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The most powerful people in porn

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Porn's Most Powerful

While red hot stars in the porn industry come and go, the behind-the-scenes power players tend to lead more stable professional lives. But as the industry has changed in recent years, some of the most powerful people in adult entertainment have started to transition, as well.

Some of the names below may be familiar, but odds are you won't know them all. These are the people who generally prefer to keep a low profile, focusing instead on the bottom line.

CNBC.com spoke with a variety industry insiders, ranging from executives to stars, to get their thoughts on who the true power brokers in the world of porn are today.

—By Chris Morris, special to CNBC.com
Posted 20 Jan. 2015

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