Mark J. Wattles
CEO, Hollywood Entertainment
From a single store in Portland, Oregon, in 1988, Hollywood has grown to become the world’s second largest video chain, with more than 1,800 stores. On 03 Feb 2005, he abruptly resigned amid a bidding war for his company. He had agreed to take the company private with the help of Leonard Green, but the board responded to pressure from shareholders to accept other bids.