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

Audrey Irmas
Category Philanthropists
Industry Philanthropy
What Makes Her Haute Audrey Irmas and her late husband Sydney have received numerous awards for their extreme generosity, including the PORTALS Couple of the Year Award, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Youth Athletic League Couple of the Year Award, and the Public Counsel William O. Douglas Award. She is also a trustee of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, a lifetime trustee of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, and a founding board member of the U.S.C. Law Center. The Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation and the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Youth Activity Center in South Central Los Angeles are integral to the community.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Category Athletes
Industry Basketball
Company Magic Johnson Enterprises
What Makes Him Haute The retired athlete was one of the NBA’s finest players and the tallest point guard in league history at 6-foot, 9-inches. He now is a commentator for ESPN and strongly participates in HIV education. Magic Johnson Enterprises is a non-profit that represents and serves ethnically diverse communities, while Magic Johnson Foundation develops programs that support the educational, health, and social needs of the underprivileged.

George Joseph
Category Billionaires
Industry Insurance
Company Mercury General
What Makes Him Haute The self-made billionaire developed Mercury General insurance company for individuals having difficulty obtaining auto insurance; the company went public in 1985. He is currently combating California officials saying that driving records should be the deciding factor when setting insurance rates; Joseph believes that ZIP code statistics are the key.

Bruce Karatz
Category Entrepreneurs
Industry Development
Company KB Home
What Makes Him Haute KB’s former chairman has spent two decades helming the firm that practically created suburban Southern California. He invented the tactic of “pre-selling” homes before the homes were built. He’s also a major public figure, serving on many significant local boards, from USC to RAND Corporation.

Jeffrey Katzenberg
Category Entrepreneurs
Industry Film
Company DreamWorks Animation
What Makes Him Haute The CEO of DreamWorks Animation has been said to have “the hand of God” when it comes to his knack for animation. Prior to DreamWorks, he served as chairman for The Walt Disney Company. He’s responsible for major blockbuster hits Shrek, Bee Movie, Shark Tale, and Madagascar.

Kirk Kerkorian
Category Billionaires
Industry Real Estate
Company MGM
What Makes Him Haute With only a high school diploma, Kerkorian is arguably one of the greatest business visionaries in the world. After serving as a fighter pilot in WWII he went on to buy and sell hotels, an airline, and sold and bought MGM studios three times. Today MGM Mirage owns more than half the hotel rooms on the Las Vegas Strip, so it comes as no surprise that Kerkorian’s net worth is $16 billion.

Brad Korzen & Kelly Wearstler
Category Power Couples
Industries Development/Design
Companies Kor Group/KWIC
What Makes Them Haute He’s the founder of Kor Realty Group and has developed a vibrant portfolio of resorts, hotels, and commercial investment properties, including Viceroy Palm Springs and Viceroy Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills’ Avalon Hotel and Maison 140. His wife Kelly is a famed interior designer and appears as a judge on Bravo’s hit series Top Design. She is behind the award-winning interiors of her husband’s hotels, infusing the properties with her signature classic minimalist lines and old Hollywood glamour. She also has a line at Bergdorf Goodman, and for Groundworks at Lee Jofa and The Rug Company.

Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore
Category Power Couples
Industries TV/Film
Company Katalyst Films
What Makes Them Haute She was the first actress to hit the $10 million mark; he’s best known for his role on That 70s Show, his MTV show Punk’d, and a myriad of movies. His production company, Katalyst Films, keeps Kutcher as one of the busiest television producers in Hollywood, and he’s gunning for films as well. The media was shocked that the two were tying the knot despite their 15 year age difference, but their relationship is still going strong.

John Lasseter
Category Thinkers
Industry Film
Company Walt Disney
What Makes Him Haute The Academy Award-winning animator and chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney animation studios directs and produces. He recently took the position as principal creative advisor at Walt Disney Imagineering where he will work with a team developing ideas for Disney theme park attractions.

Tim Leiweke
Category Thinkers
Industry Entertainment
Company AEG
What Makes him Haute Hailed as one of the most influential men in sports, the CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group is responsible for bringing David Beckham to the Los Angeles Galaxy, and is bringing L.A. a $2.5 billion entertainment and sports complex.

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