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50 Most Influential: How They Stack Up

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HOW THEY STACK UP

Top Dogs

SBJ’s selections as the most influential person in sports business

2004 Paul Tagliabue
2005 George Bodenheimer
2006 George Bodenheimer
2007 Brian Roberts
2008 George Bodenheimer*
2009 Jacques Rogge
2010 Roger Goodell
2011 Steve Burke

* President-elect Barack Obama was named as #1(a).

Getting The Call

First-time honorees on this year’s Most Influential list

Eric Shanks #5
Mark Lazarus #16
Jerry Buss #20
Jeanie Buss #20
Larry Scott #23
Derek Chang #28
Scott Blackmun #39
Lorenzo Fertitta #41
Dana White #41
Alison Lewis #43
Eric Grubman #48
Chris Tsakalakis #50

 

Not Making The Cut

Executives who dropped off this year’s Most Influential list, and where they ranked in 2010

Dick Ebersol #6     Mark Wright #29     Greg Shaheen #32     DeLoss Dodds #42     Phil de Picciotto #49
Chase Carey #7     Billy Hunter #30     Ted Leonsis #37     Indra Nooyi #45     Jeff Shifrin #49
Jerry Richardson #15     Bob Batterman #31     Joel Ewanick #39     Sal Galatioto #47     Ross Greenburg #50
Jim Delany #25     Jeffrey Kessler #31     Bea Perez #41     Suzy Deering #48        

 

League Bosses
1 Bud Selig
2 Roger Goodell
3 David Stern
4 Gary Bettman
5 Tim Finchem
6 Brian France
7 Larry Scott
8 Don Garber
9 Mike Slive
10 Lorenzo Fertitta/Dana White
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