time Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner is one of the biggest superstars on the planet and the fifth highest paid actor in Hollywood. His performance in Revolutionary Road has him primed for another awards season, as he’s up for another Golden Globe. Additionally, his foundation’s commitment to environmentalism also makes him one of the most influential activists in the world.

Robert Downey Jr.
Category Entertainers
Industry Film
What Makes Him Haute He not only had the major film comeback of 2008, he just might have also had the hottest year of anyone in Hollywood. With Sherlock Holmes on the horizon for ’09, along with an Iron Man sequel, he’s on top of his game.

Michael Eisner
Category Thinkers
Industry Media
Company The Tornante Company
What Makes Him Haute He saved The Walt Disney Company when he stepped in as chief executive officer from 1984 to 2005. After leaving, he founded the Tornante Company, an investment firm that aids and incubates companies and opportunities in media and entertainment. In ’07, Tornante launched a studio, Vuguru, to produce and distribute videos for the Internet, portable media devices, and cell phones.

Ari Emanuel
Category Entrepreneurs
Industry Entertainment
Company Endeavor Agency
What Makes Him Haute The prominent talent agent represents everyone from Martin Scorsese, Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon, and Larry David, to Michael Moore, Jude Law, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel, and Sacha Baron Cohen. His colorful business tactics are said to be the inspiration for the Ari Gold character on HBO’s Entourage.

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
Category Power Couples
Industry Film/Television
What Makes them Haute Ranked No. 10 on Forbes list of Hollywood’s top-earning couples with $22 million last year alone, this duo is one of L.A.’s finest fixtures.