The Most Influential Players in the Entertainment Business Today

In Hollywood, one does not have to be in front of the camera and chased by the paparazzi to be a mover and shaker in the industry. Most of those who are instrumental in the success of entertainment-based corporations like television studios and networks work silently behind the scenes. They are often motivated by beating the competition, bringing in millions of dollars and managing a budget beyond most people’s imagination. Check out some of the most influential players in the business and what makes them stand out from the rest.

10. Oprah Winfrey

Famed talk show host, Oprah Winfrey has her own self-made empire. It was not long after The Oprah Winfrey Show hit the airwaves in 1986 when a cult following, known as The Oprah Effect, started. Her career has including film roles, speaking engagements, and global philanthropy. Her influence has made a difference to children in Africa and countless charities through Oprah’s Angel Network. She is the CEO of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. As much success as she had garnered, dog-owner Oprah said her least powerful job in life is scooping poop.