Ken Kragen

Legendary Pop Music Manager

A graduate of Harvard Business School, Ken Kragen’s distinguished career  has touched on  nearly  every  aspect  of  the  music  and  entertainment  industries.    He has managed some of the world's most important entertainers, including Kenny Rogers, Lionel Richie, Trisha Yearwood, Olivia Newton-John, and The Bee Gees. His  belief  that “it is  much  easier to  accomplish  the  impossible  than  the  ordinary”  has  enabled  him  to  organize  the historic  recording  session “We  are  the  World”;  create Hands  Across  America, a continuous  line  of  six  million  people  holding  hands  from  the  Pacific  to  the  Atlantic Ocean;  and  stage NetAid,  an  unprecedented  global  charity  event  merging  Cisco System’s  technology  with  the  United  Nations’  war  on  poverty.  Ken  is  one  of  the  few private  citizens  to  receive  the  prestigious United  Nation’s  Peace  Metal among  many other  awards.  Kragen  is  also  the  author  of  the  best-selling  book "Life  is  a  Contact Sport".