American Mass Media Owners

American mass media owners

  • Alexander Cummings (territorial governor) Alexander Cummings (territorial governor)
    Alexander Cummings was the third Governor of the Territory of Colorado from 1865–1867, serving as a member of the Republican Party.
  • Al Gore Al Gore
    Albert Arnold Gore Jr. is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Gore was Bill Clinton's running mate in their successful campaign in 1992, and the pair were re-elected in 1996.
  • Ángel Ramos (industrialist) Ángel Ramos (industrialist)
    Ángel Ramos was the founder of Telemundo, the second largest Spanish-language television network in the United States.
  • Barbara Cox Anthony Barbara Cox Anthony
    Barbara Blair Cox Anthony was the youngest daughter of James M. Cox, a Democratic governor of Ohio, newspaper publisher and broadcaster.
  • Barry Diller Barry Diller
    Barry Charles Diller is an American businessman, who currently serves as the Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp and Expedia, Inc. and the media executive responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company and USA Broadcasting.
  • B. J. Palmer B. J. Palmer
    Bartlett Joshua Palmer, born in What Cheer, Iowa, was the son of Daniel David Palmer, the founder of chiropractic, and became known as the "Developer" of chiropractic.
  • Brent Redstone
    Brent Redstone is an American heir and entrepreneur.
  • Charles Scripps
    Charles E. Scripps was chairman of the board of the E. W. Scripps Company, a media conglomerate founded by his grandfather, Edward W. Scripps.
  • Charles Woods (Alabama)
    Charles Woods was an Alabama businessman and broadcaster, and aspiring politician. Woods was raised in an orphanage. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force before joining the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. He was a decorated pilot with the Air Corps.
  • Charlie Ergen
    Charles William "Charlie" Ergen is an American businessman and is the co-founder and current Chairman of the Board, and former President and CEO of Dish Network and EchoStar Communications Corporation. He stepped down as CEO in May 2011 in favor of Joseph Clayton.
  • Daniel H. Overmyer
    Daniel Harrison Overmyer was an American businessman and warehouse mogul. During the height of his career, Overmyer was referred to as "the king of warehousing".
  • David Sarnoff David Sarnoff
    David Sarnoff was an American businessman and pioneer of American radio and television. Throughout most of his career he led the Radio Corporation of America in various capacities from shortly after its founding in 1919 until his retirement in 1970.
  • Donald J. Hall Jr.
    Donald J. Hall Jr., is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hallmark Cards, and a director of Crown Media Holdings, a member of the board of directors of Hallmark Entertainment Holdings and of the Business Men's Assurance Company of America.
  • Donald Newhouse
    Donald Edward Newhouse is an American heir, business magnate and philanthropist.
  • Edgar Bronfman Jr.
    Edgar Miles Bronfman Jr. is an American businessman who currently serves as a Managing Partner at Accretive LLC, a private equity firm focused on creating and investing in technology companies.
  • Gail Miller (businesswoman)
    Gail Miller is an American billionaire businesswoman, the widow of Larry H. Miller, and chairwoman of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies and chairwoman of the Salt Lake Community College.
  • Generoso Pope Jr.
    Generoso Paul "Gene" Pope Jr. was an American media mogul, best known for creating The National Enquirer as it is known today.
  • Generoso Pope, Jr.
    Generoso Paul "Gene" Pope, Jr. was an American media mogul, best known for creating The National Enquirer as it is known today.
  • George C. Hatch
    George C. Hatch was an American businessman who owned several communications businesses and helped pioneer cable television.
  • George Randolph Hearst Jr.
    George Randolph Hearst Jr. was chairman of the board of the Hearst Corporation from 1996 through to his death in 2012, succeeding his uncle Randolph Apperson Hearst. He was a director at the company for over forty years.
  • Gerald M. Levin
    Gerald M. "Jerry" Levin is an American mass-media businessman.
  • Haim Saban Haim Saban
    Haim Saban is an Israeli-American media proprietor, investor, philanthropist, musician, record, film & television producer.
  • Henry Luce Henry Luce
    Henry Robinson Luce was an American magazine magnate who was called "the most influential private citizen in the America of his day". He launched and closely supervised a stable of magazines that transformed journalism and the reading habits of upscale Americans.
  • Howard Hughes Howard Hughes
    Howard Robard Hughes Jr. was an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, film director, and philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world.
  • Irving B. Kahn
    Irving Berlin Kahn was an American media proprietor. He was the founder of TelePrompTer Corporation and Cable TV.
  • James E. Rogers
    James E. "Jim" Rogers was an American entrepreneur and former attorney. He served as interim chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education and the University of Arizona College of Law carried his name.
  • James S. Chambers (publisher)
    James S. Chambers was a 19th-Century American co-owner, editor, and publisher of the Philadelphia Bulletin as well as Navy agent for the Port of Philadelphia on behalf of the U.S. Government, appointed by President Abraham Lincoln; he is the namesake of the USS James S. Chambers.
  • Jann Wenner Jann Wenner
    Jann Simon Wenner is the co-founder and publisher of the popular culture biweekly magazine Rolling Stone, and former owner of Men's Journal magazine. Born in New York City, Wenner graduated from Chadwick School and later attended the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Jay Park Jay Park
    Jay Park is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, record producer, model, choreographer, entrepreneur and actor.
  • Jay Penske
    Jay Penske is an American media and publishing entrepreneur. Penske was born in New York City.
  • Jeff Bezos Jeff Bezos
    Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American technology and retail entrepreneur, investor, computer scientist, and philanthropist, best known as the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of, the world's largest online shopping retailer.
  • Jerry Perenchio
    Andrew Jerrold Perenchio was an American billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He was at one time the chairman and chief executive officer of Univision.
  • John Kluge John Kluge
