No. 40: Paul Tollett | Power 100
PAUL TOLLETT, 51
Last Year's Rank: 40
Having built Coachella -- which he started in 1999 -- into the highest-grossing music festival in North America, Tollett pulled off an even more ambitious event in Indio, Calif., that has some likening him to the late Bill Graham. Negotiating a minefield of some of the biggest egos -- and talents -- in rock'n'roll, Tollett brought together Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters for Desert Trip, two weekends of boomer musical bliss in October 2016 that grossed $160.1 million, almost twice that of Coachella's $85 million box office in 2015.