Do you know the formula for success? Burger, coca cola, good show and some MJ, so we got the DreamTeam. Let’s read the last TMZnews and remember what we were talking about!
Michael Jackson: Do You Want Fries With That?
Faye told cops, “He was scared to death because AEG was funding everything. He said he would have to work at McDonalds if he didn’t do these shows.”
George A. Cohon, OC, O.Ont (born April 19, 1937) is an American-born Canadian businessman who is the founder and senior chairman ofMcDonald’s of Canada and McDonald’s of Russia.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, he received a B.Sc. from Drake University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern University School of Law. He practiced corporate law in Chicago from 1961 through 1967. In 1967 he moved to Toronto, Ontario, as the licensee of McDonald’s Corporation for Eastern Canada. In 1971, he became chairman, president and chief executive officer of McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada.
He was involved in opening McDonald’s in the former Soviet Union with the first restaurant opening in Moscow in 1990. The first restaurant was at the time McDonald’s biggest, and was opened with minimal involvement from the U.S. parent company, for political reasons. It accepted only Russian rubles, not hard currency, and in the early days, the line to enter the restaurant could be several hours long. Due to Soviet supply shortages, the company created its own supply chain in the Soviet Union, including farms and packaging. At the 1991 G7 Summit in London,Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney (Cohon’s personal friend) personally complained to Mikhail Gorbachev about the difficulties Cohon was experiencing doing business in the Soviet Union.
He is the founder of Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provides accommodation for families whose children are receiving medical treatment, in Canada and in Russia.
He is a member of the board of directors of McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited, Royal Bank of Canada and Astral Media Inc. He was a member of Board of Governors of York University between 1982 and 1995.
He became a Canadian citizen in 1975. He was awarded the Order of Ontario in 2000. In 1987 he was made a Member of the Order of Canadaand was promoted to Officer in 1992.
He wrote an auto-biography, To Russia With Fries. His son, Mark Cohon, is the Canadian Football League’s 12th commissioner.
His business card can be redeemed for a free Big Mac at any McDonald’s location in Canada and Russia.
And here is his son also known as Coca-Cola Kid.
Craig Cohon chairs the Board at Worn Again and is Vice Chairman of Cirque du Soleil Russia. Prior to this he spent 8 years owning and running his own international development strategic advisor firm that built businesses in India and Africa. This included a modern clean energy enterprise with BP for rural Indian women.
Previously Craig had a 14-year executive-level career at Coca-Cola Company. He started their operations in Soviet Union in 1990 and lived in Moscow for 4 years. He ran marketing in Northern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and was the Coca-Cola brand director worldwide. He served as director of Learning Strategy for three years and in 2000 served as deputy division president for the Northwest Europe Division.
In 1993, Cohon received an Honorary Doctorate of Economics from Moscow International University. In 2000, the World Economic Forum named him “A Global Leader for Tomorrow.” Cohon earned his BA in liberal arts at the University of Western Ontario. Craig is an avid international traveler and investor and Chairman of Worn Again in London and serves on many charitable boards. He has two great children. He splits his time between Moscow, Stockholm, Montreal and London.
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This post by Nataly www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php
After reading Olgeya’s and Arven’s post about Michael’s shareholding in the Hotel in Africa (Out of Africa…), I wanted to know more about the former owner of it – Sol Kerzner http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol_Kerzner.
Why is it this hotel network? Sun City? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_City,_North_West
Did Michael decide to invest his money and to become a shareholder?
Michael became interested in Africa after his meeting with Nelson Mandela.
Michael has met Sol supposedly in 1998 or may be even earlier. And in 1998 Michael
had already performed at the opening of Sol’s new hotel “Atlantis” on the Bahamas
Later, Michael loved to stay at this hotel in the suite for 25000$ per night.
Sol as a successful businessman should know a lot of famous people of his country…and not only of his country.
Sol Kerzner and Nelson Mandela:
His close relationships with Mandela be beyond any doubt because Sol has helped to pay for wedding of Nelson’s daughter Sol and Donald Trump (Sol’s wife in the claret red dress):
In 1999 the The Guardian posted an article that Michael has bought 27 % of Sun International holding. The deal was appraised at 40 million pounds.
Sun International company was founded in 1993 and later in 2002 renamed in Kerzner International Holdings Limited.
Also Michael and co have thought about building of a theme park in Namibia and the establishment of an Orphanage in Swaziland as the tourism project.
Let’s move to Vegas.
In 2007 it was decided to open a new resort in Vegas. To manage this project should our Sol.
And the distribution of shares between the joint venture Kerzner International Holdings Limited and MGM Mirage was 50/50: Sol’s money/ MGM’s territory. But Sol Kerzner owns 27% of MGM Mirage. So…Michael also takes his profit http://www.onlinecasinocrawler.com/blog_mgm-mirage-signs-deal.php
Also Sol Kerzner made a stab at O2. A super-casino was planned by Mr Kerzner’s company and Anshutz Entertainment Group, which developed and operates what is now known as The 02, as part of the liberalisation of Britain’s casino market.
But after the Government granted a single trial super-casino licence to Manchester in January 2007, AEG announced that the casino would not be built in the near future.
Mindmap “Greatest show on Earth”
It is very interesting article for the entire period of 2007. The exclusive interview with Michael Jackson
In http://olgeya-humayer.livejournal.com/2691.html I was refer to the one article.
Unfortunately it is removed from the expanses of the Internet, so I will post it here. After reading this article a lot of things has emerged in the one image.
In his exclusive interview Michael Jackson talks about his new life in Las Vegas and about his comeback.
The long awaited return of king of Pop status to Michael Jackson has begun. It was planned by a mysterious British magnat in the entertainment business