Saturday, April 16, 2011

Kirk Kerkorian Retiring from MGM Board

MGM Resorts International announced this week that founder and major shareholder Kirk Kerkorian will be stepping down from the Board of Directors. This is essentially a retirement for the almost 94 year old Kerkorian, although he will still remain with the company in an advisory role.

Kirk Kerkorian's time in Las Vegas dates back to the early 1960's. He is probably most well known in Vegas for opening the International hotel (now Las Vegas Hilton), the original MGM Grand (now Bally's) and the current MGM Grand.

For a good biography of Kirk Kerkorian with lots of cool old pictures, check out In Old Las Vegas.