40. PAUL TOLLETT, 50

President/CEO, Goldenvoice Entertainment

Last year's rank: 47

With parent company AEG Live building a portfolio of festivals that now ­numbers 30, Tollett's stock has risen. His résumé includes Coachella, which grossed $84.2 million in 2015, and Stagecoach ($21.8 ­million) -- evidence that Tollett has cracked the code on curating multistage events.

 

41. JOHN BRANCA, 65

Partner, Ziffren Brittenham

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