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ALEXANDRA COOPER

- —Abigail Freeman, Haniyah Philogene and Kristin Stoller

Age: 27 • Executive Producer, Call Her Daddy

In 2020, two years after founding the wildly popular sex-and-dating podcast Call Her Daddy, Cooper and her cohost, Sofia Franklyn, went through a public breakup over intellectu­al property. Cooper came out victorious, striking a deal with Barstool Sports, which agreed to give her full IP rights if she’d do the podcast solo with Barstool for one year. She left Barstool this past summer after landing a three-year licensing agreement with Spotify reportedly worth north of $60 million, making her one of America’s highest-paid female podcasters. “I didn’t go to business school,” Cooper says. “I didn’t know any of this stuff, trademarks and the importance of the IP.” But she knows now. Today, millions of listeners tune in to a more mature version of the podcast, which focuses on mental health with guests such as Miley Cyrus, Chelsea Handler and Tiffany Haddish.

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