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  1. Sean Combs

    Sean Combs


    Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Puffy, Diddy, and P. Diddy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Combs was born in Harlem and grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. He worked as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding Bad Boy Records in 1993. He signed The Notorious B.I.G. and profited from the success of the artists he signed. He released his debut album No Way Out in 1997, which has been certified seven times platinum and was followed by successful albums such as Forever (1999), The Saga Continues... (2001) and Press Play (2006). In 2009 Combs formed the musical group Diddy – Dirty Money and released the critically well-reviewed and commercially successful album Last Train to Paris (2010).

  2. Master P

    Master P


    Percy Robert Miller (born April 29, 1970) known by his stage name Master P or his business name P. Miller, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, author, filmmaker, record producer and philanthropist. He is the founder of the record label No Limit Records, which was relaunched as New No Limit Records through Universal Records and Koch Records, then again as Guttar Music Entertainment, and finally, currently, No Limit Forever Records. He is the founder and CEO of P. Miller Enterprises, an entertainment conglomerate, and Better Black Television, a cable television network.

  3. Dan Abrams

    Dan Abrams


    Dan Abrams (born May 20, 1966) is an American television host, legal commentator, Web entrepreneur and author. former anchor of Nightline and the Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News He worked as chief legal analyst for NBC News, as General Manager of MSNBC and as an anchor for that network. He is the founder of seven web properties and the digital media strategy firm Abrams Research, as well as a best-selling author whose writing regularly appears in print and online in a variety of outlets.

  4. Ted Turner

    Ted Turner


    Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the Cable News Network more popularly known as CNN, the first 24-hour cable news channel. In addition, he founded WTBS, which pioneered the superstation concept in cable television. As a philanthropist, he is known for his $1 billion gift to support the United Nations, which created the United Nations Foundation, a public charity to broaden support for the UN. Turner serves as Chairman of the United Nations Foundation board of directors.

  5. Dick Powell

    Dick Powell


    Richard Ewing "Dick" Powell (November 14, 1904 – January 2, 1963) was an American singer, actor, film producer, film director and studio head. Though he came to stardom as a musical comedy performer, he showed versatility and successfully transformed into a hardbitten leading man starring in projects of a more dramatic nature.

  6. Shawn Piller

    Shawn Piller


    Shawn Piller is a principal and executive producer at Piller/Segan/Shepherd, an independent content production company.

  7. Andy Cohen

    Andy Cohen


    Andrew "Andy" Cohen (born June 2, 1968) is an American talk show host and author. Cohen hosts the Bravo nightly series Watch What Happens: Live and is the author of a memoir, Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture. He is the first openly gay host of an American late-night talk show. After holding the title as head of development for Bravo for over 10 years, Cohen resigned in November 2013. He continues to serve as an executive producer of The Real Housewives franchise and host of Watch What Happens: Live.

  8. Dwayne Hickman

    Dwayne Hickman


    Dwayne Bernard Hickman (born May 18, 1934) is an American former actor and former television executive at CBS.

  9. Steve Sohmer

    Steve Sohmer


    Steve Sohmer (born June 26, 1941 in Savannah, Georgia) is a Shakespearean scholar, author of scholarly books and fiction, television writer and producer, and former network television and motion picture studio senior executive.

  10. Grant Tinker

    Grant Tinker


    Grant Almerin Tinker (born January 11, 1925) is the former chairman and CEO of NBC from 1981 to 1986, co-founder of MTM Enterprises, and television producer. Tinker is the former husband of actress Mary Tyler Moore.

  11. Leslie Moonves

    Leslie Moonves


    Leslie Roy Moonves (ˈmnvɛz; born October 6, 1949) is President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation.

  12. Tom Freston

    Tom Freston


    Thomas E. Freston is an entertainment industry executive.

