Rich Paul
Courtesy of UTA
United States
2022

UTA, Klutch Sports Group

Rich
Paul

Founder & CEO, Klutch Sports Group / Head, UTA Sports

Since founding Klutch Sports in 2012, Paul has powered it from a small boutique to one of the most powerful tenpercenteries in the sports world, negotiating upwards of $3 billion in contracts. The agency reps 192 clients across the NBA, WNBA, NFL and related NIL deals, as well as gaming, including Zach LaVine, Anthony Davis, Darius Garland, Tyrese Maxey, Trae Young, Chase Young, Jalen Hurts and Swagg; WNBA champions A’ja Wilson, Chelsea Gray and Riquna Williams; and high school NIL clients Juju Watkins and Malachi Nelson. He serves on the board of UTA, which made a strategic investment in Klutch in 2020 and tapped him to run its sports division. In 2022, Paul partnered with New Balance to launch a footwear and apparel collection and both joined the board and invested in Funko, known for its pop-culture figurines. 

Career

  • CAA
  • UTA
  • Klutch Sports Group

Variety Honors

  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
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LeBron James' Agent Rich Paul Named to UTA Board

LeBron James' Agent Rich Paul Named to UTA Board

United Talent Agency has named Rich Paul, agent to basketball superstar LeBron James, to its board of directors.The move was announced on Monday, a year after UTA made an investment in Paul's Klutch Sports Group. Paul also serves as head of UTA Sports and is a UTA partner.Paul founded Klutch in 2012 and signed NBA clients, including James, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Ben Simmons and John Wall. In the past year, since working with UTA, Klutch has expanded into professional...

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