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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 King1

    Don King

    Age: 89

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in...  more

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  • Suge Knight2

    BirthplaceLynwood, California, USA

    Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight Jr. (; born April 19, 1965) is an American record producer, music...  more

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  • Sharon Osbourne3

    BirthplaceBrixton, London, United Kingdom

    Sharon Rachel Osbourne (née Levy; born 9 October 1952) is an English media personality,...  more

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  • Vince McMahon4
    Vincent Kennedy McMahon (; born August 24, 1945) is an American professional wrestling...  more

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  • Marek Lieberberg5

    Marek Lieberberg

    Age: 74
    Marek Lieberberg is a German music event promoter. In 2013, he won the 'Lifetime Achievement...  more
  • Raymond Gubbay6

    Raymond Gubbay

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Raymond Gubbay, CBE (born 2 April 1946) is a impresario who has been at the forefront of...  more
  • Leigh Bowery7

    Leigh Bowery

    Dec. at 33 (1961-1994)

    BirthplaceSunshine, Australia

    Leigh Bowery (26 March 1961 – 1 January 1995) was an Australian performance artist, club...  more
  • Bob Neal8

    Bob Neal

    Dec. at 67 (1916-1983)

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee

    Robert "Bob" Neal (1916 – December 29, 1983) was an American sportscaster who worked primarily...  more
  • Jeff Jarrett9
    Jeffrey Leonard Jarrett (born July 14, 1967) is an American professional wrestler,...  more

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  • Michael Blakey10

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

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  • Rachel Uchitel11
    Rachel Uchitel (; born January 29, 1975) is an American nightclub manager, hostess, and TV...  more
  • Verne Gagne12

    BirthplaceRobbinsdale, Minnesota, United States of America

    Laverne Clarence Gagne (; February 26, 1926 – April 27, 2015) was an American professional...  more

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  • P. T. Barnum13

    P. T. Barnum

    Dec. at 81 (1810-1891)

    BirthplaceBethel, Connecticut

    Phineas Taylor Barnum (; July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) was an American showman, politician,...  more

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  • Chael Sonnen14

    BirthplaceMilwaukie, Oregon, United States of America

    Chael Patrick Sonnen (; born April 3, 1977) is an American retired mixed martial artist and...  more
  • Paul Wall15

    Paul Wall

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Paul Michael Slayton (born March 11, 1981), better known by his stage name Paul Wall, is an...  more

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  • Dana White16

    Dana White

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceManchester, Connecticut, United States of America

    Dana Frederick White Jr. (born July 28, 1969) is an American businessman and the current...  more
  • Bill Graham17

    Bill Graham

    Dec. at 60 (1931-1991)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Bill Graham (born Wulf Wolodia Grajonca; January 8, 1931 – October 25, 1991) was a...  more
  • Anastas Mikoyan Jr.18

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Stas Namin is a Russian rock musician and cult figure. He is one of the founders of Russian...  more
  • James Barrier19

    James Barrier

    Dec. at 55 (1953-2008)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    James "Buffalo Jim" Barrier (March 22, 1953 – April 6, 2008), born in Cleveland, Ohio, was a...  more
  • Antonio Inoki20

    BirthplaceYokohama, Japan

    Muhammad Hussain Inoki (Arabic: مُحَمَّد حُسَيْن إينوكي‎, romanized: Muḥammad Ḥusayn ʻIinuki)...  more
  • Eddie Graham21

    Eddie Graham

    Dec. at 55 (1930-1985)

    BirthplaceChattanooga, Tennessee

    Edward F. Gossett (January 15, 1930 – January 21, 1985), better known as Eddie Graham, was an...  more
  • Bill Veeck22

    Bill Veeck

    Dec. at 72 (1914-1986)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    William Louis Veeck Jr. (; February 9, 1914 – January 2, 1986), also known as "Sport Shirt",...  more

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  • Terry Knight23

    Terry Knight

    Dec. at 61 (1943-2004)

    BirthplaceLapeer, Michigan

    Terry Knight (born Richard Terrance Knapp; April 9, 1943 – November 1, 2004) was an American...  more
  • Jackie Stallone24

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Jacqueline Frances Stallone (née Labofish; November 29, 1921 – September 21, 2020) was an...  more

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  • Larry Tee25

    Larry Tee

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    Larry Tee (born October 12, 1959) is a Berlin-based DJ, club promoter, and music producer who...  more