No. 57: Rich Riley | Power 100

Rich Riley, CEO, Shazam Entertainment



CEO, Shazam Entertainment
Last Year's Rank: 57

The song-identification app had a record year, ­zooming from 86 million active users per month in 2014 to 120 million, and ­officially became a "unicorn," one of the rare privately held ­companies valued at $1 ­billion or more. Riley says it's just the beginning. The executive, who lives in New Canaan, Conn., with his wife and four children, points to recent brand ­partnerships with Target and Nike, among others. Customers can now "Shazam" a TV ad or learn more about a store's soundtrack. A recent campaign with Showtime even encouraged using the app on any $1, $5 or $20 bill to unlock exclusive content from the series Billions.