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TEDxChapmanU -- Leigh Steinberg -- Making an Impact in the World Through Sports

Leigh's mission since he was a young boy was to visualize and see things that didn't exist, and to respond to problems that did. Leigh describes how he has worked his entire life to fulfill this mission, and, ultimately, how he combined his passion for sports and philanthropy.Leigh Steinberg is often credited as the real life inspiration of the sports agent from the film Jerry Maguire. He is described as the world's most famous sports agent by pioneering the sports management industry. With an unrivaled history of record-setting contracts, Leigh has secured billions of dollars for his clients, and directed more than $600 million to various charities around the world. He has represented many of the most successful athletes and coaches in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, golf, etc., including the number one pick in the NFL draft for an unprecedented eight times. A sports business guru, author, and sought after speaker, Leigh has lectured on the business of sports entertainment around the world; he is routinely interviewed on national television and frequently quoted by major news organizations around the country.About TEDx:In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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