List of Famous Promoters People

List of Famous Promoters

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List of famous promoters, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top promoters in the world? This includes the most prominent promoters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable promoters is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic promoters were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned promoters.

Michael Blakey and Don King are only the beginning of the people on this list.

From reputable, prominent, and well known promoters to the lesser known promoters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the promoter field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous promoters ever?" and "What are the names of famous promoters?" then you're in the right place. (92 items)
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    Don King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Promoters
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    Donald "Don" King is an American boxing promoter whose career highlights include promoting "The Rumble in the Jungle" and the "Thrilla in Manila". King has promoted some of the most prominent names in boxing, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Evander ...more

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    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Promoter, Actor
    • Credits: When We Were Kings, The Devil's Advocate, Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee, Holyfield vs. Tyson II
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    Suge Knight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Promoters
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    Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight, Jr. is a former American record producer and music executive. He is the founder and CEO of Black Kapital Records and co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records. Death Row Records rose to dominate the rap charts after Dr. Dre's breakthrough album The Chronic in 1992. After ...more

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    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Bodyguard, Promoter, American football player
    • Credits: Biggie and Tupac, Inside Death Row, Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel, Welcome to Death Row
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    Sharon Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Promoters
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    Sharon Rachel Osbourne is an English television host, media personality, television talent competition judge, author, music manager, businesswoman, and promoter, and the wife of heavy metal singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne. She first came into public prominence after appearing in The Osbournes, a reality ...more

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    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Brixton, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Promoter, Film Producer, Talent manager, + more
    • Credits: The Talk, The X Factor, The Sharon Osbourne Show, America's Got Talent
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    Vince McMahon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Promoters
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    Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon is an American professional wrestling promoter, former announcer, commentator, film producer, actor, and occasional professional wrestler currently serving as majority owner, Chairman, and CEO of Stamford, Connecticut-based professional wrestling promotion World Wrestling ...more

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    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Pinehurst, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Wrestling Promoter, Announcer, Wrestler, Television producer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: WWF Raw, The Scorpion King, The Rundown, WWE Smackdown!
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    Leigh Bowery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Promoters
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    Leigh Bowery was an Australian performance artist, club promoter, actor, pop star, model, and fashion designer, based in London. Bowery is considered one of the more influential figures in the 1980s and 1990s London and New York City art and fashion circles influencing a generation of artists and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1961-1994)
    • Birthplace: Sunshine, Australia
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Promoter, Model, Actor
    • Credits: Hail the New Puritan
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    Jeff Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Promoters
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    Jeffrey Leonard "Jeff" Jarrett is an American professional wrestler, wrestling promoter and founder of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, which he co-founded along with his father, Jerry, and more recently, Global Force Wrestling. He is well-known from his multiple runs in World Championship Wrestling and ...more

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    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Wrestler, Promoter, Actor
    • Credits: Spring Breakers, WWF Raw, WWA: The Inception, Fully Loaded
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    Michael Blakey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Promoters
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    Michael Blakey is a record producer, composer, musician, arranger, songwriter and artist manager. Blakey has either produced musical tracks or worked as a musician for a number of notable artists and performers, including: Engelbert Humperdinck, Luther Vandross, Gloria Gaynor, Tears for Fears, Dire ...more

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    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Beavis and Butt-head Do America, Le Concert, Music For One Apartment And Six Drummers, Wall to Wall Records, Going Off Big Time
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    Rachel Uchitel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Promoters
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    Rachel Uchitel is an American nightclub manager, hostess, and TV correspondent. She first encountered publicity when, following the September 11 attacks, a photo of her holding a picture of her fiancé, who worked in the World Trade Center, was published by the New York Post and circulated worldwide. She ...more

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    • Age: 40
    • Profession: Promoter
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