Dr. Jerry Buss & Jeanie Buss

CATEGORY: Entrepreneurs


COMPANY: L.A. Lakers

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: Under his ownership, the Lakers have won 10 NBA titles, made it to the finals 15 times, and won almost 70 percent of their games, making Buss the most successful owner amongst any professional sports league and the Lakers the most valuable franchise in the NBA. In 2010, Buss was finally inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. His daughter, Jeanie, is the executive vice president of business operations for the Lakers and girlfriend of Lakers’ coach Phil Jackson.