gives high ranking to Anschutz
The Denver Business Journal
Friday, August 11, 2006
The Los Angeles Times on Friday singled out financier Philip
Anschutz of Denver as one of the 100 most powerful people in
He was ranked No. 6, coming in ahead of Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger and filmmaker Steven Spielberg, who were
unranked and merely lumped alphabetically in a list of those
who didn't make the top 10.
The newspaper noted: "Southern California has more than its
share of absentee landlords. Few, however, have had as much
impact as Anschutz, who Forbes says is now worth $6.4
The Times offers a laundry list of Anschutz's involvement in
the area, including ownership of the Kings hockey team and
nearly a third of the Lakers. He's also on the list because
of his success in producing the film version of "The
Chronicles of Narnia," which the newspaper said serves as a
billion-dollar "lesson to the rest of the industry on the
profitability of family entertainment."
Earlier this week, Anschutz's family-oriented movie company,
Walden Media LLC, announced it has formed a joint venture
with Fox Filmed Entertainment to market and release movies.
The new venture will create a new, as-yet-unnamed company
and a new family-film label, but Walden will remain
independent with its own production and development staff.