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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)
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Aberjhani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Born in the United States, Aberjhani was educated at several American colleges according to his posted CVs and served in the U.S. Air Force and Reserves for almost a decade. His writing career ...more
Georges Clémenceau is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Georges Benjamin Clemenceau was a French statesman who led the nation in the First World War. A leader of the Radical Party, he played a central role in politics during the Third Republic. ...more
John H. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Publishers
John Harold Johnson was an American businessman and publisher. He was the founder of the Johnson Publishing Company. In 1982, he became the first African American to appear on the Forbes 400.
Al Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Alvin "Al" Goldstein was an American pornographer. He was described as "a cartoonishly vituperative amalgam of borscht belt comic, free-range social critic and sex-obsessed loser ...more
Jann Wenner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Jann Simon Wenner is the co-founder and publisher of the popular culture biweekly Rolling Stone, as well as the current owner of Men's Journal and Us Weekly magazines.
Steve Forbes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Malcolm Stevenson "Steve" Forbes, Jr. is an American publishing executive who was twice a candidate for the nomination of the Republican Party for president. He is the editor-in-chief ...more
Mark Lund is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Mark Ashton Lund is a writer, publisher, and television analyst who covers figure skating. He is also a film producer. He is the author of Frozen Assets, and was formerly the publisher of ...more
Jack T. Chick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Jack Thomas Chick is an American publisher, writer, and comic book artist of evangelical fundamentalist Christian tracts and comic books. His comics have been described by Los Angeles magazine ...more
Julius Streicher is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Julius Streicher was a prominent Nazi prior to World War II. He was the founder and publisher of Der Stürmer newspaper, which became a central element of the Nazi propaganda machine. His ...more
Mortimer Zuckerman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Mortimer Benjamin "Mort" Zuckerman is a Canadian-born American media proprietor, magazine editor, and investor. He is the co-founder, executive chairman and former CEO of Boston ...more
Marcel Schlutt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Marcel Schlutt is a German fashion model, photographer and columnist. He came to prominence as a television presenter and adult-film actor in gay pornography in the early 2000s.
Yuri Galanskov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Yuri Timofeyevich Galanskov Russian: Юрий Тимофеевич Галансков was a Russian poet, historian, human rights activist and dissident. For his political activities, such as founding and editing ...more
Richard Elfman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Richard "Rick" Elfman, is an American film actor, director, producer, screenwriter, author, and magazine publisher. He is the son of novelist Blossom Elfman and the brother of composer
Frank Steunenberg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Frank Steunenberg was the fourth Governor of the State of Idaho, serving from 1897 until 1901. He is perhaps best known for his 1905 assassination by one-time union member Harry Orchard, who was ...more
Althea Flynt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Althea Flynt was the fourth wife of Larry Flynt and the co-publisher of Flynt's pornography magazine, Hustler.
Peter Cole is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Peter Cole is an American Jewish poet who lives in Jerusalem and New Haven.
Judson Crews is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Judson Crews was an American poet, bookseller and small press publisher. Crews was born and raised in Waco, Texas. He first opened his Motive Bookshop and issued his first Motive Press ...more
Cathleen Black is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Cathleen Prunty "Cathie" Black is a former New York City Schools Chancellor. On April 7, 2011, Black stepped down from her position after 95 days on the job. Her appointment to replace ...more
Stanley Foster Reed is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Stanley Foster Reed was an entrepreneur, inventor, and publisher who founded Reed Research Inc. in 1940, “Mergers & Acquisitions” journal in 1965, and “Campaigns & Elections” magazine in
Bennett Cerf is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Bennett Alfred Cerf was an American publisher, one of the founders of American publishing firm Random House. Cerf was also known for his own compilations of jokes and puns, for regular personal ...more
Ahmet Zappa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Ahmet Zappa
Ahmet Emuukha Rodan Zappa is an American writer, producer, and publisher.
Frederik Pohl is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Frederik George Pohl, Jr. was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning more than seventy-five years—from his first published work, the 1937 poem "Elegy to ...more
Rocky Williform is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Rocky De Aire Williform is an American entrepreneur, software engineer, investor, and political activist. He is the founder of MixP3, the digital music streaming service, where he also serves as ...more
Robert B. Sherman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Robert Bernard Sherman was an American songwriter who specialized in musical films with his brother Richard Morton Sherman. Some of the Sherman Brothers' best known songs were incorporated into ...more
Dan Poynter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Dan Poynter is an American author, consultant, publisher, professional speaker and parachute designer. Since 1969, he has written more than 130 books, many reports, and more than 800 magazine ...more