On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter unveiled its first-ever ranking of the 100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment. The list takes into consideration an individual's awards, accomplishments, business ventures, and profits.
In addition to top executives and talent agents, the list featured actors and actresses--from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to Jennifer Lawrence.
Below, we take a look at Hollywood's powerful entrepreneurs and leaders:
1. Jason Blum
Founder and CEO, Blumhouse Productions
The producer is best known for such hit films as Paranormal Activity and Whiplash, which have collectively raked in more than $1.6 billion (on combined budgets of less than $80 million.)
2. David Ellison
Founder and CEO, Skydance Productions
Earlier this year, Ellison raised $700 million to fund the expansion of his company as it works on highly-anticipated titles like Star Trek Beyond and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Skydance's 10 feature films have grossed a combined $4 billion from global sales.
3. Megan Ellison
Founder, Annapurna Pictures
To date, the film producer has created over a dozen movies--three of which (Zero Dark Thirty, Her, and American Hustle) earned her Oscar nominations. She launched her production company in 2011.
4. Kevin Hart
Founder, HartBeat Productions
While Hart owns his on-screen successes, he's insisted that he wants to be seen as a businessman, first and foremost. Recently, Hart partnered with Lionsgate Entertainment to launch a streaming service called Laugh Out Loud. It is set to include his live performances and future exclusive content.
5. Jimmy Fallon
Creative Partner, High Hands
In 2015, the Tonight Show host launched his own sports apparel brand, Hands High, in partnership with G-III, a company that makes apparel for sports leagues including the NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL.
6. Chris Silbermann
Founding Partner, ICM Partners
Based in New York City, Silbermann's talent agency counts such clients as Shonda Rhimes, Ellen DeGeneres, and, recently, Here Alone director Rod Blackhurst.
7. Steve Golin
Founder and CEO, Anonymous Content, LLC
Launched in 1999, Golin's a talent management and production company manages roughly 500 clients today. The firm has pushed out hits like Spotlight, The Revenant, and Mr. Robot. Endemol Shine and Paramount Pictures reportedly have an interest in buying a stake in Anonymous.
8. Jeff Skoll
The internet entrepreneur has since gone on to launch Participant Media, a production firm that focuses on films and documentaries to inspire social change. Last December, Skoll teamed up with Steven Spielberg to form Amblin Partners, a production firm which he's invested $200 million in.
9. Tyler Perry
Founder, Tyler Perry Studios
The actor is famously known for creating (and starring as) the Madea character. Perry has brought in more than $650 million through the comedy franchise so far. He launched Tyler Perry Studios in 2005.
10. Melissa McCarthy
Best known for her work in Spy and Tammy, the actress launched her own line of clothing in 2015. Ranging from sizes 4 to 28, her collection is available at stores including Macy's, Lane Bryant, and Nordstrom. Unlike traditional designers, McCarthy's goal is to get stores to sell all of her items in the same location (rather than sending some customers to a plus-size department.)
11. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Creative Partner, Project Rock
The former professional wrestler and actor has starred in hits like Furious 7, which grossed a whopping $1.5 billion in box office sales. In March, Johnson launched "Project Rock," a lifestyle brand created in partnership with Under Armour.
12. Shonda Rhimes
The television writer and producer behind Grey's Anatomy and Scandal launched her own production firm in 2005. Rhimes has won numerous awards for her work, including the PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Television (2012) and the Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement (2015).
13. Oprah Winfrey
Founder, OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)
The billionaire talk show host is widely regarded as one of the most influential people in the world. In addition her own television network, Winfrey is the founder and CEO of Harpo Productions, a multimedia production company launched back in 1986.
14. Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell
CEOs, WME (William Morris Endeavor)
The two power agents are now branching into new businesses. One of them is The Miss Universe Organization, which the firm purchased from Donald Trump last year.
15. Leonardo DiCaprio
Investor, Environmental Activist
The actor has invested in several startups--including Rubicon Global, a trash hauling broker, and Runa, a beverage company that aims to empower Ecuadorian farmers. DiCaprio says he plans to take an acting break to create more environmental documentaries for Netflix.
16. Rupert Murdoch
In 2015, the former executive chairman of 21st Century Fox handed over the business to his sons, James and Lachlan. The company, which includes the Fox Network, Fox News, FX and Fox Sports, generated $29 billion in revenue and $6.7 billion in profits last year.
The entertainment industry is projected to top $2 trillion in 2016, thanks in large part to the prominence of video streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers. That's an attractive bet for West Coast entrepreneurs.