50 Most Influential: Phil Anschutz
Founder & Owner
CHANGE FROM 2012: -8
Anschutz shocked the sports world in March by pulling his global company off the market and parting with powerful CEO Tim Leiweke in an organizational shake-up. He vowed to be more involved in the company, and while AEG seems to be quieter as a result, Anschutz remains a pivotal figure in the NFL’s possible return to Los Angeles as well as in facility development, management and live entertainment programming throughout the world.