Chris Hughes - The New Republic
Chris Hughes, a former Facebook executive, purchased The New Republic in 2012, announcing massive changes in the magazine to transform it into a "vertically integrated digital media company." The changes led to a swarm of resignations
from top editors and complaints from its former owner that the magazine was now unrecognizable by abandoning it's "liberal tradition." The magazine even briefly suspended publication
in the wake of all the upheaval. But in 2016
, Hughes sold The New Republic to Win McCormack, saying
he "f---ed up" and underestimated the challenges.