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How I Made It: Maker Studios strategy chief Courtney Holt
How I Made It: Maker Studios strategy chief Courtney Holt

The gig: Courtney Holt is chief strategy officer at Maker Studios, a Culver City media company that manages and develops major YouTube personalities such as PewDiePie and produces online programming such as "Epic Rap Battles of History." Its 55,000 YouTube channels draw more than 9 billion monthly views, most of them from millennials. Founded in 2009, Maker was purchased by Walt Disney Co. this year in a deal worth up to $950 million. Education: Bachelor's degree in film from Boston University. Personal: Lives in Silver Lake with his wife, Carrie, a film and TV costume supervisor; their 10-year-old daughter, Stella; and their 8-year-old son, Sam. A longtime Clippers fan,...

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