MICHAEL RAPINO, 50

PRESIDENT/CEO, LIVE NATION

LAST YEAR'S RANK: 2

Michael Rapino felt it coming 30 years ago. That is when, at age 20, the Thunder Bay, Ontario, native booked his first artist, Jeff Healey, and realized that what he loved most about music wasn't million-selling records but "those magical two hours" -- the live show.

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