Market

Loren and Jr Ridinger

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

In the 90’s, the Ridinger’s birthed a marketing concept that would revolutionize the world of online shopping. Flash forward and Market America is one of the world’s top internet sites. The acquisition of SHOP.COM last year facilitated the company’s 2012 expansion into the UK. Next on the agenda, Mexico, as MA brings its revolutionary business plan to yet another market. Other new initiatives include Yours by Loren, a jewelry collection which debuted to rave reviews on HSN; Motives for La La, a spin-off of the existing Motives Cosmetics brand in collaboration with La La Anthony which provides products for women of every shade; and Meeton.com, a social video streaming concept where subscribers can interact via live-video with A-list celebrities and public figures through multi-platform integration.

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Donald And Lisa Pliner

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Donald Pliner is a visionary designer who launched his namesake design line for luxury men’s and women’s footwear and accessories with his first retail location in Beverly Hills, California in 1967. His luxury products quickly garnered the attention of Hollywood stars, with nearly 65% of his customers working in the entertainment industry. His wife Lisa works, who works as creative director, trained at Parsons School of Design in Paris and launched her signature collection in the fall of 2010.

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Larsa and Scottie Pippen

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Scottie was Michael Jordan’s right-hand man on the Chicago Bulls, which won an outstanding six championships thanks to the unstoppable duo. His wife, Larsa, is a former model who married the basketball great in 1997. Together, the Pippens are a model couple.

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Jorge Pérez

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Pérez’s company has a tagline of “redefining cities and skylines,” and it lives up to that reputation. Since its inception, Related Group leads South Florida as the top multi-family developer. With big projects under his belt like the ICON Brickell, and South Beach, Apogee, Murano Grande, Murano Portofino and new projects like Apogee Beach, Pérez is a detail-oriented developer, architect and avid design enthusiast in a league of his own.

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R. Donahue and Katrina Peebles

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

As the CEO and chairman of the Coral Gables-based Peebles Corporation, R. Donahue “Don” Peebles is the owner of the largest African-American real estate development firm in the country. Peebles Corp. has teamed up with Mardi Gras Hotel and Casino and the JV, renaming themselves Mardi-Gras Inn Ltd. to develop a $2 billion hotel and resort development project in Las Vegas. His wife, Katrina serves on the board of directors of The Peebles Corporation and brings more than twenty years of experience in real estate.

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