No. 10 — Casey Wasserman
Chairman & CEO, Wasserman
Chairman, LA 2028CHANGE FROM 2016: +5
Stateside, Wasserman has been a power player in the upper echelon of pro sports for years. But in 2017, he emerged as a global force, developing relationships with top sports leaders on several continents as he lobbied for the Los Angeles Olympics. With a shrewd awareness of L.A.’s indispensability to the International Olympic Committee, he extracted hundreds of millions of dollars worth of concessions in exchange for waiting until 2028 to host the Games.