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.
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 Holyfield, Julio César Chávez, Ricardo Mayorga, Andrew Golota, Bernard Hopkins, Félix Trinidad, Roy Jones, Jr. and Marco Antonio Barrera. Almost all of them sued him for defrauding them; King settled most lawsuits for six- to eight-digit pay-offs while managing to avoid a conviction of felony fraud or time in jail. ...more
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 IIsee more on Don King
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 several years of chart successes for artists including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Outlawz and Tha Dogg Pound, Death Row Records stagnated after Knight's incarceration on probation violation charges in September 1996 and went bankrupt in 2006. In February 2015, Knight was charged with murder and attempted murder following a fatal hit-and-run in Compton, California. He pleaded not guilty ...more
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 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 television show that followed her family's daily life. Osbourne later became a talent show judge on shows such as the British and original version of The X Factor, from 2004 to 2007; before returning in 2013, and America's Got Talent from 2007 until 2012. After the success of The Osbournes and The X Factor, hosting her own chat shows and securing advertising contracts, Osbourne was ranked as ...more
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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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 Entertainment. McMahon plays an in-ring character known by the ring name Mr. McMahon, based on his real life persona. He is a two-time world champion, having won the WWF Championship in 1999 and ECW World Championship in 2007. He was also the winner of the 1999 Royal Rumble. McMahon headlined multiple pay-per-view events from 1999 to 2000 and participated in the main event of WrestleMania ...more
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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