Porn’s Most Powerful Players 2013

Performers 100355409-triple-x-neon-sign-gettyP.600x400might take the spotlight in the porn industry, but they rarely (if ever) have any of the power.

Instead, the people pulling the strings often tend to remain behind the scenes. While some have familiar names, the majority prefer to keep a low profile. And more and more, the most powerful people in porn have no direct ties to onscreen sex.

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