Boxing 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. Here are also famous female promoters (with Sharon Osbourne) and famous male tour promoters. 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.

Suge Knight and Don King are only the beginning of the people on this list of entertainment promoters. Featuring boxing promoters, concert promoters, rap music promoters, wrestling promoters, club promoters, and more, this list has it all! 

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. 

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Don King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Don King age 86 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 ...more

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Suge Knight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Suge Knight age 52 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 ...more

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Sharon Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Sharon Osbourne age 65 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 ...more

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Vince McMahon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Vince McMahon age 72 Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon is an American professional wrestling promoter, former announcer, commentator, film producer, actor, and occasional professional wrestler currently ...more

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Marek Lieberberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Marek Lieberberg age 71 Marek Lieberberg is a German music event promoter. In 2013, he won the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the European Festivals Awards.

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Raymond Gubbay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Raymond Gubbay age 72 Raymond Gubbay, CBE is a classical music promoter and impresario based in London. The programme to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his starting out as a promoter says that, after arranging ...more

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Leigh Bowery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Leigh Bowery Died at 33 (1961-1994) 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 ...more

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Bob Neal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Bob Neal Died at 67 (1916-1983) Bob Neal was an American sportscaster who worked primarily in Cleveland, Ohio. He broadcast the Cleveland Indians on radio 1957–1961 and 1965–1972, and on television 1952–1953 and 1962–1964. He ...more

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Jeff Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Jeff Jarrett age 50 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, ...more

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Michael Blakey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Michael Blakey age 59 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 ...more

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Rachel Uchitel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Rachel Uchitel age 43 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 ...more

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Verne Gagne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Verne Gagne age 92 Laverne Clarence "Verne" Gagne, is a retired American professional wrestler, football player, and professional wrestling trainer and promoter. He was the former owner/promoter of the ...more

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P. T. Barnum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Promoters
P. T. Barnum Died at 81 (1810-1891) Phineas Taylor "P. T." Barnum was an American showman and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Although Barnum was ...more

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Chael Sonnen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Chael Sonnen age 40 Chael Patrick Sonnen is an American former mixed martial artist who last competed in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Sonnen failed three drug tests in his ...more

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Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Paul Wall age 37 Paul Michael Slayton, better known by his stage name Paul Wall, is an American rapper. He is currently affiliated with Swishahouse Records, having released several albums under the label as well ...more

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Dana White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Dana White age 48 Dana Frederick White, Jr. is an American businessman, entrepreneur, actor and the President of the mixed martial arts organization Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Bill Graham is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Bill Graham Died at 60 (1931-1991) Bill Graham was an American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash. He fled from Germany and, in 1941, from France to escape the ...more

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Anastas Mikoyan Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Anastas Mikoyan Jr. age 66 Stas Namin – Soviet and Russian musician, composer and producer, artist and photographer, theatre and movie director, founder and leader of The Flowers rock-band; founder, producer of Gorky Park ...more

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James Barrier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Promoters
James Barrier Died at 55 (1953-2008) James "Buffalo Jim" Barrier, born in Buffalo, New York, was a local wrestling promoter in Las Vegas. His legal struggle with business owner and landlord Frederick "Rick" ...more

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Antonio Inoki is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Antonio Inoki age 75 Muhammad Hussain Inoki is a Japanese professional wrestling promoter, politician, retired professional wrestler and mixed martial artist best known by the ring name Antonio Inoki. Also known as ...more

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Eddie Graham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Eddie Graham Died at 55 (1930-1985) Edward F. Gossett, better known as Eddie Graham, was an American professional wrestler. He was also the promoter and booker for Championship Wrestling from Florida and President of the NWA in ...more

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Bill Veeck is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Bill Veeck Died at 72 (1914-1986) William Louis "Bill" Veeck, Jr., also known as "Sport Shirt Bill", was a native of Chicago, Illinois, and a franchise owner and promoter in Major League Baseball. Veeck was ...more

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Terry Knight is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Terry Knight Died at 61 (1943-2004) Terry Knight, born Richard Terrance Knapp, was an American rock and roll music producer, promoter, singer, songwriter and radio personality, who enjoyed some success in radio, modest success as ...more

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Jackie Stallone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Jackie Stallone age 96 Jacqueline Frances "Jackie" Stallone is an American astrologer, former dancer, and promoter of women's wrestling. She is the mother of the actor Sylvester Stallone and singer Frank ...more

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Larry Tee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Larry Tee age 58 Larry Tee is a New York City-based DJ, club promoter, and music producer who coined the musical genre term electroclash and helped launch the careers of such artists as RuPaul, Scissor Sisters, ...more

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Shawn Pettus-Brown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Shawn Pettus-Brown age 41 Shawn Pettus-Brown is an entrepreneur, film producer, actor and basketball player.

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Henry Perky is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Henry Perky Died at 63 (1843-1906) Henry Drushel Perky was a lawyer, businessman, promoter and inventor. Perky is the inventor of shredded wheat.

