Think about Hollywood and Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Hemsworth come to mind. But, you’ll be amazed to know who really are the powerful people of Hollywood. Yes, they are the one’s behind the scenes.
1- Bob Iger (CEO, The Walt Disney Co)
Anything that Bob Iger touches is his domain. The most powerful person in Hollywood, fourth year in a row, with a market cap of $234 billion.
2- Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos (CEO; Chief Officer, Netflix)
Hastings at 59 & Sarandos at 55 have a top creative army that includes Ryan Murphy, Beyonce, Game of Thrones duo David Benioff and D. B. Weiss and the Obama’s. With 152 million global subscribers and a massive head start of $15 million are next in line.
3- Brian Roberts and Steve Burke (CEO, Comcast Corp.; CEO NBCUniversal)
Roberts at 60 took the European giant Sky from Rupert Murdoch by prompting Murdoch to unload his $15 billion and paid $38.8 billion. Bringing his empire at $110 billion.
Burke of NBCUniversal had a second quarter revenue of $8.2 billion with hits like Jurassic World- Fallen Kingdom in his bag.
4- Shari Redstone (Chairman, ViacomCBS)
After dealing an epic battle Redstone finally unites Viacom and CBS together emerging with victory at $31 billion.
5- Kevin Feige( President and Chief Creative Officer, Marvel Studios)
No doubt, this is Kevin’s cinematic universe we wait desperately to watch. In 2019 at the Oscar’s he began the year with the first superhero movie (Black Panther) to get nominated for best picture category. Avengers: Endgame ($2.8 billion) overtook Avatar.
Not stopping, at 46, is all set to complete the Marvel Song trilogy with his 2019 billion-dollar baby Spider-Man: Far From Home. Plus he’s on the plot of Marvel’s properties acquiring via the Fox, a trip to the Star Wars Universe.