Paris Kasidokostas Latsis|
December 16, 1982
Life and work
Latsis is the son of Marianna Latsis and Gregory Kasidokostas, who was mayor of the affluent seaside town Vouliagmeni from 1986 to 2012 (resigned due to health issues), where he also ran a large water-ski school, himself being a top-rated instructor - also a former polo player for Panathinaikos. His mother is a major philanthropist who donated funds for Greek earthquake relief and the Athens Olympics.
When his grandfather died in 2003, his fortune was estimated as the 101st largest in the world. Eventually the Latsis family expanded into banking, oil refining and real estate. Forbes magazine recently estimated the Latsis family fortune at US $7.5 billion – placing them at No. 54 on the magazine's list of the world's richest people.
As from 2005 he and Terry Dougas are the owners of the 1821 Media, "a multimedia production and finance company that specializes in high quality films, television, graphic novels and digital media" that got its name from the Greek Revolution of 1821. Among the stars that have worked with the label are Natalie Portman, Stan Lee, Kevin Costner, Cameron Diaz, Danny Trejo and so on. Other labels that are in collaboration with 1821 Media are 20th Century Fox, Disney Pictures and Warner Bros. Later, he founded Rhea Films and Hercules Film Fund which both of them will operate independently from 1821 Media. Hercules Film Fund is currently focusing primarily on studio-type projects suitable for wide releases, as sought by the like of David Ellison’s Skydance Media, as opposed to the edgier fare that attracts Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, or Molly Smith’s Black Label Media.
In May 2005, it was announced that Paris Latsis became the fiancé of American socialite, Paris Hilton. In September 2005, the couple broke off their engagement. Latsis currently divides his time between his family home in Athens, Greece and Los Angeles, California. Since 2015 he is in relationship with the Georgian singer Tamta.
- "Paris Kasidokostas Latsis". Variety.
- "Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis Launches Hercules Film Fund; First Project Tom Cruise-Doug Liman's 'MENA' – Cannes". Variety. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
- Paris Hilton and fiancé Paris Latsis @ SPIDER, video (8 May 2005, ourmedia)
- AskMen.com - Paris Latsis
- Official information about the company named 1821media
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