György Gattyán

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György Gattyán
Born György Zoltán Gattyán
(1970-05-24) 24 May 1970 (age 48)
Budapest, Hungary
Occupation Businessman
Website www.gattyan.com

György Zoltán Gattyán (Hungarian: [ˈɟørɟ ˈɡɒccaːn]; born 24 May 1970) is a Hungarian businessman. He is the owner of the Docler Holding Enterprise, and also a producer, the co-founder of the Prima Primissima Foundation, the impresario of the Junior Prima Prize Hungarian folk art and community culture and founder of the Docler Holding New Generation Gábor Dénes Award.[1] He decided to relocate the bases and main activities of his companies to abroad: Los Angeles and Luxembourg. According to Forbes he is the third-richest person in Hungary with a net worth of 188.6 billion HUF (0.604 billion euros).[2]

Early life[edit]

He was born on 24 May 1970 in Budapest. His father worked as a mason and a construction entrepreneur; his mother was a homemaker. He attended the Corvin Mátyás High School and continues his studies at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences of Semmelweis University. He trained at the Ikarus Sports Club as a runner; his trainer was István Tomhauser.

Career[edit]

György Gattyán created the webcam site LiveJasmin in 2001, providing adult content service based on streaming technology which today generates the greatest traffic among all adult content provider websites in the world, the number its visitors exceeding that of CNN's.[3] He founded the Docler Holding Enterprise in 2008, which provides various IT and Internet-based services. Based on the technology of LiveJasmin and using the benefits of video streaming, he has created Oranum.com, a site providing online fortune-telling. Docler Group, including its portfolio companies, has more than 1,000 employees. The latest gem of his enterprises is the Fashion Palace called Il Bacio di Stile, built and opened in 2013 on Andrássy Avenue, in the heart of Budapest, capital city of Hungary.

Despite of being known for ploughing back of profits in his own enterprises, Napi Gazdaság (Daily Business) estimated his fortune of 110 billion HUF, which made him the third-richest man in Hungary. He became the co-producer[4] of the seven-episode TV series The Globetrotting Mouse in 2005. As a result of his co-operation with Kecskemét Film Ltd., he became co-producer of the last and final eleven episodes of Hungarian Folk Tales in 2010. He also co-produced the animated feature films The Death of Joyous Armenian and The Tree that Reached the Sky. His works abroad also include the eight-episode TV series World Without End. The series saw great success on U.S. TV channels and he was featured as co-producer in this project as well. The 2013 U.S. thriller film Open Grave saw him as its executive producer. Docler Entertainment, part of the Docler Enterprise produces four to five movies each year in Hungary and in the U.S. The movie Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks was finalized in the summer of 2013 which featured him again as a producer. György Gattyán is the curator and jury member of several film festivals. He has already assisted the work of the Golden Eye Cinematographer Festival and the Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles as well.

Charitable activities[edit]

Docler Group is the eponymous sponsor of several sports clubs, among others the runners team of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the Docler Wolves American football team and the Wildboars Wheelchair Rugby Association, too. Among Docler's protegees we also find Richard Rapport, Hungary's youngest grandmaster of chess or the equally young but already world-champion sailor Benjamin Vadnai. György Gattyán is also the co-founder of the Prima Primissima Foundation, the sponsor and mentor of the Junior Prima Prize of Hungarian folk art and community culture and the founder of the Docler Holding New Generation Gábor Dénes Award.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sándor Csányi
Hungary's richest person
2014–2015
Succeeded by
Sándor Csányi