Meshulam Riklis

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Meshulam Riklis (Hebrew: משולם ריקליס;‎ 2 December 1923 – 25 January 2019) was an American-Israeli businessman. He was born in Istanbul. He was known for creating the high-yield bonds and leveraged buyouts to take over control of major companies, then doing paper switches of the assets into companies he owned.

A movie financier, he was known for financing the movie Butterfly starring his ex-wife Pia Zadora.

Riklis died on January 25, 2019 in Tel Aviv, aged 95.[1]

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  1. Haring, Bruce; Haring, Bruce (26 January 2019). "Meshulam Riklis Dies: Pia Zadora Husband, Billionaire Involved In Golden Globes Scandal Was 95".