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Elon Musk power lunches with Ari Emanuel, ‘attractive’ people in Greece

Tesla billionaire Elon Musk had a pricey power lunch in Mykonos, Greece, before shooting down reports of an alleged affair with the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin. A source told us of the mogul, “He was with 12 attractive people at billionaires hotspot Nammos — where he ran up a 12,000 Euro bill, and left a 3,000 Euro tip in his lunch bill.”
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Ari Emanuel Marries Fashion Designer Sarah Staudinger in France With Larry David Officiating

Ari Emanuel is a married man. The Endeavor founder and CEO wed fashion designer Sarah Staudinger in Saint-Tropez in the South of France this weekend.More from The Hollywood ReporterDisney+ Hotstar Leads Q1 Subscriber Growth in Southeast Asia (Study)'Will-o'-the-Wisp' ('Fogo-Fatuo'): Film Review | Cannes 2022'Mediterranean Fever': Film Review | Cannes 2022 Emanuel’s client Larry David served as the officiant at the wedding, which was attended by Emily Ratajkowski, Elon Musk, Sean Combs, Mark Wahlberg, Tyler Perry and Rahm Emanuel, Ari’s brother and former Chicago mayor who is now the U.S. ambassador to Japan. Emanuel led Endeavor through its first year as a publicly traded company last year, earning a pay package that topped $308 million, including a stock grant, bonus and equity award. Staudinger co-founded the L.A.-based fashion brand Staud with George Augusto in 2015. Four years later, she was featured in Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list for art and style. The couple got engaged last year. This is the second marriage for Emanuel, who was previously wed to Sarah Addington. They filed for divorce in 2018 after two decades of marriage and have three kids together. Click here to read the full article.
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Ari Emanuel marries Sarah Staudinger in front of Elon Musk, Diddy, more stars

It was the entourage to end all entourages. Ari Emanuel — long held to be the inspiration for fictional Hollywood agent Ari Gold in “Entourage” — said “I do” to fashion designer Sarah Staudinger in a dizzyingly star-studded ceremony in St. Tropez on Saturday. Details about the event have been kept tightly under wraps, but Page Six previously noted that the couple’s nuptials coincide with the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, which concluded Saturday after an almost two-week run. That way, the legions of media and entertainment luminaries who made the cut for the wedding — already presumed to be in attendance at Cannes,...
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Ari Emanuel set to wed Sarah Staudinger in St. Tropez this weekend

Hollywood superagent Ari Emanuel will seal his latest deal this weekend. Sources confirmed to Page Six that Emanuel — the hard-charging inspiration for Jeremy Piven’s Ari Gold character on the HBO hit “Entourage” — will tie the knot with designer Sarah Staudinger in a star-studded ceremony in St. Tropez, France. Conveniently, the nuptials will coincide with the end of the nearby Cannes Film Festival. Insiders told Page Six that guests are already headed to the wedding location for the upcoming festivities. While the guest list currently remains under wraps, Emanuel is known to rep A-list names including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jennifer...
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Editorial: Netflix, a disrupter, gets disrupted itself. Ari Emanuel is shedding no tears.

For anyone owning Netflix stock, a high flyer during the pandemic, this was a gut-churning week. On Wednesday shares of the streaming service giant fell more than 35% in a single trading session and slid further Thursday. In essence, the markets were reacting to news that Netflix was no longer growing its subscriber base, while still spending in profligate fashion on content. Two nights before ...
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UFC Owner Ari Emanuel Out-Earned Every Hollywood Exec in 2021

Endeavor CEO and UFC owner Ari Emanuel made more money than every Hollywood executive in 2021, making more than $308 million. SEC filings from the 2021 fiscal year showed that Emanuel took home a whopping $308,177,233 pay package. Endeavor has alleged that a bulk of the payout is in stock, and his recognized earnings are around $67.5 million.
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Endeavor Boss Ari Emanuel’s 2021 Pay Surged To $308M On Paper After Company’s IPO; $67.5M Of It “Recognized Compensation”

