Peter Chernin
Courtesy of The Chernin Group
United States
2021

The Chernin Group

Peter
Chernin

Chairman / CEO

The former News Corp. chief has established himself as one of the savviest and most active players in the digital entertainment space via The Chernin Group, which has strategic investments in companies ranging from marquee names Spotify and Barstool Sports to tabletop games maker Exploding Kittens and the online wedding registry Zola. Recent investments include luxury watch website Hodinkee and Virtually Human Studios (parent of digital horse racing platform Zed Run). He continues to be active in old-school showbiz mediums under his Chernin Entertainment banner, producing such films as “Ford v. Ferrari,” “Hidden Figures” and the Starz series “P-Valley.” In February 2021, the company teamed with former ESPN exec Connor Schell to form a studio dedicated to producing unscripted sports content.

Career

  • News Corporation
  • The Chernin Group

Education

  • University of California–Berkeley (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact

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