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3 UNC Alums-John Skipper, Jim Delany, and Michael Jordan-Listed Among Most Powerful People in Sports

John Skipper ESPN president He presides over a $42 billion empire, the engine that makes the Disney mouse roar: Last year his company took in $6 billion through subscription fees and almost $3 billion in ad revenue. Much of Skipper's power comes from the value of live sports (a.k.a., the last DVR-proof broadcasting), and the 57-year-old has wisely set up ESPN for the future as competition from Fox and NBC heats up. (Sports Illustrated)


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