British media proprietor and former member of Parliament.
Noted for building an extensive publishing empire.
After fighting for the Czechoslovak army in World War 2, Maxwell founded Pergamon Press along with Paul Rosbaud. He also purchased numerous publishing companies, such as the British Printing Corporation, Mirror Group Newspapers, and Macmillan Publishers. His daughter, Ghislaine is a well-known former British Socialite.
June 1, 2022 Business/Wealth, Media/Hollywood
Editor-in-chief of Time Magazine.
Before assuming his position for Time Magazine, Felsenthal started his career at The Wall Street Journal where he was the founding editor of the personal journal section. In 2008, he helped launch The Daily Beast, an American pop culture and political news website.
May 31, 2022 Media/Hollywood
American singer and songwriter.
Known for his dynamic vocal performances, where he fuses his theatrical talent with modern and classical genres.
Lambert rose to fame in 2009 after appearing on American Idol. Since then, he has produced multiple hit albums and has even collaborated with the rock band Queen. Lambert is gay, and has been active within the LGBTQ+ movement for years.
May 30, 2022 Media/Hollywood, Art/Writing
American banker, billionaire businessman, and investor.
Owner of MacAndrews & Forbes, a diversified holding company.
In addition to MacAndrews & Forbes, Perelman is the chairman of Revlon, Inc., a multinational beauty company. As of July 2022, he was worth $2.7 billion. His father, Raymond Perelman, was a notable American businessman and philanthropist.
May 29, 2022 Business/Wealth, Finance
Israeli philosopher and political theroist.
President of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem.
Hazony is the chairman of the Edmund Burke Foundation, a conservative group based in the Netherlands. He played a major role in the National Conservative Movement, a project of the Edmund Burke Foundation.
May 28, 2022 Miscellaneous
American political commentator.
Host of The Rubin Report.
As of June 2022, Rubin’s YouTube channel had 1.7 million subscribers. He describes himself as a classical liberal, and has established himself as a leader in the American conservative movement. In 2016, he was named as a member of the intellectual dark web by The New York Times.
May 27, 2022 Media/Hollywood
American lawyer and politician.
United States Senator from New York from 1957-1981.
Before becoming a Senator, Javits fought in World War 2 and served in the House of Representatives. In 1954, he defeated Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. to become the Attorney General of New York. As Senator, Javits played a significant role in the passage of the 1964 civil rights act.
May 26, 2022 Government
American conservative political commentator.
Founder of The Daily Wire.
Before founding The Daily Wire in 2015, Shapiro was already a well-known figure in the American Right from his work at Breitbart News. In 2018, he was dubbed a member of the “Intellectual Dark Web” by The New York Times.
May 25, 2022 Media/Hollywood
Businessman and publisher.
Head of standalone products at The NYT Company.
Perpich is the publisher of The Athletic and Wirecutter. He joined The New York Times in 2010. He is the great-great-grandson of Adolph Ochs, who bought The NYT in 1896.
May 24, 2022 Media/Hollywood
Blogger and internet celebrity.
Founder of Barstool Sports, a sports and pop culture blog.
Portnoy founded Barstool Sports in 2003, and continues to be involved with it today. He identifies himself as politically libertarian, and has made numerous appearances on popular platforms such as Tucker Carlson Tonight.
May 23, 2022 Media/Hollywood
American writer and opinion columnist.
Editor of The New York Times Book Review, as well as all New York Times book coverage.
Paul was the host of the Book Review podcast, which is the longest running podcast at the New York Times. In 2011, she was named Children’s Books Editor for the New York Times Book Review.
May 22, 2022 Media/Hollywood
Journalist, author and foreign correspondent.
Formerly a reporter, editor, and columnist for The New York Times.
Cohen has been a vocal critic of numerous regimes in the past such as Iran, Iraq and Serbia. He has received several awards throughout his career, such as the Peter Weitz Prize, the Arthur F. Burns Prize, and an Overseas Press Club Award.
May 21, 2022 Media/Hollywood
President and CEO of The New York Times Company since 2020.
Levien previously served a number of leadership positions within The New York Times. As head of advertising for The New York Times Company, she refocused The New York Times toward digital content and sales in an effort to stem declining advertising revenues.
May 20, 2022 Media/Hollywood
Journalist and editor at The New York Times.
Serves as Deputy Managing Editor, making her one of the highest ranking women in the NYT newsroom.
Blumstein joined The New York Times in 2017 after spending over two decades at The Wall Street Journal. She has reported on General Motors, Detroit, AT&T Corp., China, mergers in the telecommunications industry, and more. Her reporting has won her teams numerous awards and accolades.
May 19, 2022 Media/Hollywood
Academic, macroeconomist and public policy advisor.
University Professor at Columbia University and an SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) advocate for the UN.
