Who is Sol Kerzner
11 June 2008
His family successfully started a hotel chain. After Kerzner graduated as a Chartered Accountant, he took over the running of the hotels and eventually went on to create the most successful hotel group in South Africa: Sun International. Sol Kerzner is currently Chairman of the Board of Kerzner International, which is located on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
Playing off of the Sun City resort success, Kerzner got involved in international hotel and gambling resorts; with his most notable role being the innovative developer behind the famous Atlantis resort in the Bahamas. Kerzner quickly scored a hit with this beautiful resort.
With the location prime and the population ready, Atlantis quickly became one of the world's most famous resorts. Kerzner's latest major development was suggested to be a proposed giant casino, which would be built on the site of the Millennium Dome in London. Though when the decision to give a Super Casino license was granted by the UK Government, the license went to Manchester instead, a proposal that Kerzner was reported to be involved in.
The newly world-famous Dubai has also caught the attentions of this entrepreneur. Apart from his company One&Only Resorts managing seven five-star luxury resorts in the Bahamas, Mexico, Mauritius, and the Maldives, a new Atlantis on the Palm in Dubai seems to be Kerzner's next step.
Through a joint venture with the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, he also developed and managed the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville. Though his company, TCA (Trading Cove Associates), relinquished management of the resort in 2002, Kerzner will still receive a 5% dividend on the gross revenue generated by the casino until 2014.
As one could expect from any casino and hotel mogul, a black cloud has often followed closely over Kerzner's head. During his role as a gambling resort developer, he has repeatedly been investigated for corruption in his practices, but none of the investigations resulted in a conviction.
In 1985, Sun City was a target of an anti-Apartheid rock album by a group of musicians who call themselves Artists United Against Apartheid. On October 11th, 2006, Kerzner's heir, Howard, died when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed near Sosua, in the Puerto Plata province of the Dominican Republic.
With his storied professional career spanning over 40 years, his personal life has been equally diverse. Kerzner has been married four times and currently married to Heather nee Murphy.
His private life suddenly mirrored his professional life in the ‘90s when Kerzner, dating a model named Christina Estrada, suddenly broke it off and married her best friend, Heather. In 1974, he also married winner of the Miss World title, Anneline Kriel. Kerzner International is still a powerhouse corporation today, controlling some of the world's most lavish casinos and resorts.
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|"Have an idea ide like to share with him for sun city would like to be able to email him would someone be so kind to help me get hold of him in any way?"|
|"YOU ROCK SOL... I LIKE YOU"|
|"As an aspiring young business man,i would like to get more info on Sol.What up's and down did he go through during his 40year career.Was there a time he got bankrupt? "|
|"He is obnoxious, and plays up to celebreties and politicians using bribes and sleazy antics. He is the king of sleaze!!! His women are bimbo candy who would do ANYTHING for money.. EWWWWWW!!!! Can you imagine?!?"|
|"he has never been a good person and his women are prostituting their bodies for money. Seriously - who believes its for LOVE? ROFL and LOL!!!!"|
|"great rewards go to people who comsistantly work to better their lives. well done sol"|
|"i thought it was very impressive"|
|"wow great man!! keep going u will truly reach your goals!!! i wish it was me."|
|"I would like to get his e-mail address. Please send it to [email protected]"|
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