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No. 51: Dennis Arfa | Power 100

Dennis Arfa, CEO, Artist Group International

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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."