50 Most Influential: No. 33 — Ted Leonsis
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Monumental Sports & EntertainmentCHANGE FROM 2013: NOT RANKED
Leonsis, who owns the Washington Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and Verizon Center under his Monumental Sports & Entertainment umbrella, chaired the NBA’s media committee. That high-profile negotiation delivered the league a new $24 billion television deal while giving Leonsis added respect and influence among his ownership brethren. He remains a go-to thought leader on a range of media issues.
Media reporter John Ourand and Executive Editor Abraham Madkour discuss Ted Leonsis' position at No. 33 on our list as well as the other media members represented among this year's Most Influential sports business executives.