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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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At the moment, Kerkorian’s desk succeas actually quite cluttered, but he says this is atypical. Credit Lyonnais invested significant sums to revive the moribund studio and eventually sold it back to Kerkorian in Archived from the original on March 5, Kerkorian’s bid, while not expected, was not surprising given his long involvement in the U. Maybe, the optimists think, Kerkorian can spark management into saving GM, somehow pumping up its sales while slashing its healthcare costs.

In a amefican where you are what you drive, he drives a Jeep Grand Cherokee. In Time magazine named him the 10th largest donor in the US.

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Kerkorian: an American success story.

Picture yourself a street kid in the Los Angeles of the early s, he says. Kerkorian’s office has a big desk, a small table and a couch.

Archived from the original on March 16, At nearly 6 feet, he was taller than opponents duccess his weight class, giving his arms a longer reach.


Retrieved June 17, His involvement began inwhen with the assistance of retired Chrysler chairman and CEO Lee IacoccaKerkorian staged a takeover attempt of the Chrysler Corporation. He’s been away at the Cannes Film Festival, which he enjoyed from the deck of his foot yacht, the October Rose. In exchange for flying lessons from pioneer aviator Pancho Barneshe agreed to milk and look after her cattle.

Chrysler’s management treated the takeover as hostile, and after a lengthy battle, Kerkorian canceled his plans and sold his Chrysler stake in On one nonstop flight, Kerkorian broke the old record of 8 hours and 56 minutes — but the other plane on the trip had gone even faster, diminishing his achievement.

There’s only one thing whose appeal has remained constant: Citations are based on reference standards. He became a student, paying for the lesson but not the extra 50 cents to rent a parachute. This anonymity lets Kerkorian take his girlfriend to movies in Century City and Westwood without attracting attention. By Octoberthe investment had lost two thirds of its value, and he began selling. I’ll check it out later, he decided. A History of Cable Television.

Keroorian them simply is what keeps him rich.

But it wasn’t quite exciting enough for Kerkorian. He goes into his hotels and the staff doesn’t recognize him, which is the way he likes it. Kirk first wanted to be a boxer like his older brother Nish. Presley brought in some 4, customers and potential gamblersevery day, for 30 days straight, breaking in the process all attendance records in the county’s history. The press nicknamed him Rifle Right Kerkorian. Kerkorian on a stamp of Armenia.


An avenue, a plaza, a city — you name it, why not? Kirk’s not like that,” Converse says. Write a review Rate this item: His lawyer, Terry Christensen, has watched him invest for 35 years.

He offered to have Bear, Stearns analysts prepare an in-depth report on Chrysler’s prospects. Retrieved July 16, Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kirk Kerkorian. Since the country declared its independence inhe has been its benefactor to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.

He then bid on some war surplus bombers, using money on loan from the Seagram family. Please verify that you sucvess not a robot.

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Private equity investors Venture capitalists Corporate raiders. On another nonstop he was flying solo when the winds died in mid-ocean. English View all editions and formats. 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. The kdrkorian dollar mistake learning the art of investing through the missteps of legendary investors.