Father Figure
Compania Carnival a fost fondata in 1972 de Ted Arison, nascut in Tel Aviv si emigrat la inceputul anilor ’50 in USA. Bunicii, originari din Romania, au emigrat la sfarsitul secolului 19 in Palestina. Despre Ted Arison nu se gasesc prea multe informatii, doar cateva descrieri sumare al celor care au studiat industria:
“The industry perception was that Ted was one of the smartest folks around and, in all candor, you’d have to sit on your wallet when you were talking to him. He was not considered to be someone whose ethics or morals you would take home to mother. It was a hand-to-mouth business, and he was one of the more slippery exponents of it.”
A murit purtand titulatura de cel „mai bogat evreu”, cu o avere estimata in acel moment la 6,5 miliarde $. A renuntat la inceputul anilor 90 la cetatenia americana si s-a mutat in Israel. A incercat astfel sa evite taxele de mostenire (foarte mari in SUA). Nu i-a reusit, murind in oct 99, cu cateva luni inainte de expirarea termenului de 10 ani (conform legislatiei americane, trebuie sa supravietuiesti cel putin 10 ani ca non-american pentru a scapa de taxele respective). Carnival Corporation a revenit fiului acestuia, Mickey Arison.

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