Kerkorian, 93, reduces role at MGM

Kerkorian, 93, reduces role at MGM

LAS VEGAS, April 16 (UPI) -- MGM Resorts International said Kirk Kerkorian, 93, is reducing his role in the operation of the Las Vegas gambling conglomerate.

Kerkorian gives $200 million to UCLA

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor and Las Vegas casino magnate Kirk Kerkorian is giving $200 million to a California university, officials said.

Kerkorian child support adds up

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian agreed in court to double child support compensation to ex-wife Lisa Kerkorian for a child that may not even be his.

Jerome York, Apple director, dies at 71

PONTIAC, Mich., March 18 (UPI) -- Jerome B. York, a director at Apple Inc. who was said to be critically ill in a Michigan hospital, died Thursday, Apple said. He was 71.

Kerkorian gives $14M to improve Nev. life

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Kirk Kerkorian, the largest shareholder in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, has donated $14 million to found an institute to improve social conditions in Nevada.
MGM Mirage backers mull debt-for-equity

MGM Mirage backers mull debt-for-equity

LAS VEGAS, April 18 (UPI) -- Bondholders for struggling casino owner MGM Mirage are discussing swapping debt for equity stakes after a possible bankruptcy filing, sources say.

Colony ends talks with MGM Mirage

LAS VEGAS, April 10 (UPI) -- Los Angeles investment firm Colony Capital LLC has broken off talks with MGM Mirage without reaching a deal that could have bailed out the casino operator.

Ford investor concerned with departures

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian is concerned high level departures at Ford Motor Co. signal trouble at the company, a source said.

Kerkorian begins selling Ford shares

DETROIT, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Investment billionaire Kirk Kerkorian has begun to divest his portfolio of U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co. shares at a considerable loss, his company said.

Ford deal expensive for Kerkorian so far

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian has put up 50 million more shares of his Las Vegas casino MGM Mirage to back a major purchase in Ford Motor Co., records show.

Pellicano convicted in wiretapping case

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Private investigator Anthony Pellicano and lawyer Terry Christensen were convicted Friday in a Los Angeles court of conspiring to illegally wiretap a woman.

Tracinda increases stake in Ford

DEARBORN, Mich., June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's Tracinda Corp. has increased its holdings in Ford Motor Co. to 6.49 percent, official filings showed.

Ford stockholders stampede to sell shares

DETROIT, June 14 (UPI) -- A spokesman for billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian says Ford Motor Co. stockholders have stampeded to offer up hundreds of millions of shares to him.
Ford may say goodbye to Mercury brand

Ford may say goodbye to Mercury brand

DEARBORN, Mich., May 10 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. may soon retire its Mercury brand to focus its efforts on Ford and Lincoln brands, U.S. auto industry analysts say.

Tracinda fishes for 20 million Ford shares

DEARBORN, Mich., May 9 (UPI) -- Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian announced a tender offer for 20 million shares of Dearborn, Mich., automaker Ford Motor Co. Friday, an official filing shows.
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Kerkor "Kirk" Kerkorian (born June 6, 1917) is the Armenian-American president/CEO of Tracinda Corporation, his private holding company based in Beverly Hills, California. Kerkorian is known as one of the important figures in shaping Las Vegas and, with architect Martin Stern, Jr. the "father of the megaresort."

Kirk Kerkorian was born on June 6, 1917 in Fresno, California, to Armenian immigrant parents. Dropping out of school in 8th grade, he became a fairly skilled amateur boxer under the tutelage of his older brother, fighting under the name "Rifle Right Kerkorian" to win the Pacific amateur welterweight championship.

In 1939, he met Ted O'Flaherty, for whom he installed wall furnaces that heated water. O'Flaherty was taking flying lessons, and having taken no interest Kerkorian took a guest seat one day and was converted on the views of the Californian coast.

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