“At the age of 9, I was selling newspapers, not knowing then what the newspapers will write about me,” “the king of Las Vegas” Kirk Kerkorian said in one of his interviews.” I didn’t go to school, but I went into buying and selling businesses at an early age,” Kerkorian said. ”To be born in a poor family was not my choice. My choice was to be rich, because to be sad in a Mercedes is better than in a bus.”
Kerkorian was born in a family of immigrants from Armenia on June 6, 1917 in California. During World War II he was involved in the delivery of aircraft across the ocean for British Air Forces. In one of his interviews he admitted that for one flight he received $1,000. After the war, with the accumulated money Kirk Kerkorian began buying aircraft for resale. His money the billionaire earned on the resale of the shares of US airlines and movie studios․
In 1979, he bought 25% of the film studio Columbia Pictures. His best deal Kerkorian called the sale of land under the casino and the hotel Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
It should be noted here that the Armenian nation is proud of Kerkorian not for the fact that he was a successful businessman, but because he was a worthy Armenian. Kerkorian has greatly supported in the development of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, but he did not like to talk about it.