50 Most Influential: No. 18 — Phil Anschutz
Founder & Owner
AEGCHANGE FROM 2013: -5
His company has a lower profile than it did under the leadership of the charismatic Tim Leiweke, but a re-engaged Anschutz has seemingly more power as he has shifted the company’s focus to its real estate developments, while maintaining his quest to bring the NFL to Farmers Field in Los Angeles.
NBA writer John Lombardo and Executive Editor Abraham Madkour discuss the reasoning behind Adam Silver being No. 1 on our Most Influential list.