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 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 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
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
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
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
American television writer, director, and producer.
Co-creator, showrunner, and writer of the wildly popular Game of Thrones television series.
Weiss's fellow co-creator of Game of Thrones, David Benioff, is also Jewish. The duo first met in college, and have worked on numerous other projects together since.
American director, writer and producer.
Benioff's fellow co-creator of Game of Thrones, D. B. Weiss, is also Jewish. The duo first met in college, and have worked on numerous other projects together since.
American television and film producer.
Cofounder of Brillstein-Grey Entertainment (now Brillstein Entertainment Partners). Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures from 2005 to 2017.
Under Grey's leadership, Paramount finished as No. 1 in global market share in 2011, and as No. 2 domestically in 2008, 2009, and 2010. He also produced eight of Paramount's 10 top-grossing pictures of all time.
May 1, 2022 Media/Hollywood
American film producer.
Credited with pioneering the "Production Code" in Hollywood, a set of industry guidelines for self-censorship later replaced by the MPAA rating system.
Thalberg helped create Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, being made head of production in 1925 and helping MGM become the most successful studio in Hollywood. He has been called by Hollywood's producers the world's "foremost figure in motion-picture history", and was personally mourned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
American stand-up comedian and actress.
Schumer is a cousin of Chuck Schumer, a member of the US Senate. Her career began to take off with the "Inside Amy Schumer" series, premiering on Comedy Central in 2013. She wrote and starred in the 2015 film "Trainwreck", directed by Judd Apatow.
Founder of New Line Cinema, a film production studio owned by Warner Bros Entertainment.
New Line Cinema distributed films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Lord of the Rings. Shaye himself greenlit Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings series, a wildly successful franchise netting nearly $3 billion in total box office across the series.
American business magnate and pioneer of the motion picture industry.
Formed Loew's Theatres and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) film studio.
A few months before Loew's death in 1927, Joseph P. Kennedy invited him to take part in a lecture series at Harvard University on the film industry.
Co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, an American media company.
Mayer became the first Hollywood executive in America to earn a million-dollar salary. He was also the most famous of the studio moguls during the Golden Age of Hollywood. His daughter Edith married William Goetz, another Jewish film mogul who became Vice President of 20th Century Fox.
Polish-American film producer.
Founding contributor and executive of several Hollywood studios.
Goldwyn's namesake film making enterprise, Goldwyn Pictures, was acquired by Marcus Loew in 1924 and merged into Metro Pictures, becoming Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer. Despite it carrying his namesake, Goldwyn never participated in ownership, management, or production at MGM.
Russian-born American film studio executive.
Co-founder of 20th Century Fox.
Schenck founded Twentieth Century Pictures with Darryl Zanuck in 1933, merging it with Fox Film Corporation in 1935. After becoming chairman of the newly formed 20th Century Fox, he was one of the most powerful and influential people in the film business.
American actor and comedian.
Best known as a member of "The Three Stooges", a famous 20th century comedy act.
All of the original Three Stooges - Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard - and some of the later Stooges, such as Shemp Howard and Joe Besser, were also Jewish.
April 22, 2022 Media/Hollywood