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100 Most Powerful People in Sports

In Business Week's October 13th issue they announce the "Power 100," a list of the 100 most powerful people in sports. The magazine asked 25 panelists of athletes, executives, marketers, writers, and academics to rank their top 20 out of 300 names . They were asked to consider how each individual rates vs. his or her peers; how much money each controls, generates, or influences; and the breadth and staying power of their impact.

In the #1 spot was none other than Tiger Woods. What more can be said? NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, NBA commissioner David Stern, ESPN president George Bodenheimer, and NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol round out the top five respectively.

Nike Chairman Phil Knight came in at #6, Mike didn't make the list until the #9 spot and LeBron James barely made the top 20 at #17. Kobe Bryant (#28), Alex Rodriguez (#45), Derek Jeter (#51), Magic Johnson (#58), and Serena Williams (#100) all made the list.

Check out the full list:

1 Tiger Woods Golfer
2 Roger Goodell Commissioner, NFL
3 David Stern Commissioner, NBA
4 George Bodenheimer President, ESPN
5 Dick Ebersol Chairman, NBC Sports
6 Phil Knight Chairman, Nike
7 Allan "Bud " Selig Commissioner, MLB
8 Brian France Chairman and CEO, Nascar
9 Michael Jordan NBA great; minority owner, Charlotte Bobcats
10 Sean McManus President, CBS News and Sports
11 David Hill Chairman and CEO, Fox Sports
12 Rupert Murdoch Chairman and CEO, News Corp.
13 Myles Brand President, NCAA
14 Tony Ponturo VP, global media and sports marketing, Anheuser-
15 Lance Armstrong Tour de France cyclist
16 Theodore Forstmann Chairman and CEO, IMG
17 LeBron James Forward, Cleveland Cavaliers
18 Donald Fehr Executive Director, Major League Baseball Players Assn.
19 Steinbrenner Family Principal owner, New York Yankees
20 John Henry Owner, Boston Red Sox; co-owner, Roush Fenway Racing
21 Gary Bettman Commissioner, NHL
22 Philip Anschutz Founder, Anschutz Entertainment Group; Co-owner,
Los Angeles Kings
23 Tim Leiweke CEO, Anschutz Entertainment Group
24 Robert Kraft Owner, New England Patriots
25 Brian Roberts Chairman and CEO, Comcast
26 Jerry Jones Owner and General Manager, Dallas Cowboys
27 Tim Finchem Commissioner, PGA Tour
28 Kobe Bryant Guard, Los Angeles Lakers
29 Peyton Manning Quarterback, Indianapolis Colts
30 John Skipper EVP, content, ESPN
31 Mark Parker President and CEO, Nike
32 Ed Goren President, Fox Sports
33 Malcolm Glazer Owner, Manchester United, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
34 Tom Brady Quarterback, New England Patriots
35 Jeff Urban Senior Vice-President, sports marketing, Gatorade
36 Paul Allen Owner, Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trail Blazers
37 Scott Boras President, Scott Boras Group
38 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nascar driver
39 Peter Ueberroth Chairman, U.S. Olympic Committee
40 Chase Carey CEO and President, DirecTV
41 Rick Dudley President and CEO, Octagon
42 Michael Phelps Swimmer
43 George Pyne President, IMG Sports & Entertainment
44 Mark Cuban Owner, Dallas Mavericks, HDNet
45 Alex Rodriguez Third baseman, New York Yankees
46 Casey Wasserman CEO, Wasserman Media Group; Owner and
CEO, Los Angeles Avengers
47 Jack Nicklaus PGA great; partner, Nicklaus Design; owner, Nicklaus
Golf Equipment
48 Mark Ford President, Sports Illustrated Group
49 Bob DuPuy President and Chief Operating Officer, Major League
50 Danica Patrick Indy Racing League driver
51 Derek Jeter Shortstop, New York Yankees
52 Sidney Crosby Center and captain, Pittsburgh Penguins
53 Adam Silver Deputy Commissioner and COO, NBA
54 John Madden NFL commentator; video game icon
55 David Levy President, Turner Broadcasting Sales and Turner Sports
56 Andre Agassi Tennis great
57 Tony Hawk Skateboarder; video game icon
58 Earvin "Magic" Johnson NBA Hall of Famer; Chairman and CEO, Magic
Johnson Enterprises
59 John Riccitiello CEO, Electronic Arts
60 Jerry Colangelo Chairman and CEO, Phoenix Suns; National
Director, USA Basketball
61 Dana White President, Ultimate Fighting Championship
62 Gene Orza COO, Major League Baseball Players Assn.
63 Don Garber Commissioner, MLS; CEO, Soccer United Marketing
64 Jim Nash Managing Director, sports advisory practice, Bank of
65 Wayne Gretzky Hockey great; part-owner and head coach, Phoenix
66 Ross Greenberg President, HBO Sports
67 Mike Ilitch Owner, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers
68 Jack Roush CEO and co-owner, Roush Fenway Racing
69 Jeff Pash Executive Vice-President and General Counsel, NFL
70 Tom Condon NFL agent, CAA
71 Mike Helton President, Nascar
72 John Walsh Senior Vice-President and Executive Editor, ESPN
73 David Berson Executive Vice-President, program planning and
development, ESPN
74 Katie Bayne Chief Marketing Officer, Coca-Cola North America
75 Lesa France Kennedy President, International Speedway
76 Arlen Kantarian CEO, United States Tennis Assn.
77 Pat Bowlen Owner and CEO, Denver Broncos
78 Christine Driessen CFO and Executive Vice-President, ESPN
79 Tony Vinciquerra Chairman and President, Fox Networks
80 Richard Petty Nascar legend, team owner
81 Rooney family Owner, Pittsburgh Steelers
82 Tim Brosnan Executive Vice-President, business operations,
83 Bob Bowman CEO, MLB advanced media
84 Greg Carey and Joe Ravitch Managing Directors, Goldman Sachs
85 Dave Morgan Executive Editor, Yahoo! Sports
86 Jim Delany Commissioner, Big Ten
87 Randy Freer COO, Fox Sports Net
88 Steve Bornstein CEO, NFL Network; EVP of media, NFL
89 Wycliffe Grousbeck Owner and CEO, Boston Celtics
90 Roger Penske Rounder and Chairman, Penske Corp.
91 Colin Baden President, Oakley
92 Robert Johnson Majority owner, Charlotte Bobcats
93 Mike Slive Commissioner, Southeastern Conference
94 Stan Kroenke Owner, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets;
part-owner, St. Louis Rams
95 Kevin Plank Founder and CEO, Under Armour
96 Ray Bednar Senior Vice-President and Sports Sponsorship
Executive, Bank of America
97 Eric Grubman Executive Vice-President, finance and strategic
transactions, NFL
98 Arn Tellem President, WMG Management
99 Jon Litner President, Comcast Sports Group
100 Serena Williams Tennis champ

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