Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian dead at age 98

June 16, 2015 3:39 PM

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Billionaire investor, casino mogul and real estate titan Kirk Kerkorian, 98, who played an influential role in the rise of Las Vegas and once tried unsuccessfully to take over automaker Chrysler, died Monday night. The cause was not immediately known.

"MGM Resorts and our family of 62,000 employees are honoring the memory of a great man, a great business leader, a great community leader, an innovator, and one of our country's greatest generation," MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said in a statement. "Mr. Kerkorian combined brilliant busi...

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