Kirk Kerkorian

CATEGORY: Billionaires

INDUSTRY: Real Estate


WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: With only a high school diploma, Kerkorian is arguably one of the greatest business visionaries in the world. After serving as a fighter pilot in WWII he went on to buy and sell hotels, an airline, and sold and bought MGM studios three times. MGM Mirage owns more than half the hotel rooms on the Las Vegas Strip today, and last December, the 92-year-old invested in the $8.5 billion CityCenter in Las Vegas, a hub for shops, restaurants, residences, hotels, and spas.

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