Hollywood's Business Managers
A former musician, Gelfand decided early in his career that if he couldn't be a rock star, he at least wanted to be around them. Today, from the Los Angeles management firm he co-founded in 1976 -- one of the biggest celebrity management companies in the U.S. -- he's the financial quarterback for many touring musicians, not only handling their day-to-day bookkeeping but also administering the financial groundwork that lets performers collect revenue on a regular basis. "A good manager is a foot deep and 10 miles away in terms of knowledge about buying planes, paying taxes and hiring gardeners," he says.
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