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Bruton Smith

About Bruton Smith

North Carolina businessman best known as the owner and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. In 2007, he was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2007.

Early life

He began promoting stock cars at age eighteen and took over the National Stock Car Racing Association in 1949.


In 2012, CNN Money named him as the CEO in the Fortune 500.

Family of Bruton Smith

He has four children and has been spanorced.

Close associates of Bruton Smith

He and Dale Earnhardt were co-owners of the minor league baseball team the Kannapolis Intimidators.

Sepp Blatter

About Sepp Blatter

Swiss soccer administrator who began serving as the eighth President of FIFA in 1998. Though his time as President was marked by controversy, he was re-elected multiple times and has received several prestigious honors, including the American Global Award for Peace and International Humanitarian of the Year award. He was removed form his position in 2016 and suspended from all FIFA activity for six years.

Early life

He earned a degree in Business and Economics from the University of Lausanne in 1959. He later became the General Secretary of the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation and helped to organize the 1972 and 1976 Olympic Games.


He drew criticism after interrupting what was supposed to be one minute of silence for former South African President Nelson Mandela after just eleven seconds during a 2014 FIFA World Cup seeding match.

Family of Sepp Blatter

He has been married several times and has a daughter named Corinne.

Close associates of Sepp Blatter

He received an honorary diploma from the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev.

Don King

About Don King

Boxing promoter who worked with some of the sports most famous competitors, including Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. King attracted much controversy for the numerous civil cases filed against him during his career, including one manslaughter conviction. 

Early life

He convinced Muhammad Ali and George Foreman to compete against each other in The Rumble in the Jungle.


He has been referenced in many films and TV shows, including Rocky V, South Park, and The Simpsons.

Family of Don King

He was married to his wife Henrietta who passed away in 2010. He has three children.

Close associates of Don King

He faced lawsuits from a number of his boxers, including Mike Tyson, who sued him for $100 million in 1996. Tyson eventually settled for $14 million out of court.

Vince McMahon

About Vince McMahon

Wrestling promoter, announcer, actor, and wrestler who co-founded World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.

Early life

He graduated from military school and received a degree in business from East Carolina University.


He has had victories over former WWE champions such as Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker.

Family of Vince McMahon

He married Linda McMahon, with whom he ran the WWE, on August 26, 1966. His son Shane and his daughter Stephanie both went on to work for the WWE as well.

Close associates of Vince McMahon

He once tried to match Muhammad Ali up against Antonio Inoki.

Jean Todt

About Jean Todt

Motor sports executive most famous as the former Director of Peugeot Talbot Sport and the former General Manager of Scuderia Ferrari. He won 14 Formula One World Championship titles during his time with Ferrari, where he served from 1993 to 2007..

Early life

He got his start in the motor sports industry as a rally co-driver in 1966.


He received the prestigious Bahrain First Class Order Medal in 2014.

Family of Jean Todt

He began dating actress Michelle Yeoh in 2004.

Close associates of Jean Todt

He was previously General Manager of Scuderia Ferrari, founded by Italian entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari.