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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.

Items include everything from Martha Stewart to Orville Wright.

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)

Hugh Hefner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Hugh Marston Hefner is an American magazine publisher, businessman, and a well-known playboy. This Chicago, Illinois native is a former journalist for Esquire and WWII veteran but is best known ...more

Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Martha Helen Stewart is an American businesswoman, writer, and television personality. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she has gained success through a variety of business ...more

Stan Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Stan Lee was an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. In collaboration with several artists, ...more

Crispin Glover is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Crispin Hellion Glover is an American film actor, director, screenwriter, recording artist, publisher, and author. Glover is known for portraying eccentric people on screen such as George McFly ...more

Andrew Breitbart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Andrew James Breitbart was an American conservative publisher, commentator for The Washington Times, author, and occasional guest commentator on various news programs, who served as an editor ...more

Frederick Douglass is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, orator, abolitionist, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining ...more

William Randolph Hearst is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Publishers
William Randolph Hearst was an American newspaper publisher who built the nation's largest newspaper chain and whose methods profoundly influenced American journalism. Hearst entered the ...more

Larry Flynt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Larry Claxton Flynt, Jr. is an American publisher and the president of Larry Flynt Publications. In 2003, Arena magazine listed him at No. 1 on the "50 Powerful People in Porn" list. ...more

Orville Wright is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Publishers

Markos Moulitsas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, often known by his username and former military nickname "Kos", is the founder and publisher of Daily Kos, a blog focusing on liberal and Democratic ...more

Wilbur Wright is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912) was the older of the two Wright brothers (the other being Orville), two Americans credited with inventing and building the world's first successful ...more

Robert Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Ian Robert Maxwell, MC was a Czechoslovakian-born British media proprietor and Member of Parliament. He rose from poverty to build an extensive publishing empire. His death revealed huge ...more

Chuck D is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, better known by his stage name Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer. He helped create politically and socially conscious rap music in the mid-1980s as ...more

Malcolm Forbes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes was an American entrepreneur most prominently known as the publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B. C. Forbes. He was known as an avid promoter of ...more

Dan DiDio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Dan DiDio is an American writer, editor, and publisher who has worked in the television and comic book industries. He is currently the Co-Publisher of DC Comics, along with Jim Lee. Wizard ...more

Wallace Thurman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Wallace Henry Thurman was an American novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance. He also wrote essays, worked as an editor, and was a publisher of short-lived newspapers and literary ...more

Marcus Garvey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH, was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism ...more

Drew Curtis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Drew Curtis is the founder and an administrator of Fark.com, an Internet news aggregator. He is also the author of It's Not News, It's FARK: How Mass Media Tries to Pass off Crap as News in May ...more

Pierre de Beaumarchais is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was a French playwright, watchmaker, inventor, musician, diplomat, fugitive, spy, publisher, horticulturalist, arms dealer, satirist, financier, and ...more

Dasari Narayana Rao is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Dasari Narayana Rao, is an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Bollywood films. He has directed about 150 films, produced 53 films and worked in more ...more

Monteiro Lobato is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Monteiro Lobato is a novelist, writer, journalist, and publisher.

Joseph Pulitzer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Joseph Pulitzer, born Pulitzer József, was a Hungarian-born American newspaper publisher of the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the New York World. Pulitzer introduced the techniques of ...more

Howard Roffman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Howard Roffman is an American lawyer and marketing executive, best known for his work on the Star Wars franchise as the head of Licensing at Lucasfilm. He is also a photographer, known for a ...more

Jim Lee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Jim Lee is a Korean American comic book artist, writer, editor, and publisher. He entered the industry in 1987 as an artist for Marvel Comics, illustrating titles such as Alpha Flight and The ...more

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar CIE, born Ishwar Chandra Bandopadhyay, was an Indian Bengali polymath and a key figure of the Bengal Renaissance. He was a philosopher, academic educator, writer, ...more