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Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
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    (May 16, 1955- )
    President of Seagram (1984)
    CEO of Seagram (June, 1994-2000)
    Merged Seagram with Vivendi forming Vivendi Universal (2000)
    He attended a prestigious prep school but did not go on to college.
    In two years, he moved from being the assistant to the president of Seagrams to become the president (can you say: Daddy owns the company?).
    He always wanted to be a film maker, but his films bombed.
    He sold his family business, Seagram, to Vivendi as an all stock deal.
    The merger was a disaster costing Bronfman much of his multi-billion dollar business.
    When Seagram and Vivendi split, he accused Messier of being part of the French who hate Jews and Americans.
    He tried to purchase the entertainment holdings of Vivendi and they are refusing to sell them.
    He claims Vivendi is being vindictive and said this about CEO Messier: 'There is an anti-American tinge to the desire to keep the Hollywood assets.' ... 'the fact that Hollywood is Jewish, that the Bronfmans are a Jewish family. It's a fear not just of selling it back to the Americans, but of selling it to Jews.'
    He hides his bad business practices with a claim of anti-semitism.
    Vivendi is asking for $14 billion for Universal and Bronfman's offer is not in the ball park.
    On becoming CEO of Seagram, he sold off the very profitable but non-glamourous DuPont. It was an effort to raise a lot of cash to get him into the more noticeable entertainment business.
    In perhaps the stupidest move in business history he sold his family's multi-billion dollar business Seagram to Vivendi for $42 billion in stock (yes stock, not money).
    This dumb deal, in less that two years, when Bronfman quit Vivendi cost him ¾ of his multi-billion dollar fortune and all his executive powers (2001).
    He moved from New York for the glitz of Hollywood.
    Her refers to those who used Napster as criminals in hiding.
    He is a junior, which is almost unheard of in the Jewish religion. Jewish tradition believes a person should be named to honor the dead not another living being.
    He was divorced.
    He bought Universal and Polygram.
    To purchased MCA from Matsushita, he flew to Osaka Japan by himself to offer a deal that was accepted.
    He is so involved in the glamour of the entertainment industry that he actually handed notes to Kevin Costner while filming Waterworld.
    He acquired the highly profitable Tropicana Orange Juice.
    Despite all of his money loses, he remains quite wealthy.
    He placed 6th (1996), 7th (1997) and 11th (1999) in Entertainment Weekly's Most Influential People.
    He placed 3rd (1996), 5th (1998) and 6th (2000) in Premiere Magazine's Most Influential People.
    He donates money to many charities.
    In 2017, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 73 Votes: 67.12% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 54 Votes: 70.37% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 48 Votes: 72.92% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 59 Votes: 76.27% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 100 Votes: 74.00% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 159 Votes: 74.21% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 262 Votes: 70.23% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 393 Votes: 70.23% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 627 Votes: 69.70% Annoying
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