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The AVENUE A-list: Barry Diller

Monday, October 10, 2011

from the pages of AVENUE’s October issue…

The Most Influential New Yorkers of 2011

In New York, creating a “short list” of the most fascinating, powerful people that make this city whirl and twirl is no easy feat. But once again we’ve done it—and narrowed down the names to a broad mix of personalities, many whose impact extends beyond the five boroughs. Some are mainstays, some are rising stars—whether they’re altering the skyline or a hemline—these people are the ones on top. Bottom line.

Barry Diller

buyout boss

When not on his boat Eos, the world’s largest private sailing vessel, Barry Diller, the 69-year-old billionaire media mogul, is serving as the Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC and the Chairman and Senior Executive of Expedia, Inc. Married to Diane von Furstenberg and on the boards of The Washington Post Company, The Coca-Cola Company and The Health Central Network, Inc., Diller can be seen at every philanthropic event from coast to coast. Diller also now owns half of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, which gives Tina Brown a new platform for her opinionated—often controversial—editorial voice.


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