Hollywood's Business Managers
When Fox started out in business management in the 1970s, his shoulder-length hair made him look a bit like a counterculture rebel. After he sought restitution on behalf of several entertainers who had been cheated by another manager -- whom Fox caught in the act -- that impression was solidified. His honesty led to a quickly growing practice in Los Angeles. These days, the long hair is gone, but Fox continues to take the client's side whenever he needs to go toe-to-toe with a production company during a profit-participation audit. "Good managers are the ones giving clients security that someone is watching their backs," he says.