    John Werner Kluge was a German-American entrepreneur who was at one time the richest person in the United States. He was best known as a television industry mogul in the United States.
  • Joseph Segel
    Joseph Segel is an American entrepreneur. He is the founder of over 20 American companies, most notably QVC, an American television network, and the Franklin Mint, a producer of mail-order collectibles. Segal was named to the Direct Marketing Association's Hall of Fame in 1993.
  • Katharine Graham Katharine Graham
    Katharine Meyer Graham was an American publisher. She led her family's newspaper, The Washington Post, for more than two decades, overseeing its most famous period, the Watergate coverage that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
  • Larry H. Miller Larry H. Miller
    Lawrence "Larry" Horne Miller was a Utah businessman and philanthropist who was well known as the owner of the National Basketball Association's Utah Jazz and of the Salt Lake Bees, a Triple-A Minor League Baseball franchise.
  • Laurence Tisch Laurence Tisch
    Laurence Alan "Larry" Tisch was an American businessman, Wall Street investor and billionaire. He was the CEO of CBS television network from 1986 to 1995. With his brother Bob Tisch, he was part owner of the Loews Corporation.
  • Leonard Blavatnik
    Sir Leonard "Len" Blavatnik is a Soviet-born British-American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He made his fortune through business via diversified investments in myriad companies through his conglomerate company, Access Industries.
  • Lewis Katz
    Lewis Katz was an American businessman, philanthropist, and newspaper publisher, who was a co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Livia Simpson Poffenbarger
    Olivia Nye Simpson Poffenbarger was a newspaper owner/editor, historian, social activist, civic leader, and Republican politician in West Virginia.
  • Mark Cuban Mark Cuban
    Mark Cuban is an American businessman, investor, author, television personality, and philanthropist.
  • Marshall Dickson
    Marshall Dickson is an American record label owner, producer, and graphic designer.
  • Master P Master P
    Percy Robert Miller, known by his stage name Master P or his business name P. Miller is an American rapper, actor, businessman, author, record producer, philanthropist, and former basketball player.
  • Media cross-ownership in the United States Media cross-ownership in the United States
    Media cross-ownership is the ownership of multiple media businesses by a person or corporation. These businesses can include broadcast and cable television, film, radio, newspaper, magazine, book publishing, music, video games, and various online entities.
  • Michael Bloomberg Michael Bloomberg
    Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American businessman, author, politician, and philanthropist. His net worth is estimated at US$ 47.8 billion, as of October 2017, ranking him as the 8th richest person in the United States and the 10th richest person in the world.
  • Michael Jay Solomon
    Michael Jay Solomon is an American businessman, and entertainment executive who currently serves as the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the Truli Media Group, Inc., which he founded in 2010. Solomon's career spans more than 50 years in the media and content distribution business.
  • Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey
    Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.
  • Oscar S. Stauffer
    Oscar Stanley Stauffer was founder of the media company Stauffer Communications and is often credited with starting the bandwagon for Kansas Governor Alf Landon getting the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 1936.
  • Paul Allen Paul Allen
    Paul Gardner Allen is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is known for co-founding Microsoft alongside Bill Gates. As of June 2017, he is estimated to be the 46th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $20.7 billion.
  • Rafael Pérez Perry Rafael Pérez Perry
    Rafael Pérez Perry was a businessman and a pioneer in Puerto Rico's radio and television broadcasting industry.
  • Randolph Apperson Hearst
    Randolph Apperson Hearst was the fourth and last surviving son of William Randolph Hearst and Millicent Hearst. His twin brother, David, died in 1986. Randolph is the father of Patty Hearst.
  • Robert L. Johnson Robert L. Johnson
    Robert Louis Johnson is an American entrepreneur, media magnate, executive, philanthropist, and investor. He is the co-founder of BET, which was sold to Viacom in 2001. He also founded RLJ Companies, a holding company that invests in various business sectors.
  • Roy Price
    Roy Price is an American former entertainment executive and the former president of's media development division, Amazon Studios.
  • Rupert Murdoch Rupert Murdoch
    Keith Rupert Murdoch, is an Australian-born American media mogul. His father, Sir Keith Murdoch, had been a reporter, editor, and senior executive of the Herald and Weekly Times newspaper publishing company, covering all Australian states except New South Wales.
  • Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr.
    Samuel Irving "S.I." Newhouse Jr. was an American heir to a substantial magazine and media business.
  • Sean Combs Sean Combs
    Sean John Combs, also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, and Diddy, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. He was born in Harlem and was raised in Mount Vernon, New York.
  • Spectacular Smith
    Pretty Ricky is an American R&B/hip hop group originated from Miami, Florida.
  • Stanley Marsh 3 Stanley Marsh 3
    Stanley Marsh 3, was an American artist, businessman, philanthropist, and prankster from Amarillo, Texas. He is perhaps best known for having been the sponsor of the Cadillac Ranch, an unusual public art exhibit off historic Route 66, now Interstate 40, west of Amarillo.
  • Vince McMahon Vince McMahon
    Vincent Kennedy McMahon is an American professional wrestling promoter, former commentator, announcer, film producer, actor, and professional wrestler. Since taking over the company from his father in the 1980s, he has worked in the corporate area of the WWE and behind the scenes.
  • Walt Disney
    Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons.
  • William LeGate William LeGate
    William Christopher LeGate is an American entrepreneur, Thiel Fellow, douchbag, and computer programmer.
  • Willie Davis (defensive end)
    William Delford Davis is a former American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. Davis graduated from Grambling State University.

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