  13. Jay Park

    Jay Park


    Jay Park (Korean name: Park Jae-beom; Hangul: 박재범; Hanja: 朴載範, born April 25, 1987) is a Korean American singer, dancer, rapper, music producer, songwriter, model, choreographer, entrepreneur, and actor. He is a member of the Seattle-based b-boy crew, Art of Movement (AOM). As Park grew up as a b-boy and dancer, he has become known for these skills, as well as his charismatic performances and stage presence. Park was described as a "born entertainer" by legendary Korean pop singer Patti Kim, and The New York Times quoted the president of digital music distributor DFSB Kollective describing Park as "not just an artist, but also his own PR agent, fan club president, and TV network." Park also branched out into entrepreneurship, where he became the founder and co-CEO of AOMG, a Korean independent record label specializing in hip hop.

  14. Carlton Cuse

    Carlton Cuse


    Arthur Carlton Cuse (born 22 March 1959) is an American screenwriter, showrunner and producer, most famous as executive producer and screenwriter for the American television series Lost for which he made the Time magazine list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010. Cuse is also considered a pioneer in transmedia storytelling.

  15. Darryl Hickman

    Darryl Hickman


    Darryl Gerard Hickman (born July 28, 1931) is an American film and television actor, former television executive, and child star of the 1930s and 1940s.

  16. Lady Bird Johnson

    Lady Bird Johnson


    Claudia Alta Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson (December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007) was First Lady of the United States (1963–69), as the wife of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson.

  17. Suzanne De Passe

    Suzanne De Passe


    Suzanne de Passe (born July 19, 1946) is an American television, music and film producer as well as the co-chairman of de Passe Jones Entertainment Group.

  18. Dick Ebersol

    Dick Ebersol


    Duncan "Dick" Ebersol (ˈɛbərsɒl; born July 28, 1947) is an American television executive and a senior adviser for NBC Universal Sports & Olympics. He had previously been the chairman of NBC Sports, producing large scale television events such as the Olympic Games and National Football League broadcasts.

  19. John Conte

    John Conte


    John Conte (September 15, 1915 – September 4, 2006) was a stage, film and TV actor, and later a television station owner.

  20. Peter Chernin

    Peter Chernin


    Peter Chernin (born May 29, 1951) is an American businessman and investor. He is the chairman and CEO of The Chernin Group (TCG), which he founded in 2009. TCG manages, operates and invests in businesses in the media, entertainment, and technology sectors. Specifically, the company focuses on three areas: developing premium content for film and television, making investments in technology and media companies in the U.S., and capitalizing on strategic business opportunities in emerging markets, especially Asia. In April 2012, Chernin sold a minority stake of TCG to strategic investment partners Providence Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm, and other private investors.

  21. Warren Littlefield

    Warren Littlefield


    Warren W. Littlefield (born 11 May 1952 in Montclair, New Jersey) is a former US television executive. Littlefield graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, and was awarded a BA in Psychology.

  22. Judy McGrath

    Judy McGrath


    Judith Ann McGrath, (born 2 July 1952 in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is an American television executive.

  23. Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.

    Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.


    Sylvester is a name derived from the Latin adjective silvestris meaning "wooded" or "wild", which derives from the noun silva meaning "woodland". Classical Latin spells this with i. In Classical Latin y represented a separate sound distinct from i, not a native Latin sound but one used in transcriptions of foreign words. After the Classical period y came to be pronounced as i. Spellings with Sylv- in place of Silv- date from after the Classical period.

  24. Jesse Helms

    Jesse Helms


    Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr. (October 18, 1921 – July 4, 2008) was an American politician and leader of the conservative movement. He was elected five times as a Republican to the United States Senate from North Carolina. As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1995 to 2001 he had a major voice in foreign policy. Helms helped organize and fund the conservative resurgence in the 1970s, focusing on Ronald Reagan's quest for the White House as well as helping many local and regional candidates.

  25. Cathy Hughes

    Cathy Hughes


    Catherine L. Hughes (born Catherine Elizabeth Woods; April 22, 1947) is an African-American entrepreneur, radio and television personality and business executive. Hughes founded the media company Radio One and later expanded into TV One, the company went public in 1998, making Hughes the first and only African-American woman to head a publicly traded corporation at the time. In the 1970s, Hughes created the urban radio format called "The Quiet Storm" on Howard University's radio station (WHUR) with its very first disc jockey she chose, the late Melvin Lindsay (who was a Howard University student, at the time).

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