JESUS LOPEZ, 60
Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Latin America & Iberian Peninsula
Last Year's Rank: 71
Universal Music Latin Entertainment remained the leader in 2015 U.S. Latin album sales with 43.1 percent of the market, led by Juan Gabriel's Los Duo, the top-selling Latin LP of the year. A native of Spain, Lopez oversees 400 artists in 22 countries, including J Balvin, Latin's biggest breakthrough of 2015. He says his focus in 2016 will be forging partnerships that will foster the crossover of Latin music to the United States.