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List of famous publishers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top publishers in the world? This includes the most prominent publishers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable publishers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic publishers 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 publishers.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known publishers to the lesser known publishers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the publisher field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous publishers ever?" and "What are the names of famous publishers?" then you're in the right place. (746 items)
Hugh Hefner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Publishers
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Hugh Marston Hefner is an American adult magazine publisher, businessman, and a well-known playboy. This Chicago, Illinois native is a former journalist for Esquire and World War II veteran but is best known for being the founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises. A self-made ...more

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Age: 91

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Editor, Publisher, Businessperson, Journalist Entrepreneur, + more

Credits: The House Bunny, Beverly Hills Cop II, Bettie Page Reveals All, The Girls Next Door

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Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Publishers
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Martha Helen Stewart is an American businesswoman, writer, and television personality. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she has gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and electronic commerce. She has written numerous ...more

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Age: 75

Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Business magnate, Publisher, Television producer, Stock broker Author, + more

Credits: Men in Black II, Martha Stewart Living, Martha, Martha Stewart's Holiday Open House

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Stan Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Publishers
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Stan Lee is an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. In collaboration with several artists, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, ...more

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Age: 94

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Comic book creator, Editor, Television Show Host, Publisher Business executive, + more

Credits: Iron Man, Spider-Man, Iron Man 3, Spider-Man 2

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Crispin Glover is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Publishers
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Crispin Hellion Glover is an American film actor, director, screenwriter, recording artist, publisher, and author. Glover is known for portraying eccentric people on screen such as George McFly in Back to the Future, Layne in River's Edge, unfriendly recluse Rubin Farr in Rubin and Ed, Andy Warhol ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Publisher, Screenwriter, Author, Actor Music artist, + more

Credits: Back to the Future, Alice in Wonderland, Dead Man, 9

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Andrew Breitbart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Publishers
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Andrew James Breitbart was an American conservative publisher, commentator for The Washington Times, author, and occasional guest commentator on various news programs, who served as an editor for the Drudge Report website. He was a researcher for Arianna Huffington, during which time he played a ...more

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Age: Died at 43 (1969-2012)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States 90731, + more

Profession: Editor, Commentator, Publisher, Journalist Entrepreneur, + more

Credits: Michael Moore Hates America

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Frederick Douglass is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Publishers
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Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, orator, abolitionist, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to ...more

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Birthplace: Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Statesman, Publisher, Orator, Author Writer

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#75 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

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William Randolph Hearst is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Publishers
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William Randolph Hearst was an American newspaper publisher who built the nation's largest newspaper chain and whose methods profoundly influenced American journalism. Hearst entered the publishing business in 1887 after taking control of The San Francisco Examiner from his father. Moving to New ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1863-1951)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Profession: Publisher, Politician, Film Producer

Credits: White Shadows in the South Seas, The Flaming Forest, Gabriel Over the White House, Adam and Eva The Patsy, + more

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Larry Flynt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Publishers
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Larry Claxton Flynt, Jr. is an American publisher and the president of Larry Flynt Publications. In 2003, Arena magazine listed him at No. 1 on the "50 Powerful People in Porn" list. LFP mainly produces sexually graphic videos and magazines, most notably Hustler. Flynt has fought several prominent ...more

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Age: 74

Birthplace: Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Publisher, Businessperson, Film Producer

Credits: The People vs. Larry Flynt, Wadd: The Life & Times of John C. Holmes, Who's Nailin' Paylin?, Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle Sex: The Revolution, + more

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