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CEO, Gawker Media, 47

With old media getting savvier and BuzzFeed on the rise, Denton has seen his digital media empire threatened once again by powerful adversaries. A lawsuit by Quentin Tarantino against Gawker Media for copyright infringement is publicity that would have burnished the upstart’s cheeky reputation in the past, but it’s getting more and more difficult to outrun the competition.

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Managing Partners, CAA, 53/55

They have the biggest clients in Hollywood — including Clooney, Madonna, Kidman, and Oprah — so of course their power is immense. Lourd also serves as director of Barry Diller’s IAC, which oversees a huge portfolio of websites (including some that dictate your dating life). Both Huvane and Lourd are important supporters of amfAR.

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Philanthropist, 60

After inventing an impressive computer program, Tim Gill turned a $2,000 loan from his parents into a megafortune. Afterward, Gill threw himself into philanthropy, creating the Gill Foundation in 1994. Since then, the organization has donated hundreds of millions to nonprofits, advocating for the LGBT community and those affected by AIDS.

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Musician, 25

The singer-songwriter was named one of Time’s Most Influential People of the Year last year, but he’s since taken a step back from performing after a vocal cord injury. Luckily, his collaborations with power couple Jay Z (“Oceans”) and Beyoncé (“Superpower”) have kept him firmly grounded in the musical landscape. His follow-up to the Grammy-winning Channel Orange is slated for a late summer release.

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Film Producer, 28
The bisexual daughter of Larry Ellison (the fifth richest man in the world) is becoming a Hollywood powerhouse, having financed a string of critical hits, including the Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal film Zero Dark Thirty. This year, she became the first woman and the fourth person ever to receive two best picture Academy Award nominations in the same year, for her work with American Hustle and Her.

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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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