Arnon Milchan was born on 6th December, 1944 in Rehovot, Israel.
He is a 72 year old Israeli businessman and film producer. He is the founder and former Chairman of Regency Enterprises and has produced over 130 movies. He is the former owner of leading International sports brand ‘Puma’.
Life Partners and Children of Arnon Milchan:
His first wife was Brigitte Genmaire who was a French model. They got married just after ten days of interaction with each other but the marriage ended soon.
He then married Amanda Coetzer, a renowned former South African tennis player. She was born on 22nd October, 1971. She is the daughter of Nico Coetzer and Suska Coetzer.
She started her career in 1988 and retired in the year 2004. She was among the top twenty on the women’s world rankings in the year 1992 and continued ruling on that title for ten years. She was also known as “The Little Assassin” due to her polished skills at beating her opponents.
He has four children and five grandchildren.
His daughter Alexandra Milchan is also an indie film producer.
She is also the Executive Vice-President of her Father’s production company. She started her career in the year 1993 as an assistant at New Regency. Initially she assisted in movies like ‘A Time to Kill’, ‘L.A. Confidential’, etc. Lately she has produced movies like ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, ‘Street Kings’, etc. with leading production companies.
Parents of Arnon Milchan:
His father, Dov Milchan born in the year 1912 owned a fertilizer company. Arnon inherited the company after the sudden demise of his father in the year 1965 when he was just 21 year old. Shoshana Milchan is the mother of Arnon.
Early life and Education of Arnon Milchan:
He grew up in a Jewish family in Israel. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from London School of Economics and Political Science. He served as a soldier in Israel and was a national level soccer player in 1960s Tel Aviv Maccabi. He was also an Israeli intelligence operative from 1960s to 1980.
Arnon turned his father’s fertilizer company into a successful chemical business soon after inheriting it. The business named Milchan Brothers soon developed and grew in various other areas like pharmaceuticals, animal health products, etc.
Arnon Milchan’s Career:
In 1977, Arnon Milchan engaged himself in the American movie business with the movie ‘Harper’ and since then there has been no turning back. His production company, New Regency is an award winning Production Company that has produced some of the timeless classics. In 2016 alone, the company received four Oscars. The production house has also been awarded with various other awards like BAFTA, Golden Globe Awards, etc.
Arnon is also the owner of the WTA broadcasting rights and part-owner of Israeli Television’s Channel 10. He also partnered with major production houses such as ‘Warner Bros.’ and ‘20th Century Fox’.
Some of his major successful film productions are as follows:
- Once Upon a Time in America,
- Pretty Woman,
- L.A. Confidential,
- Knight and Day,
- The War of the Roses,
- 12 Years a Slave,
- The Devil’s Advocate,
- Unfaithful, etc.
He was the Subject of a biography titled “Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan” written by Meir Doron and Joseph Gelman in the year 2011.
Net Worth of Arnon Milchan:
He was listed on number 270 in the Forbes Lists of Billionaires in 2016. At the peak of his career, he owned thirty companies in seventeen countries. His net worth is $5.2 billion and he owns seven houses around the globe.