DENNIS ARFA, 66
CEO, Artist Group International
Last Year's Rank: 48
Arfa's marquee client Billy Joel recently sold out the 32nd show of his monthly Madison Square Garden residency, and the 30 shows he played nationally in 2015 -- including a headlining gig at Bonnaroo -- raked in $68.4 million. Arfa runs one of the biggest independent booking agencies, which also represents Neil Young, Rush -- its North American tour grossed $35 million -- and Linkin Park, which staged five sold-out concerts in China. "The name of the game," he says, "is to represent stars globally."