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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 King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Promoters
age 87
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
age 53
Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight Jr. (born April 19, 1965) is an American record producer, music executive, former American football player[2] and convicted felon. He is best known as the ...more
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Sharon Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Promoters
age 66
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
age 73
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 72
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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
age 51
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
age 60
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
age 44
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
age 93
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
Dec. 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
age 41
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
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
age 49
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
Dec. 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
age 67
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
Dec. 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
age 76
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 97
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
age 59
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