One Of Las Vegas' Billionaire Godfathers Kidnapped?May 20, 2013 3:31 pm
Kirk Kerkorian, nicknamed “the smiling cobra,” was one of Sin Citys’ early developers and helped build some of Las Vegas’ most iconic hotels, such as Caeser’s Palace and the MGM Grand. Now, however, the 95 year old billionaire has gone missing and according to his ex-wife Lisa Bonder Kerkorian, 47, is being held captive by his lawyers.
American businessman Kerkor Kerkorian is the CEO of Tracinda Corporation, and saw his wealth rise to $16 billion in 2008, before a stock market recession saw his his net worth reduced to around $3 billion. Kerkorian has been married three times with his last marriage to Lisa Bonder lasting just 28 days back in 1999. Now, the ex-tennis star is convinced Kirk Kerkorian has been prevented from seeing his 15-year-old daughter, Kira, for over five years with all attempted communications thwarted by his advisers at Tracinda Corporation.
Ironically, Kira isn’t even Kerkorian’s biological daughter but he raised her as his own up until 5 years ago and still gives her $100,000 a month in child support. In attempting to explain the bizarre rumour now circulating about the 95 year-old billionaire, it has been suggested in the New York Post that her mother is concerned about what will happen after Kirk Kerkorian dies and his child support obligations expire.
Nevertheless, apparently Kerkorian has not been seen in public or at any of his favourite restaurants for several months, including the Polo Lounge restaurant at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Meanwhile, Tracinda Corporation representatives have vehemently denied claims of keeping Kirk Kerkorian hostage, and released a statement to TMZ, explaining that “there are no facts to support Bonder’s claims and therefore no merit whatsoever to the allegations she has made.”