- Age: 39
As founder and CEO of Relativity Media, Ryan Kavanaugh has made a name for himself as the “Billion Dollar Producer.” After getting his start in Hollywood by funneling money from Wall St. to Universal and Sony before founding his own studio, Relativity. Throughout
his career, he’s financed more than 200 films that earned a combined total of more than $17 billion. His “Moneyball” model of film finance involves producing a number of independent films that cost relatively nothing to produce (as far as Hollywood budgets go) – but that clean up at the box office. Recent hits that follow his unique financing model include Limitless, The Fighter, Mirror Mirror and Safe Haven.
Today, Kavanaugh enjoys the company of major movie stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper (who both helped throw his bachelor party) and a net worth of $1 billion.