READ List of Famous Publishers

23.9k views 746 items

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
Photo:  Charley Gallay/Getty Images

Hugh Marston Hefner is an American adult magazine publisher, businessman, and a well-known playboy. This Chicago, Illinois native is a former journalist for Esquire and World War II veteran but is best known for being the founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises. A self-made millionaire, he is now worth over 43 million dollars. Hefner is also a political activist and philanthropist active in several causes and public issues. ...more

Also Ranked

#10 on Fictional Characters Named Hugh

see more on Hugh Hefner
Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Photo:  John Lamparski/Getty Images

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 ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and electronic commerce. She has written numerous bestselling books, is the publisher of the Martha Stewart Living magazine, and hosted two long-running syndicated television shows, Martha, which ran from 2005 to 2012, and Martha Stewart Living, which ran from 1993 to 2005. In 2004, Stewart was convicted of charges related to the ImClone insider trading affair. There was speculation that the incident would effectively end her media empire, ...more

Also Ranked

#79 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#26 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#32 on The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

#86 on The Celebrities You Most Want To See Play Survivor

see more on Martha Stewart
Stan Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Photo: Freebase/CC-BY-SA-2.0

Stan Lee is 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, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, and many other fictional characters, introducing complex, naturalistic characters and a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. In addition, he headed the first major successful challenge to the industry's censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, and forced it to reform its policies. Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small ...more

Also Ranked

#65 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#6 on The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever

#56 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

see more on Stan Lee
Crispin Glover is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Publishers
Photo:  Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

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 in Back to the Future, Layne in River's Edge, unfriendly recluse Rubin Farr in Rubin and Ed, Andy Warhol in The Doors, the "Thin Man" in the big screen adaptation of Charlie's Angels and its sequel, Willard Stiles in the Willard remake, The Knave of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, Phil in Hot Tub Time Machine, and as a Willy Wonka parody in Epic Movie. He is also the voice of Fifi in the Open Season franchise and appeared in the screen adaption of the Elmore Leonard novel Freaky Deaky. He played a ...more

Also Ranked

#12 on Celebrities with the Weirdest Middle Names

#5 on 35 Actors Who Are Creepy No Matter Who They Play

#4 on Actors Who Could Replace Jared Leto as the Joker

see more on Crispin Glover