50 Most Influential: No. 15 — Casey Wasserman
Chairman & CEO
WassermanCHANGE FROM 2015: +7
Wasserman holds the future of the U.S. Olympic movement in his hands. His strategy for winning the 2024 Games became clear in 2016: Sell Los Angeles as the solution to the International Olympic Committee’s problems — no risk, no drama, no scandal. Just sports, sun and smiles. Now he’s got a new challenge: Convince the world the L.A. bid didn’t depend on his personal friend, Hillary Clinton, winning the White House.