President and Chief Executive
Live Nation Entertainment
Michael Rapino is president and chief executive of Live Nation Entertainment. He has been in the position since 2005, helping build the company into a global live music brand with operations in more than 40 countries and annual revenue exceeding $10 billion. The company issues nearly 500 million tickets each year, promotes nearly 30,000 events and manages the careers of more than 500-plus artists. Rapino in December inked a deal valued at $9 million plus stock to renew his contract for another five years. The executive led a number of acquisitions for the company last year, including the purchase of Salt Lake City-based United Concerts, Napa’s Bottlerock Festival and Blue Note Entertainment in Israel.