Click here to read the full article. Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel’s 2021 compensation reached $308.2 million, at least on paper, thanks to the company’s initial public offering last April. In part of a set of SEC filings released Wednesday evening as the company reported fourth-quarter financial results, Endeavor said the “recognized compensation” was actually $67.5 million. The scale of Emanuel’s potential pay landed a few days after a disclosure of a similarly eye-popping figure for Discovery CEO David Zaslav. The exec, who has been steering the company toward the close of a $43 billion merger with WarnerMedia, was paid $246.6 million, including...
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Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel: Content Boom to Boost 2022 Earnings

Endeavor reported Q4 and full-year 2021 earnings Wednesday that reflected a resurgent talent representation business, though it swung back to a loss after recording a profit in Q3. The company had revenue of $1.5 billion in Q4, and a net loss of $16.7 million, after posting a profit of $64 million in the prior quarter. For the full year, Endeavor beat Wall Street expectations and its own guidance, hitting revenue of $5.1 billion, though it had a net loss for the year of $467.5 million. 2021 was Endeavor’s first year as a public company, with the company going public in an...
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Endeavor Chief Ari Emanuel Waves Away CAA-ICM Deal As “The Type Of Merger We Did 10 Years Ago”, Talks Movie Box Office, UFC, CJ Content Pact

Endeavor Group Holdings CEO Ari Emanuel dismissed the pending acquisition of ICM Partners by CAA as “the type of merger we did 10 years ago.” During an appearance at an online conference hosted by investment bank UBS, Emanuel said his company competes with CAA primarily in film, TV and music. “When we saw where the world was heading” in 2009, he recalled, Endeavor pulled off a stunning takeover of the much larger William Morris Agency, creating WME. Since then, Emanuel said, the company has fortified its ranks “significantly” with a number of smaller representation deals, bringing aboard boutiques like the Harry...
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Jeremy Zimmer Serves Up Some Verbal Revenge On Ari Emanuel: “We’re Incredibly Profitable” Is Why Endeavor Won’t Buy UTA, CEO Quips

Maybe Jeremy Zimmer and Ari Emanuel need to take it to the octagon. “I thought about it, and I think it makes sense to me that he would not want to, cause we don’t fit the profile of the kind of companies he buys,” the UTA CEO said Thursday at the Adweek conference about Ari Emanuel’s lack of interest in buying the agency in a consolidating Hollywood. “We have an amazing culture and we’re incredibly profitable,” Zimmer added, with a 90210 salvo of his own. “So we wouldn’t fit in,” Zimmer tossed out there in conclusion, to big laughs from the New...
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Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel Defends Current UFC Fighter Pay Structure

In light of the financial success Endeavor Group Holdings has produced, CEO Ari Emanuel has come to the UFC’s defense. The media and entertainment conglomerate attributes much of its recent progress to the acquisition of the UFC roughly five years ago. The UFC was sold to Endeavor for a hefty $4 billion price tag. Despite continued challenges brought on by a global pandemic, the entertainment entity went public for $24 per share at the end of April. By mid-August, following the latest quarterly earnings report, the company boasted about its thriving economic power.
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Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel Says 'No' to Buying UTA

Ari Emanuel says that, despite CAA's blockbuster acquisition of ICM, Endeavor isn't necessarily looking to join the buying spree in the space. Interviewed by Kara Swisher at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, the Endeavor CEO was asked directly whether he would pursue UTA in the wake of the CAA-ICM deal. "No, we don't need it," Emanuel replied.
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Ari Emanuel Says “No” To Buying UTA In Response To CAA’s Acquisition Of ICM Partners; Mocks What Was Actually Bought

(Updated with more from Code Conference) “No,” a blunt Ari Emanuel told the Code Conference on Tuesday when asked whether he would buy UTA now that CAA has acquired ICM Partners. “We don’t need it,” the Endeavor CEO told conference attendees at the Beverly Hilton, stressing that WME is still “the largest agency in the business.” It should be noted there is no indication that UTA is for sale, regardless of any potential interest by anyone. Joking that he appreciated CAA for “validating my strategy in 2008” of wanting to grow “organically,” Emanuel noted with a verbal shiv that “ICM has not been...
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