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Micky Arison

Micky Arison is an Israeli-American businessman. He is Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Corporation, the world's largest cruise operator, and owner of the NBA's Miami Heat.


  • Ethnicity: The Arison family is an Israeli-American business family. Moshe and Sarah Arisohn immigrated to Turkish-ruled Palestine from Romania in 1882, and were among the founders of the town of Zikhron Ya'akov.

  • Micky Arison is the son of Ted Arison, co-founder of the Carnival Corporation, with Meshulam Riklis. His sister is Shari Arison.

  • Education

    • He attended University of Miami but dropped out.


    • From 1979 until 2013, he was Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Corporation, the world's largest cruise operator, and owner of the NBA's Miami Heat. On June 25, 2013, Carnival Corporation announced Arison was being replaced as CEO by Arnold W. Donald, who had served on the company's board for 12 years. Arison continues to serve as chairman of the board. He resides in Bal Harbour, Florida. Arison owns two 200 foot yachts which he uses as homes.

    Major achievements

    • In 420, Forbes magazine calculated Arison's wealth at $5.9 billion, making him the 169th wealthiest person in the world. In 2009, he earned $7,201,110, which included a base salary of $880,000, a cash bonus of $2,206,116, stocks granted of $3,618,481, and other compensation totaling $496,513.
    • Micky Arison has been the owner of the Miami Heat since 1995, a total of 19 years. Arison's Miami Heat won the 2006 National Basketball Association Finals, 2012 National Basketball Association Finals, and 2013 National Basketball Association Finals


    Denomination: Judaism


    • Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (chairman)


    • father: Ted Arison - Israel - businessman
      Ted Arison (1924-1999), Israeli businessman, was born as Theodore Arisohn in Tel Aviv in 1924, during the British Mandate.
    • mother: Mina Arison - Israel
    • Sister: Shari Arison - Israel - philanthropist, Businesswoman
      Shari Arison, was born in 1957 in New York, is an American-born Israeli businesswoman and philanthropist, one of Israel's wealthiest women. She is the owner of several business companies, the largest among them Bank Hapoalim, and of several philanthropic organizations that are subsidiaries of The Ted Arison Family Foundation. Shari is one of The B Team B Leaders.

      As of 2011, she is Israel's richest woman.
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    • 1979 - 2013
      Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Corporation



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