Sports Illustrated Releases Top 50 Most Powerful People In Sports List



Sports Illustrated March 11th issue will feature the Top 50 MostPowerful People In Sports List. The list doesn’t feature any athletes, instead it focuses on the executives that make sports what they are today.

After reviewing the list I’m shocked by some of the names in the top 10 and  some of the names left off of the list completely. Check out the list below and let us know what you think of the rankings:

  1. Roger Goodell – NFL commissioner
  2. David Stern – NBA commissioner
  3. Philip Anschutz- AEG owner
  4. John Skipper -ESPN president
  5. Bud Selig – MLB commissioner
  6. Stan Kroenke – Kroenke Sports Enterprises owner
  7. Mark Lazarus – NBC Sports chairman
  8. Jacques Rogge – IOC president
  9. Phil Knight – Nike chairman
  10. Hedge Fund Owners
  11. Mark Walter – Guggenheim Partners CEO & Dodgers owner
  12. Robert Kraft – Patriots owner
  13. Sean McManus – CBS Sports chairman
  14. Michael Dolan – IMG Worldwide CEO
  15. Eric Shank – Fox Sports co-president
  16. Sepp Blatter – FIFA president
  17. Mike Slive – SEC commissioner
  18. Adam Silver – NBA deputy commissioner
  19. Jerry Jones – Cowboys owner
  20. Larry Ellison – Oracle CEO
  21. Richard Scudamore – Barclays Premier League CEO
  22. Bernie Ecclestone – Formula One president and CEO
  23. Scott Boras – Baseball agent
  24. Kevin Plank – Under Armour CEO
  25. Tim Finchem – PGA commissioner
  26. Jm Delany – Big Ten commissioner
  27. Gary Bettman – NHL commissioner
  28. David Levy – Turner Broadcasting president of sales, distribution and sports
  29. Glazer Family – Man U owners
  30. Carlos Brito – Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO
  31. Donald Fehr – NHLPA executive director
  32. Herbert Hainer – Adidas Group CEO
  33. Bob Bowman – MLB Advanced Media CEO
  34. Casey Wasserman – Wasserman Media Group CEO
  35. DeMaurice Smith – NFLPA executive director
  36. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan – UAE Deputy Prime Minister & Man. City owner
  37. Travis Tygart – USADA CEO
  38. Mark Emmert – NCAA president
  39. John Riccitiello – Electronic Arts CEO
  40. Brian France – NASCAR CEO and chairman
  41. Alison Lewis and Sharon Byers – Coca-Cola North America
  42. Al Haymon – Boxing adviser and promoter
  43. Ed O’Bannon – Retired basketball player
  44. Barack Obama – U.S. President
  45. Dana White – UFC president
  46. Cindy Davis – Nike Golf president
  47. Tom Condon – CAA Sports co-head of football division
  48. Mark Cuban – Mavericks owner
  49. Stephen Espinoza – Showtime executive VP of sports and event programming
  50. Michael Jordan – Hall of Fame Player/Bobcats owner

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