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50 Most Important People in EDM

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Neil Moffitt


Neil Moffitt
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After making his fortune revamping distressed assets in the U.K. food and beverage industry in the 1990s, music and nightlife entrepreneur Neil Moffitt tore his way through Europe's electronic music scene with his Godskitchen superclub brand, producing sold-out dance events in the U.K. and Ibiza, and launching the popular Global Gathering festival. Now, he's settling in Las Vegas to try his hand at U.S. nightlife through his Angel Management Group. (He also purchased a $50.9 million New York penthouse, causing Curbed NY to crack that he "seems to channel everybody from Gordon Gekko to to that guy from RoboCop." Today, he's at the helm of the 75,000-square-foot Hakkasan Las Vegas at the MGM Grand, the nightclub juggernaut with a reported $100-million price tag, noted for luring A-list DJs away from Steve Wynn's stable of headliners and taking artist price points to new, unprecedented heights with contracts reported near $250,000 per show (Tiësto and Calvin Harris return as residents this year). The club expects to make a record-breaking $90 million in its first year of operation. Hakkasan Group's February acquisition of AMG came as little surprise as Moffitt's ascension continues, with the CEO poised to lead the brand into new markets.


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