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.

His first significant foray was the creation in 1966.[1] 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.[2]

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  1. "Company Overview of Rapid-American Corp". Bllomberg. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  2. Haring, Bruce; Haring, Bruce (26 January 2019). "Meshulam Riklis Dies: Pia Zadora Husband, Billionaire Involved In Golden Globes Scandal Was 95".