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

George Hearst Jr.
Category Billionaires
Industry Media
Company Hearst Corp.
What Makes Him Haute Grandson of publishing legend William Randolph Hearst, George R. Hearst Jr. is chairman of the board of Hearst Corp., one of the world’s largest private companies engaged in a broad range of publishing, broadcasting and diversified communications activities.

Hugh Hefner
Category Thinkers
Industry Publishing
Company Playboy
What Makes Him
Haute This 82-year-old
built the Playboy empire from the ground up, and is still going strong. Need we say more?

David Heil
Category Entrepreneurs
Industry Clothing
Company David August, Inc.
What Makes Him Haute His custom suits are the reasons that some of Hollywood’s hautest men make the “Best Dressed” list, and his unique numbered dressing system makes even the fashion clueless seem, well, fashionable.

Rick & Kathy Hilton
Category Power Couples
Industry Real Estate
Company Hilton & Hyland
What Makes Them Haute He is currently chairman of Hilton & Hyland, the wildly successful Beverly Hills high-end real estate company that he founded with partner Jeff Hyland. She is the socialite and actress who gives the beautiful face to the Hilton brand name, along with daughters Paris and Nicky.

William Hilton
Category Billionaires
Industry Hospitality
Company Hilton Hotels
What Makes Him Haute Son of Conrad Hilton, William served as chairman and president of Hilton Hotels since 1979 until just last year when he sold off the last of his father’s hotel to Blackstone for $26 billion. From this sale, he personally reaped $800 million.

Alan F. Horn
Category Thinkers
Industry Entertainment
Company Warner Bros.
What Makes Him Haute The president and COO of Warner Bros. focuses on the oversight of all of the studio’s theatrical and home entertainment operations, including the Warner Bros. Pictures Group, Warner Premiere, and Warner Home Video. Horn also oversees New Line Cinema, which was moved into Warner Bros. in early 2008. In 2007, Warner Bros. Pictures had its most successful year to date, and its seventh-straight billion dollar-plus year.

Arianna Huffington
Category Entrepreneurs
Industry Media
Company Huffington Post
What Makes Her Haute Her news and commentary site is redefining the rules of journalism and has become one of the most frequently linked to and cited media brands on the Internet. It’s also just raised at least $15 million (possibly much more, though) in a round of rare successful funding in 2008.

Bradley Hughes
Category Entrepreneurs
Industry Real Estate/Investments
Company Public Storage
What Makes Him Haute Previously a real estate executive, Hughes purchased a huge warehouse in the early ’70s, and thus began his storage business. Public Storage is now a publicly traded firm and the largest self storage company with 2,015 locations worldwide. Hughs owns several Thoroughbred racehorses and is a strong supporter of Governor Schwarzenegger.

Jeff Hyland
Category Entrepreneurs
Industry Real Estate
Company Hilton & Hyland
What Makes Him Haute The Gatekeeper of Beverly Hills, Hyland has been selling real estate in Beverly Hills for more than 20 years and has personally handled several billions of dollars in transactions. Besides being president of Hilton & Hyland, he’s a member of the Advisory Board of Christie’s Great Estates. Also an author, he’s frequently quoted as an authority on Southern California real estate, architecture, and history.

Robert Iger
Category Thinkers
Industry Media
Company The Walt Disney Company
What Makes Him Haute The only big media stock to outperform the DJIA this year is Disney, and to a large extent it’s because CEO Iger efficiently runs and balances the matrix of Disney’s divisions. The careful development of ESPN, its animation studios, and an alliance with Apple’s Steve Jobs in both animation and digital content delivery should serve the Mouse well, even if the downturn continues.

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