Ariel Emanuel
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United States
2018

Endeavor

Ariel
Emanuel

CEO

The CEO of Endeavor, which includes WME, IMG and UFC under its banner, has stood at the helm of the company’s continuing expansion from talent representation into content, sports, fashion and live events.Since 2009, Emanuel has made more than 25 acquisitions, including streaming leader NeuLion and branding agency 160/90 this year.Earlier in 2018, he closed a media-rights deal with UFC and ESPN, valued at $1.5 billion over the next five years. Last October saw the formation of Endeavor Content, which merged the company’s film financing and TV sales arms. Projects include the spy drama “Killing Eve” and the romcom “Book Club.” Former Uber exec Bozoma Saint John joined Endeavor in June to help increase the reach of the company’s brand.

Career

  • ICM Partners
  • WME
  • Endeavor

Education

  • Macalester College (MN, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
  • Variety Vanguard
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