How much is Ari Emanuel worth?
American businessman Ari Emanuel as accumulated a net worth of $65 million. He is presently the Co-CEO of the popular talent agency, William Morris Endeavor. The talent agency is one of the biggest of its kind in the United States and represents people from several fields such as Hollywood, music, television and theatre. He was the founder of Endeavor Talent Agency and was influential in the merger of his company with the William Morris Agency in 2009. He is regarded to be an influential talent manager in Hollywood.
The millionaire began his professional life working for Ronnie Lantz, the talent agent for people like James Baldwin, William Rehnquist and Bette Davis. He also held positions at ICM Partners and was a staff at Creative Artists Agency. By 1995, he had become a senior agent at International Creative Management. He and a group of agents left the company and founded Endeavor Talent Agency. Within a short time, he began attracting clients and soon earned his first million. In 2009, Emanuel took a big leap when he merged his company with William Morris Agency. The joint company was named William Morris Endeavor and has become a top talent agency in the United States. He and Patrick Whitesell are presently the co-CEOs of William Morris Endeavor and have been critically acclaimed following the huge success of their company. They have become two of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. In 2011, Emanuel collaborated with Oliver Luckett and Sean Parker to launch a social media management service, TheAudience. Emanuel has inspired fictional characters in television series such as The Larry Sanders Show and HBO’s Entourage.
Born on March 29, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, his birth name is Ariel Zev Emanuel. He grew up in Wilmette, Illinois. When he was a child, he was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. His brother is the Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of Chicago and former White House Chief of Staff. He attended Macalester College in Minnesota. He has three children with his wife Sarah Hardwick Addington.
Emanuel has also actively pursued philanthropic activities in art. He was a trustee of Los Angeles based P.S. Arts and has been a board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles since 2012. He has shown his support for the Democratic Party by hosting different fundraisers.