Who’$ Who In Music
The rich are not like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in “The Great Gatsby.”
And in the concert and music industries, they’re not like Bill Gates or Warren Buffett, either – or even Kirk Kerkorian or Sumner Redstone – according to Forbes magazine’s list of the 400 richest Americans.
Among those with a foot in the industry door, the highest listed is Philip Anschutz, whose $7.2 billion is good for No. 28, followed by David Geffen’s $4.5 billion and No. 45 position.
Edgar Bronfman Jr. clocks in at $3 billion (73). Arena owners Mark Cuban and Stanley Kroenke tie at $1.8 billion (164). Stanley’s wife, Ann Walton Kroenke, is listed at No. 89 (emphasis on “Walton”).
Dolby mastermind Ray Dolby has $1.4 billion, which is good for No. 235. That’s several notches above
Clear Channel patriarch Lowry Mays’ $1.1 billion equals No. 320; and just barely squeaking by Martha Stewart is rollup king Robert F.X. Sillerman, rounding out the list with a meager $975 million for 375th place.