Isaac Larian

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Isaac Larian
اسحاق لاریان
Born (1954-03-28) 28 March 1954 (age 60)
Kashan, Iran
Ethnicity Persian Jewish
Occupation Founder and CEO, MGA Entertainment
Net worth Increase US$ 1.2 billion (March 2014)[1]
Spouse(s) Angela Neman
Children Cameron Larian
Jason Larian
Jasmin Larian

Isaac Larian (Persian: اسحاق لاریان‎, born March 28, 1954 in Kashan, Iran) is the Chief Executive Officer of MGA Entertainment,[2] the biggest privately owned toy company in the world.

Biography[edit]

Born to a Jewish family in Iran,[2] Larian arrived to the United States alone at the age of 17. After graduating from California State University, Los Angeles in civil engineering, he started a business exporting electronic goods. Later in 2000, he expanded the company to include the creation, development and marketing of the Bratz doll. Two of the dolls bear the names of his children, son Cameron and daughter Jasmin (although her doll uses the Persian spelling Yasmin). Currently his third child doesn't have a Bratz doll, but that can change with the next release.

Larian has 3 sisters and one brother. He is married to Angela Neman and they have three children.

He was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the consumer products category in 2004. He was also named the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007. His motto, "Fortune favors the bold" is displayed throughout MGA's building.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Forbes Billionaires: Isaac Larian March 2014
  2. ^ a b Bratz toymaker Isaac Larian living the American dream. JewishJournal.com, 6 December 2007. Retrieved 7 July 2011.

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