PAT CORCORAN, 27
Manager, Chance the Rapper; Haight Brand
Last Year’s Rank: New
DEFINING MOMENT OF 2017: Joined Chance onstage for three Grammy wins, including best new artist — the first with a streaming-only album to receive recognition from The Recording Academy.
FROM COLLEGE TO COLISEUMS: Corcoran, who was still in college when he began managing Chance, guided the rapper through a breakthrough year that included orchestrating, with agent Cara Lewis, headlining slots at major festivals folded into an inaugural arena tour that grossed $15.8 million. “We did it all independently, without Live Nation or AEG giving us a promoter deal,” he says.
BOOK THAT RECENTLY INSPIRED HIM: Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferriss. “It has so many great lessons.”