Kurt Simon
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Goldman Sachs



A three-decade investment-banking vet, Simon was a player in Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets, completed in March 2019. More recently, he’s advised on iHeartMedia’s post-bankruptcy direct listing on Nasdaq, Alibaba’s $20 billion spinout from Yahoo and SoftBank’s $20 billion monetization of T-Mobile U.S. He upped his philanthropy game, joining the board of the Posse Foundation, created to provide scholarships and support to students from diverse backgrounds. Simon joined Goldman Sachs in August 2018 after leaving JPMorgan Chase, where, as global chairman of mergers and acquisitions, he was involved in big deals including Yahoo’s $4.8 billion sale to Verizon, Sprint’s $59 billion sale to T-Mobile, WebMD’s $2.8 billion sale to KKR & Co. and AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner.


  • J.P.Morgan
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Merrill Lynch

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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Simon Fuller is fully on board the 5G hype train: The British music impresario believes the next-gen wireless technology is a game-changer that will transform the way fans experience music and entertainment.Fuller, creator of "American Idol" and founder of XIX Entertainment, formed a partnership with Verizon to develop experimental new entertainment experiences using the telco's 5G Ultra Wideband platform and VR, AR and mixed-reality technologies."It’s a way for me as an independent entertainment entrepreneur to explore what's possible with a...


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