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The Money Issue

6 Hollywood Business Managers to Watch

BRETT ANDERSON Savitsky Satin Bacon & Bucci A partner at one of Hollywood’s most respected firms, Anderson’s clients include Emmy-winning showrunners, Oscar-nominated writers and top digital creators. He says limiting financial exposure through insurance is vital: “Take a hard pass on the heated rear-seat upgrade in your new SUV and use the money you’re saving […]

How Clubhouse Is Working to Become a “Real Company”

Few people expected Clubhouse, the live social audio platform that launched in the early days of the pandemic, to grow as quickly as it did. Not even co-founder Paul Davison, who recalls scrambling to fix bugs and crashes with partner Rohan Seth when the company was run by just the two of them. “I think […]

Divorce in the Digital Age: What Counts as Community Property?

“I Got You Babe.” That’s what Cher and Sonny Bono were singing to each other in the 1960s when they were married musical superstars. The following decade, however, the two divorced and had to split their assets. In 1978, three things happened. First, as part of the divorce agreement, Sonny assigned Cher a 50 percent […]

“Everything I Do Is Always a Risk”: Inside Logan Paul’s Investment Endeavors (Including a $1M Pokemon Card)

For the past eight years that Logan Paul has been in the public consciousness, he’s been many things: a Vine turned YouTube star; an online influencer; a boxer; and a seemingly endless source of social media controversy. But recently, Paul has been diving deeper into an unexpected part of his brand: digital currency entrepreneur. He […]

“$72 Boxer Briefs”: 2 Hollywood Executives Reveal How They Spend Their Money

Two execs — with two very different wallets — anonymously share the secrets of where their paychecks go.

How Will Smith Cracked the Code on Making Real Money in Hollywood

Once in decline, the 'Gemini Man' star has quietly become one of the most diversified (and wealthy) talents thanks to everything from working with Netflix to maintain his quote, investing in eco-friendly water and growing his digital footprint: "He's unbelievably methodical."

Hollywood Business Manager Lou Taylor Is “Ferociously” Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Taylor, The Hollywood Reporter's Business Manager Icon 2019, built one of the industry's top firms — safeguarding clients like Steven Tyler, Florida Georgia Line, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Britney Spears: "I work my ass off 24/7."