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Ryan Kavanaugh’s Theory of Relativity

It’s late afternoon in the middle of the week and Ryan Kavanaugh leans back in a glass-walled Beverly Hills office, dressed in his usual uniform of jeans, white shirt, white socks and blue sneakers, unfazed about the “s*** [people] talk about me.”

His casual clothing has come to define him as much as Armani suits once defined CAA. Jesse Cohn, his mentor at Elliott Management (Relativity’s primary Wall Street backer), recently presented him with a puppet replica of Albert Einstein sitting in a director’s chair, wearing the same outfit. Cohn also wrote a check for $50,000 to one of Kavanaugh’s favorite charities, Art of Elysium.