JAY MARCIANO, 61
COO, Anschutz Entertainment Group; Chairman, AEG Live
Last Year’s Rank: 19
Under Marciano, AEG Live, the largest festival producer in North America, reported grosses totaling $1 billion, up from $923 million in 2014. The company also handled Taylor Swift's 1989 Tour — the year's biggest, with a $217 million gross — and huge runs from The Rolling Stones ($131 million), Kenny Chesney ($114 million), Shania Twain ($65 million) and the second year of Eric Church's Outsiders Tour ($30 million). Although he's got The Stones and another top-shelf act, Carrie Underwood, on the road in 2016 as insurance, Marciano likens touring to the recording business. "If you have a hit tour, it's fantastic. If it's not, you're losing money."