Game Changers Behind the Scenes: 10 Sports Agents That Shaped the Careers of Top Athletes

Sep 28, 2023

By: Sahib Preet Singh

Scott Boras - $191 Million

The high-stakes game of sports representation is as competitive as the life of athletes on the field, and some exceptional agents have played a key role in the rise of stars by negotiating contracts that shaped entire careers. These agents are not only skilled...

Jeff Schwartz - $86 Million

Scott Boras, a legal expert turned baseball mega-agent single-handedly orchestrated Bryce Harper's monumental $330 million agreement with the Phillies, Corey Seager's lucrative $325 million deal with the Rangers, and Gerrit Cole's impressive $32...

Joel Wolfe - $58 Million

Jeff Schwartz stands at the pinnacle of basketball representation, serving as the founder and president of Excel Sports Management. With a remarkable track record, he has negotiated contracts that exceed $2.1 billion in value, as reported in Forbes' 2022 ...

Rich Paul - $55 Million

Rising from his humble background, Joel Wolfe became one of the globe's most influential sports agents after being drafted by the Oakland Athletics where he honed his skills in the minor leagues. He then bagged the role as the executive vice president and...

Dan Lozano - $52 Million

Rich Paul is best known for representing some of the NBA's most prominent figures such as LeBron James. Having previously worked as a CAA agent, he ventured into entrepreneurship by establishing Klutch Sports Group in 2012. His agency gained further recog...

Joel Segal - $42 Million

One of the more discreet agents in the world of baseball, Dan Lozano is better known through his impressive portfolio, built by facilitating noteworthy deals sich as Manny Machado's ten-year, $300 million agreement with the Padres, Joey Votto's ten-y...

Todd France - $42 Million

Joel Segal, a distinguished sports agent, took over the reins of SportFive's football division before making a significant move to WME Sports in January 2022. At WME Sports, he holds the positions of partner and managing director for team sports, and he r...

Sam and Seth Levinson - $40 Million

In 2020, Todd France made a significant career move, departing from CAA to collaborate with Athletes First, which allowed him to establish an esteemed client portfolio in football. Among his notable clients are star athletes such as Rams defensive tackle Aaron...

David Mulugheta - $38 Million

Sam and Seth Levinson, the dynamic sibling duo, are the driving force behind ACES, one of the baseball industry's most influential agencies. This Brooklyn-based firm has proudly maintained its independent ownership and operation for over three decades. Th...

Mark Bartelstein - $37 Million

David Mulugheta went from intern to President of Team Sports at Athletes First owing to his exceptional negotiation skills that led to significant contracts, including Deshaun Watson's impressive five-year, $230 million agreement with the Cleveland Browns...