Perenchio, A. Jerrold 1931– (International Directory of Business Biographies)
Chairman and chief executive officer, Univision
Born: 1931, in Fresno, California.
Education: University of California, Los Angeles, BA, 1954.
Family: Son of a winemaker (name unknown); married and divorced twice; married (third wife's name unknown); children: three.
Career: Music Corporation of America, 1958963, talent agent; 1963, independent talent agent; Embassy Communications, ?985, partner; Perenchio Television, 1985992, partner; Univision, 1992 chairman and CEO.
Address: Univision, 1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 3050, Los Angeles, California 90067; http://www.univision.com.
By the 1990s A. Jerrold Perenchio had become one of the richest persons in America, having amassed a fortune worth some $3 billion. His wealth came from many different sources: He was a talent agent in Hollywood in the 1950s and 1960s, representing some of the most well-known movie stars; by the 1970s he was also involved in promoting sporting events. In the 1970s and 1980s he enjoyed great success in the television...
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