Presentation on theme: "John W. Kluge German billionaire. I was Born September 21, 1914—I died September 7, 2012 I'm From Chemnitz Germany Emigrated to America in 1922."— Presentation transcript:
John W. Kluge German billionaire
I was Born September 21, 1914—I died September 7, 2012 I'm From Chemnitz Germany Emigrated to America in 1922
Famous multibillionaire I'm most famous for my company Metromedia. I died at 95 with a small fortune of 6.5 billion dollars—after countless of large donations over many years. I was the 35 th richest man in America when I died, at one time, I was the #1 richest.
Famous philanthropist philanthropy (fɪˈlænθrəpɪ) — n, pl -pies 1. the practice of performing charitable or benevolent actions 2. love of mankind in general [C17: from Late Latin philanthrōpia, from Greek: love of mankind, from philos loving + anthrōpos man] phi'lanthropist — n philanthrope
Coming to America I came to America in 1922 when i was around 7 or 8 years old My first job was at about 11 at a Ford assembly line.
I won an scholarship to Columbia university, which was later doubled. I repaid the college with a donation of 400 million dollars. And attended Wayne State University Graduated with a B.A. In economics
Founder of Metromedia I purchased Metromedia in the mid 1950s a company successor to DuMont Television Network* which couldn’t compete with other competition
What is Metromedia? Metromedia is the largest television and broadcasting network in America founding and numerous popular TV and radio shows across the country including fox television network
I founded and ran two hundred companies mostly in media. At 95 I never retired but was one of the wealthiest businessmen in the world I was in the us army for 4 years
Interests I love Contemporary Indigenous Australian art and I enjoy collecting artwork. I love my estates in Virginia and Florida
My love life I was married and divorced four times with a three children. Samantha. Joseph and John Jr (adopted)