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49. Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell
49. Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell

Emanuel's big, bold gamble last year to merge his 14-year-old Endeavor talent shop with the 111-year-old William Morris agency is coming together quite nicely. The firm now stands as one of the biggest players in the music business. Though some 200 employees were cut (including a handful of top agents) and scores of clients lost, few will argue that the newly married entity is anything short of an entertainment powerhouse. The firm's latest get: selling the licensing rights to the $3 billion Terminator film and television franchise


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