Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Bill Asher, co-chairman and co-owner of Vivid Entertainment, grew up in the small farm town of Paris, Illinois. He later moved to Hanover, New Hampshire to earn a BA from Dartmouth College in political science and then moved to Los Angeles to earn an MBA at the University of Southern California. Throughout his career, Bill Asher has launched more than 25 successful companies in various entertainment and bar industries.
Vivid Entertainment, a leader in adult entertainment, was best known for its famous Vivid Girls, such as Jenna Jameson, Savanna Samson and Tera Patrick. Vivid Girls were deemed the most recognizable talent in the adult industry. As Vivid evolved, it took on new genres such has superhero parodies and alt porn (a subculture of porn that focused on gothic and punk talent). Eventually, Vivid would become the industry leader in the celebrity sex tape genre. With over 20 celebrity sex tapes in their collection, Vivid Entertainment dominates the industry in this category.
In 2014, Thrillist Entertainment ranked Vivid’s top 10 celebrity sex tapes. The article featured Vivid’s most popular content such as Vince Neil, Tila Tequila, and Tiger Woods’ mistresses. Other tapes include former WWE personality Chyna and “Kendra Exposed,” starring Playboy Playmate Kendra Wilkinson. However, Vivid’s number one, top grossing celebrity sex tape is “Kim Kardashian Superstar.” Kardashian stars in this sex tape with her then boyfriend, hip-hop star Ray J (born William Ray Norwood Jr.).