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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Kerkor Kerkorian [10] was born on June 6, in Fresno, Californiato immigrant parents of Armenian origin. Picture yourself a street kid succcess the Los Angeles of the early s, he says. English View all editions and formats Rating: Subjects Kerkorian, Kirk, — Many remember his passive investment in Chrysler. 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.

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.

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After Daimler-Chrysler announced they were interested in selling the Chrysler division on February 14, large investors such as Cerberus Capital ManagementThe Blackstone Group and Magna International each announced intentions to bid on the company.

He started going there inflying high rollers from L.

Kerkorian could pass for a youth of Finally realizing that sort of gambling didn’t pay off, he says, “I shortened the play. Two years later, Chrysler management agreed to be acquired by German automaker Daimler-Benz. He doesn’t have another period in mind successs that would require too much thinking about what has gone before — but there’s a lot of competition. Since the country declared its independence inhe na been its benefactor to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.


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A final reason is simply impatience. During lunch, the friend would stop at Alhambra Airport, where he would take a Piper Cub up for a brief flight.

Kerkorian: an American success story.

Archived from the original on September 13, 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. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Private equity investors Venture capitalists Corporate raiders. He’s not reclusive, just quiet. Dial Torgerson Find more information about: InLily Kerkorian, Kirk’s mother, discovered she was pregnant.

Ends Talks With Renault and Nissan”. You draw a line in the dirt and pitch pennies — if not for money, for bottle tops. Home About Help Search.

Nicey Nice — and when have good guys ever finished first or made anything like Kerkorian’s estimated million bucks? Ahron Kerkorian, Kirk’s father, was an entrepreneur. Exactly a century ago, his father left Armenia for the San Joaquin Valley.

Write a review Rate this item: But there’s another explanation for Kerkorian’s reticence: His formal education ended after the eighth grade when he left Jacob Riis, a school for delinquent boys at Sixth and Main streets in Los Angeles, and he thinks his conversation betrays it.


Sugerman is speaking in the past tense because some of the fun has gone. Archived from the original on August 15, Your request to send this item has been completed. Kirk’s not like that,” Converse says.

Kerkorian: an American success story

Later was almost too late — in Vegas, he discovered oil had leaked everywhere. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. An American Success Story By. National Hero of Armenia [2]. You are now following this newsletter.

The marriage produced Kerkorian’s two daughters, Tracy and Linda, whose names serve as a portmanteau for Kerkorian’s personal holding company, Tracinda Corporation, likewise, his charitable organisation, the Lincy Foundation.


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He would never conceive of naming a Las Vegas hotel casino after suuccess, the way his competitor Steve Wynn just did. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kirk Kerkorian. Kerkorian’s office has a big desk, a small table and a couch. Yet it’s possible that he has no master plan for GM, and simply believes it’s a good buy.