18 Oct Stellar shines again as Forbes reveals list of world’s top agents
Stellar Group’s growth and success has once again been recognised by Forbes, the world’s leading business magazine.
The influential American publication’s annual examination of the most powerful people and brands in sport named Stellar as Britain’s number one agency and the third biggest football agency in the world.
Commenting that Stellar represents “some of the world’s best soccer players”, the magazine named chairman Jonathan Barnett as the 7th richest sports agent in the world – up from 9th place last year.
But while the Forbes figures demonstrate continued growth, the news comes at a time when Stellar is set for more expansion, with further moves into the American sports market as well as new offices in Europe and elsewhere.
Stellar also now also represents some of the world’s most talented names in athletics, rugby, cricket and the NFL.
“As soon as these figures come out they are out of date,” Jonathan said. “We are expanding into new markets, signing up hugely talented clients and breaking new ground everywhere.
“Players are more discerning than ever these days and know it is better to be with us. When choosing who represents them, players know they need an agent with an established track record of professionalism and success and also one that will look after them properly.
“Stellar is unique in the way we really understand the game, know how clubs work, how complex negotiations work and how to take advantage of all the commercial opportunities that are out there.
“But the main reason for being with Stellar is that we ensure you can concentrate on your sport while we work hard for you behind the scenes. We give everything our absolute best and then go even further.”
Stellar Group’s 25-year success story is based on the strong partnership between Jonathan and his partner David Manasseh and a staff roster that includes some of the most respected, hard-working agents and intermediaries in the world.
Commenting on Stellar’s continued expansion and investment, Jonathan said it was clear that clients are benefiting more than ever.
“What makes this such an exciting time for Stellar is our reach,” he added. “Football is becoming a richer and more global sport every day and our worldwide network of agents are able to open up lucrative opportunities that others simply cannot touch.”