Kerkorian: An American Success Story. Front Cover. Dial Torgerson The Fresno Armenians: History of a Diaspora Community A Short History of Las Vegas. Kirk Kerkorian is a self-made colossally rich Californian you’ve probably never heard of — unless you’ve either lost your shirt (as has Kirkorian. Get this from a library! Kerkorian: an American success story.. [Dial Torgerson].

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Kirk knows when to stop. Buyout Venture Growth Mezzanine Secondaries. Here’s one safe bet: It had billions in debt and billions more in unfunded pension liabilities. Kerkorian was active in philanthropy through his charitable foundation, The Lincy Foundation, named after his daughters, Linda and Tracy.

There are few personal touches beyond the photos of Tracy and Linda, the children from his long-dissolved marriage to former Las Vegas dancer Jean Hardy. No matter how old you are, he once told a friend, you’ve got to act as if you have 15 more good years.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Exactly a century ago, his father left Armenia for the San Joaquin Valley. He decides his betting limit and if he loses it, even after only five stofy, he walks away. It’s discreet to the point of invisibility. Kirk’s not like that,” Converse says. Kerkorian sold MGM’s distribution system inand gradually distanced himself from the daily operation of the studio.

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Kerkorian: an American success story.

Please verify that you are not a robot. On August 10,the Los Angeles Times reported that Kerkorian’s attorneys were being sued by Bonder because of their connection to former high-profile private investigator Anthony Pellicanowho in began serving a fifteen-year prison sentence for running a wiretapping scheme.

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He became a student, paying for the lesson but not the extra 50 cents to rent a parachute. Armenians and the World: Unlike many moguls, his ego isn’t stroked by appearing in the press — this interview, which he did reluctantly but graciously, is a very rare exception.

They were preparing to ditch when the coast, and the airfield, finally came in sight.

On October 21, Tracinda sold the 7. After only 8 months the MGM Grand reopened. Kerkorian could pass for a youth of At nearly succeess feet, he was taller than opponents in his weight class, giving his arms a longer reach. An avenue, a plaza, a city — you name it, why not? Two years later, Chrysler management agreed to be acquired by German automaker Daimler-Benz.

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He was a great engineer. The name field is required. He knew he could sell it for nearly twice that on the mainland. Kerkorian and his three-man crew threw their luggage and everything else that wasn’t nailed down off the plane, trying to lighten it.

As time went on his natural impatience increased, which was a bad quality in a pilot. You are shccess following this newsletter. Kerkorian denies any plans to exert an influence. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. Maybe, the optimists think, Kerkorian can spark management into saving GM, somehow pumping up its sales while slashing its healthcare costs.


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Now he plays several times a week, often in a doubles competition with buddies affectionately named “the grudge match. Later was almost too late — in Vegas, he discovered oil had leaked everywhere. Although accounts claim the risk was that one in four planes failed to make it, [13] the actual rate was closer to one in forty. He also owned minority interest in Columbia Pictures but his holdings were thwarted by the Justice Department who filed an antitrust suit due to his owning stock in two studios.

The billion dollar mistake learning the art of investing through the missteps of legendary investors. On Monday, Kerkorian turned 88, an age at which most moguls would be taking it real slow.

Three times — inand — Kerkorian built the largest hotel in the world in Las Vegas. Torgerson, Dial, Kerkorian: