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|Birth date:||June 6, 1917, Fresno, California, United States|
|Death date:||June 15, 2015, Beverly Hills, California, United States|
|Birth place:||Fresno, California, USA|
|Height:||5' 11" (1.8 m)|
|Profession:||Businessperson, Investor, Financier, Philanthropist, CEO and chairman of Tracinda Corporation|
|Education:||Morton Air Academy|
|Spouse:||Lisa Bonder (m. 1998–1998), Jean Maree Hardy (m. 1954–1983), Hilda Schmidt (m. 1942–1951)|
|Children:||Tracy Kerkorian, Linda Kerkorian|
|Parents:||Ahron Kerkorian, Lily Kerkorian|
|Awards:||Honorary citizen of Armenia (1998), National Hero of Armenia (2004)|
|Movies:||purchased the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio (1969)|
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Kirk Kerkorian net worth & biography:Kirk Kerkorian Net Worth: Known by his nickname “the grinning cobra”, Kerkorian is regarded as among the crucial figures in formation Las Vegasas we are aware of it now. Not having interest in formal schooling, he dropped out of school in the 8th grade becoming a boxer. He delivered supplies over the Atlantic on routes that will crash one out of every four airplanes. Following the war, having saved most of his wages, Kerkorian spent $5,000 on a Cessna. In 1962, Kerkorian purchased 80 acres in Vegas, across the Las Vegas Strip in the Flamingo, for $960,000.In 1969, he purchased a controlling position in the Metro Goldwyn Mayer film studio, and he went on to start the first MGM Grand Hotel and Casino (now Bally’s Las Vegas) in 1973. The MGM Grand Reno, followed in 1978. Over time, MGM has grown to become the second-largest gambling business on the planet by sales. Nevertheless, Kerkorian stepped down as its chairman in 2011 and became the first manager emeritus. Despite selling $750 million worth of shares of MGM International Resorts lately, he recently declared that he’s considering improving his position inside via his private investment firm, Tracinda. He’s also had an on again/off again relationship with all the American auto industry, among other interests and business ventures. Most recently, Kirk Kerkorian has committed himself on philanthropic actions, which comprise his Dream Fund which supports academic programs and medical research at UCLA. Kirk Kerkorian expired on June 16, 2015 at the age of 98.
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|1||During the 1930s, he occasionally worked for forty cents an hour as a laborer at MGM. In 1969, he was so wealthy that he bought the legendary studio.|
|2||US-born Kerkorian is the world's richest Armenian, USSR-born Sergei Parajanov is the world's most famous Armenian filmmaker.|
|3||American financier; billionaire, chairman and major stockholder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corporation; real estate investor; purchaser of the Las Vegas Strip's Flamingo Hotel; builder of the International Hotel, which opened on July 2, 1969, and was at the time the largest in the world; and founder of Trans International Airlines Corporation. He was also a good friend of Cary Grant.|
|1||There was a time I was aiming at $100,000. Then I thought I'd have it made if I got a million dollars. Now it isn't the money.|
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