Sachs played a key role in transitioning Russia into a capitalist economy following the collapse of the Soviet Union. He is known for his advocacy of neoliberal reforms in a number of formerly communist countries.
May 18, 2022 Finance
American billionaire businessman.
Chairman of BOK Financial corporation.
Kaiser owns the Bank of Oklahoma, Excelerate Energy, as well as a share of the Oklahoma City Thunder, a professional basketball team in the NBA. As of June 2021, his net worth was an estimated 9.9 billion.
May 17, 2022 Business/Wealth, Finance
Former banking executive, lawyer and government official.
The 70th Secretary of the Treasury during Bill Clinton’s presidency.
During his time in the Clinton administration, Robert Rubin served as director of the National Economic Council and played a crucial role in the passing of NAFTA. Aside from government, Rubin also served on the board of directors at Citigroup, and as co-chairman of Goldman-Sachs.
May 16, 2022 Government, Finance
American television and radio host.
Hosted Larry King Live on CNN from 1985 - 2010.
King has received a number of awards, such as two Peabody awards, an Emmy Award and ten Golden Globe Awards. He also hosted more than 50,000 interviews of the course of his career. At the time of his death, his net worth was an estimated $144 million.
May 15, 2022 Media/Hollywood
American inventor and businessman.
Co-founder of Mattel, a multinational toy company.
Handler co-founded Mattel with Harold Matson, who sold out to Elliot soon after founding the company in 1945. Through Mattel, and with his wife Ruth Handler, Elliot developed some of the best-selling toys in American history, such as Barbie, Chatty Cathy, and Hot Wheels.
May 14, 2022 Business/Wealth
Inventor of the Barbie doll.
Former president of toy manufacturer Mattel Inc.
Mattel was co-founded by Handler's husband Elliot, and his partner, Harold Matson.
Ruth's main inspiration for the Barbie Doll was a racy, adult-oriented German doll she found on a trip to Europe named Bild-Lilli.
May 13, 2022 Business/Wealth
The 7th president of the University of Pennsylvania, one of the eight Ivy League Universities in America.
President of the Rockefeller Foundation from 2005 to 2017.
Rodin served at Yale University from 1972 to 1994, after which she was appointed president of the University of Pennsylvania, her alma mater. This made her the first female president of an Ivy League institution, and the first graduate of the University to take on its highest leadership role.
May 12, 2022 Academia
American lawyer and business executive.
Commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1984 to 2014.
As commissioner of the NBA, Stern oversaw the NBA's growth into one of the world's most popular sports. He is credited with developing and broadening the NBA's audience, as well as recruiting more international players.
May 10, 2022 Business/Wealth
British broadcaster and journalist.
The main presenter of Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4 since 2021.
Barnett's father, a businessman named Ian Barnett, became a focal point of national attention in Britain in 2010 when it was revealed he had been running a series of brothels. This news came following reports that a 19 year old girl had been trafficked and forced into working at one of his brothels.
May 10, 2022 Media/Hollywood, Feminism
American literary critic.
Former Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University.
Bloom has been described as "probably the most famous literary critic in the English-speaking world". He has written more than 50 books, which have been translated into over 40 languages. He edited hundreds of anthologies concerning literary and philosophical figures for the Chelsea House publishing firm.
May 10, 2022 Art/Writing
French public intellectual.
One of the leaders of the "Nouveuaux Philosophes", or "New Philosophers" movement.
Lévy's activism, publications, and ideas have been the subject of much controversy. His viewpoints can be broadly described as liberal internationalist, adhering to general tenets of Western liberal philosophy.
Former chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Chairman of Snap Inc., makers of the Snapchat mobile app, since 2017.
In 2019, Lynton was also named as non-executive chairman of Warner Music Group. He originally joined Time Warner in 2000 as CEO of AOL Europe, president of AOL International, and president of Time Warner International.
May 10, 2022 Media/Hollywood
American radio and television personality.
Host of The Howard Stern Show.
Stern became America's most fined radio host when the FCC issued fines totaling $2.5 million to station owners for content it deemed inappropriate. He also became one of the highest paid radio figures after signing a deal with Sirius worth $500 million. His books have sold millions of copies, and two entered the New York Times bestsellers list.
American film studio executive.
Former president of production at both New Line Cinema and DreamWorks.
Chairman of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Motion Picture Group.
De Luca has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Picture.
Israeli-born American actress.
With an extensive film career beginning in her teenage years, Portman has received several awards, such as an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and a British Academy Film Award.
American comedian, actor, and filmmaker.
Sandler has an estimated net worth of $420 million, having starred in numerous smash-hit movies, such as The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy, Mr Deeds, Click, Grown Ups, Just Go With It, and more. He was also a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1995.
May 6, 2022 Media/Hollywood