BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Gambler” Kirk Kerkorian | Brooklyn FansThe annals of capitalism are filled with visionaries, risk-takers and colorful personalities. Easily one of the most compelling of these figures is Kirk Kerkorian, the Armenian-American billionaire financier who played an enormous role in shaping modern-day Las Vegas, along the way also shaking up Hollywood and the auto industry. In , Kerkorian — the youngest of four children born to Armenian immigrants — began buying up land in Vegas. At his peak, Kerkorian controlled nearly half of the Strip. An attempted takeover of Chrysler in the early s would see him in and out of the auto industry for almost two decades. While many masters of the universe are known for short fuses and big egos, Kerkorian was gentle and gracious. All gifts came with strict orders that his name never be used.
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Dey St. Kirk Kerkorian was a self-made billionaire who was a daring aviator, movie mogul, risk-taker, and business tycoon who transformed Las Vegas and Hollywood to become one of the leading financiers in American business. Veteran investigative reporter and storyteller William C. The Kerkorian family came from Armenia and they owned a farm in California until they lost it due to foreclosure when Kirk was four years old. After that, they moved to Los Angeles and were penniless and moved often, staying one step ahead of more evictions. It also ushered in prolonged periods of economic uncertainty that would extend more than a decade — deep into the Great Depression.
Even for a synopsis that only a few sentences really give a broad picture of moving my imagination. He called it the leisure industry. It gave away more than a billion dollars, business writer and a national correspondent based in Chicago for five winters. He was later a roving state feature writer, much of it to his ancestral homeland after a deadly earthquake. It was unlikely to lift anytime soon.
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