Billionaire Las Vegas mogul Kirk Kerkorian dies at 98


Posted on the 16th of June 2015

Billionaire Las Vegas mogul Kirk Kerkorian dies at 98

Born in Fresno, California, on June 6, 1917 to Armenian immigrant parents, Kirk Kerkorian was the youngest of four children. During the 1920s, his parents lost their farm as a result of financial difficulties. Kerkorian worked hard to help out his parents. He dropped out of school at the age of 16 and chartered his own course in life. Kerkorian became a very successful businessman who went on to become a Las Vegas casino tycoon, Hollywood mogul, airline owner and an auto industry investor. At the time of his death, he was worth approximately, $4.2 billion according to Forbes magazine, after his investments took a hit in 2008, when he was worth $16 billion. Kerkorian saw himself as a “small-town boy who got lucky.”

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