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consultant , Motion picture company executive

Kirk Kerkorian, American investor, former motion picture company executive, consultant. Named one of 50 Most Generous Philanthropists, Fortune Magazine, 2005, World's Richest People, Forbes Magazine, since 1999, Forbes 400: Richest Americans, since 1999.

Background

Kerkorian, Kirk was born on June 6, 1917 in Fresno, California, United States. Son of Ahron and Lily Kerkorian.

Education

Student in public schools, Los Angeles.

Career

Commercial airline pilot, from 1940. Founder Los Angeles Air Service (later Trans International Airlines Corporation), 1948, International Leisure Corporation, 1968. Co-chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer Tracinda Corporation, since 1969.

Controlling stockholder Western Airlines, 1970. Chief Executive Officer Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., Culver City, California, 1973-1974, chairman executive committee, vice-chairman board, 1974-1979, director, since 1996. Controlling stockholder Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Communications Company.

Board directors Tracinda. Board of directors Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Mirage, since 1987. Served as captain Transport Command Royal Air Force, 1942-1944.

Membership

Served as captain Transport Command Royal Air Force, 1942-1944.

Connections

Married Hilda Schmidt, January 24, 1942 (divorced September 27, 1951). Married Jean Maree Hardy, December 5, 1954 (divorced 1983). Children: Tracy, Linda.

Married Lisa Bonder, August 13, 1998 (divorced 1999).

father:
Ahron Kerkorian

mother:
Lily Kerkorian

spouse:
Hilda Schmidt

spouse:
Jean Maree Hardy

spouse:
Lisa Bonder

child:
Tracy Kerkorian

child:
Linda Kerkorian