How rich is Kirk Kerkorian?
Kirk Kerkorian Net Worth:
|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)|
Kirk Kerkorian net worth, wiki & biography:
As the CEO of Tracinda Corporation, his estimated net worth stands at a staggering $3.1 Billion. He now enjoys a ranking of #344 on the Forbes billionaire list. He’s the #113th rated wealthiest person in the United States.
Kirk Kerkorian Net Worth $3.1 Billion
School dropouts often do perfectly in life. Kirk Kerkorian is just another example with this. An 8th grade dropout, Kirk can also be a former boxer as well as the fighter pilot who flew in the World War II. Everything began for him when he purchased property in Vegas in 1962. He started the MGM hotel and casino after buying the movie studio in 1969. It was bigger compared to the Empire State Building. Kirk had interests in gambling because he was a former gambler himself. Nevertheless its current worth is around $1 billion.
In later years, Kirk attempted to take over the Chrysler Corporation. Yet his attempt was termed as hostile and it was foiled. Nevertheless Kirk did own 9.9% stake in General Motors (GM). He also spent around $1 billion to take over about 6% of the Ford Motor Company. But Kirk sold his position in the business in 2008 after the valuations of his stocks came down considerably. In recent years, Kirk Kerkorian has concentrated on philanthropic activities. His Fantasy Fund supports academic programs and medical research at UCLA.