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Publisher and Editor in Chief, The New Republic, 30

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Designer/Businessman, 51

After 16 stellar years at the creative helm of Louis Vuitton, Jacobs parted ways with the company to focus on the IPO of his own brand. Two high-profile campaigns with Miley Cyrus and Jessica Lange are already foreshadowing an exciting new era for the designer as his empire continues to expand.

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Screenwriter/Activist/Producer, 39

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Designer/Businessman, 52

Proof that Ford is entering the realm of pop culture: Jay Z gave him more than a name-check on his latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail; he wrote an entire song about him (highlight: “I don’t pop molly, I rock Tom Ford”). Ford returned the favor with a fall collection echoing the rapper’s lyrics. Meanwhile, the launch of his new men’s grooming line last year was a success.

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Statistician/Journalist, 36

Silver’s announcement that he would leave The New York Times and join ESPN, bringing his FiveThirtyEight blog with him and becoming its editor in chief, caused shockwaves. The new site’s focus is “data journalism,” according to Silver, and will cover sports stats, of course, along with predictions on anything else that strikes his fancy—from politics and social causes to science and Mexican food.

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TV Host/Author/Financial Advisor/Entrepreneur, 62

It seems there’s no financial problem Orman can’t solve. As the author of 10 books on success, the host of her own television program, and Oprah’s favorite financial advisor, she is the voice and face of financial stability, helping many Americans pay off their debts. Of course, while they’re paying, she’s making millions on common sense and sticking to her guns.

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Founder and Managing Editor, TMZ, 63

As founder, executive producer, and managing editor of TMZ both online and on TV, Levin continues to break ground in celebrity gossip. Last year, he was responsible for Alec Baldwin’s shame spiral after Levin reported the actor used a homophobic slur. While he makes life for celebrities difficult, he delights fans who feed on the latest Lindsay Lohan or Justin Bieber updates.

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Editorial Director, People & Entertainment Weekly, 48
With major shakeups at Time Inc. as it prepares to spin off from parent company Time Warner, Cagle assumed the editorial director mantle at People magazine, one of the top-selling magazines in the United States, while also maintaining his influence at Entertainment Weekly, where he’s been editor since 2009. One of his first big decisions? No more celebrity baby photos from the paparazzi.

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Film and Theater Producer, 55

In 11 years, Rudin has earned an astounding eight Best Picture Oscar nominations. He’s also one of 12 people in history to EGOT, scoring Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. We’re happy that the entertainment kingmaker is continuing his good-taste reign on Broadway and in Hollywood.

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Basketball Player, 23

Standing 6-foot-8, Griner is an intimidating figure on the court playing for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. Publicly discussing her sexual orientation hasn’t hurt her endorsement deals — she’s even modeled male clothes for Nike — and she continues to be an inspiration for a new generation of young women.

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