Who is talent agent Bryan Lourd?
Born Bryan William Lourd on the 5th November 1960, in New Iberia, Louisiana USA, he is a talent agent and businessman, perhaps best known to the world as the co-chairman of the Creative Artists Agency since 1995. He has also held several other positions, including being on board of directors of InterActiveCorp.
Early Life, Family, Education
The son of Sherion and Harvey H. Lourd Jr, Bryan is of Jewish, English and German ancestry. He has a brother, Blaine Lourd, who became an investment advisor. Bryan went to New Iberia High School, from which he matriculated in 1978, following which he enrolled at the University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, from which he obtained his degree in 1982.
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Career Beginnings and Rise to ProminenceSoon afterwards, Bryan joined the successful Creative Artist Agency, and slowly started building a name for himself as a talent agent. After years of dedication and hard work, he was offered a partnership, and so since 1995, he has been a co-chairman of the agency, which eventually helped to make him extremely wealthy. The CAA has worked with a number of both talents and proven stars, such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts and Cristiano Ronaldo among many others.
In addition to his work for the CAA, since 2005 Bryan has also been a member of the board of directors of InterActivCorp, an American holding company with over 150 brands in ownership across 100 countries. Having become a managing partner, Bryan works closely with the CEO Joey Levin and Chairman Barry Diller, also boosting his wealth.
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Bryan Lourd Net Worth
Bryan has earned himself a small fortune since launching his career. Being on the other side of the entertainment world has earned him a great deal. So, have you ever wondered how rich Bryan Lourd is, as of mid- 2018? Well, according to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Lourd’s net worth is as high as $35 million, accumulated largely from his positions in the two aforementioned companies over 35 years.
Life Behind the Scenes
Bryan’s life outside his professional career is rather amusing; back in the ‘90s he hooked up with the actress Carrie Fisher; the couple welcomed their daughter Billie Lourd in 1992, but then broke-up just two years later. Nothing odd, there right, well, almost a decade later Bryan came out as gay, and soon afterwards announced his relationship with Bruce Bozzi, the co-owner of the Palm. The two married in October 2016 and after the wedding, Bryan became the adoptive parent of Bozzi’s daughter Ava.
Bryan and his life partner have a penthouse apartment in the West Village, in Lower Manhattan, New York City, and also own a house in Beverly Hills, California.
Lourd has time for several voluntary positions with organisations, in 2009 being appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, then in 2013 by the President to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He’s been on the board of trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art since in 2011, and also on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.