Peter Guber Has Quickly Assembled One Of The World’s Most Diverse Sports Empires

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It wasn’t that long ago that movie producer Peter Guber was a minor league owner–literally. In 2008, he owned five baseball farm teams that went by names like the RoughRiders and Dragons.

Today, Guber is co-owner and co-executive chairman of the Golden State Warriors, an owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and an owner and executive chairman of the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), which kicks off its first MLS season in 2018.

Guber is also an owner of Dick Clark Productions, a leading independent producer of television programming, including such perennial hits as the American Music Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and So You Think You Can Dance. And if all that wasn’t enough, Guber is chairman of Mandalay Sports Media and a full professor at UCLA.

Guber’s latest venture: teaming up with Washington Capitals and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, and Dodgers investor Magic Johnson, to acquire the eSports organization Team Liquid.

I have interviewed Guber a few times over the years and always find his vision and ability to tether all kinds of sports and entertainment content fascinating. For me, it’s not about what Guber has done, but how he thinks. You can catch our latest chat on this Forbes SportsMoney podcast.