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Jimmy Van M is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Jimmy Van M Jimmy Van M is a DJ of progressive house and downtempo music. He was a large part of the "Delta Heavy Tour" with Sasha & John Digweed, in addition to performing with many other ...more

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Harvey Goldsmith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Harvey Goldsmith age 72 Harvey Goldsmith CBE is an English performing arts promoter. He is best known as promoter of rock concerts, charity concerts, television broadcasts for the Prince's Trust and more recently the ...more

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Jason Strauss is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Jason Strauss age 43 Jason Strauss was born in New York and is the co-owner and co-founder of marketing firm Strategic Group, a marketing, promotions, and special events company. He is also co-owner and co-founder ...more

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Allen Stanford is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Allen Stanford age 68 Robert Allen Stanford is a former prominent financier and sponsor of professional sports who is serving a 110-year prison sentence, having been convicted of charges that his investment company ...more

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Vijay Mallya is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Vijay Mallya age 72 Vijay Mallya is an Indian businessman and politician. The son of businessman Vittal Mallya, he is the chairman of the UB Group, an Indian conglomerate with interests in beverage alcohol, ...more

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Juanita More is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Juanita More Juanita More is a US based drag queen most known for her cutting edge couture, and high Fashion.  A tireless fundraiser, and party queen - producing the hottess San Francisco party the city ...more

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Chet Helms is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Chet Helms Died at 63 (1942-2005) Chester Leo "Chet" Helms, often called the father of San Francisco's 1967 "Summer of Love", was a music promoter and a cultural figure in San Francisco during its hippie ...more

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Jerry Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Jerry Jarrett age 75 Jerry W. Jarrett is an American promoter and former professional wrestler, and the father of wrestler Jeff Jarrett. He is the co-founder and former part-owner of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ...more

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Ali Jacko is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Ali Jacko age 48 Abdul Ali, best known as Ali Jacko, is an English former professional kickboxer who held world titles in the lightweight division. He also ran JKO Productions, which was part of the kickboxing ...more

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Fritz Rau is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Fritz Rau Died at 83 (1930-2013) Fritz Rau was a German music promoter, who was influential in the development of the appreciation of jazz and blues music in Europe in the 1950s and 1960s, and has since been a leading promoter ...more

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Ultra Naté is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Ultra Naté age 50 Ultra Naté is an American house and dance-pop musician who has achieved success on the pop charts with songs such as "Free" and "If You Could Read My Mind", as part of ...more

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Brent Bolthouse is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Brent Bolthouse age 48 Brent Bolthouse is an American entrepreneur, event producer, DJ, and photographer. He has appeared on MTV's The Hills.

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Alex Sedano is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Promoters
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Shabtai Kalmanovich is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Shabtai Kalmanovich Died at 62 (1947-2009) Shabtai Kalmanovich, alternatively spelled Shabtai Kalmanovic, was a KGB spy, who later became known in Russia as a successful businessman, concert promoter and basketball sponsor.

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Michael Cohl is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Michael Cohl age 70 Michael Cohl is a Canadian concert promoter, theatrical producer and touring impresario. He is the former Chairman of Live Nation, the largest live entertainment company in the world. Cohl now ...more

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Jimmy Velvit is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Jimmy Velvit Died at 50 (1941-1991) Jimmy Velvit is an American rock and roll singer, who began his career in the 1960s. His real name is James Mullins, originally from Coalgate, Oklahoma, later from Dallas, Texas. He is best ...more

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Ronan O'Rahilly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Ronan O'Rahilly age 77 Ronan O'Rahilly is an Irish businessman best known for the creation of the offshore radio station, Radio Caroline, and the man who convinced George Lazenby to give up the role of British Agent ...more

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Bob Arum is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Bob Arum age 86 Robert "Bob" Arum is an American lawyer, boxing promoter and businessman. He is the founder and CEO of Top Rank, a professional boxing promotion company based in Las Vegas. He also ...more

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Ricky Hatton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Ricky Hatton age 39 Richard John "Ricky" Hatton, MBE is an English former professional boxer who is also a boxing promoter. He is a former WBA, IBF, IBO and The Ring Light Welterweight Champion, and WBA ...more

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Frank Landers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Frank Landers Frank Landers - Is an American martial arts practitioner, promoter, author, teacher and founder of the Seishindo Kenpo system. Landers is also an accomplished music producer, having produced ...more

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Barry Hearn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Barry Hearn age 69 Barry Hearn is an English accountant, sporting events promoter, and the founder and chairman of promotions company Matchroom Sport. Through Matchroom, Hearn is also involved in many other ...more

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George Wein is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Promoters
George Wein age 92 George Wein is an American jazz promoter and producer who has been called "the most famous jazz impresario" and "the most important non-player... in jazz history". He is the ...more

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Brett Vincent is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Promoters
Brett Vincent age 39 Brett Vincent is a comedy manager, agent and promoter in the UK. He is currently the agent for Australian comedian Jim Jeffries, Glenn Wool, Pete Johansson & Carl Donnelly. He also invented ...more