JOHN SYKES, 60
President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia
Last Year's Rank: 29
iHeartRadio had its best ratings in 10 years, says Poleman, up 7 percent with listeners 12 and older -- it reaches a total weekly audience of about 110 million -- compared with the industry average of 3 percent. The programming chief, who also co-produces iHeart's many live and TV events with the well-connected Sykes, credits its On the Verge program for helping to break Rachel Platten and X Ambassadors.