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Next Gen 2010: Hollywood's Young Guns

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    Jesse Jacobs
    Bill Phelps
    Jesse Jacobs, 34
    President, Chernin Entertainment

     

    As a top dog in former News Corp. president and CEO Peter Chernin’s ambitious new company, Jacobs looks to buy and buy big. “What excites us is technology’s impact on media ... specifically Asia,” says the New York native, who, during his undergrad tenure at the University of Pennsylvania, spent weekends working on sports telecasts for the fledgling Fox Sports. After graduation, he produced the Yahoo Online Music Awards and running content and syndication for IFilm. With a Wharton MBA in hand, he took a full-time gig at Goldman Sachs, where during the next five years he worked on major deals, including an Asian financing agreement for the Weinstein Co., the take-private of Clear Channel and the spinoff of Viacom and CBS. In 2009, he left to co-found the private investment fund Raine, then joined Chernin at the beginning of 2010.

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