The King of telenovelas
April 29, 2014 15:43
Severely wounded on the Egyptian front, Argentinian-Israeli entrepreneur Yair Dori went on to build a thriving multinational media empire.
Freedom: Yair Dori is released from Egyptian captivity, Ismailia, March 28, 1971.
(photo credit:COURTESY YAIR DORI)
There are two sides to Yair Dori. There is the Argentinian Jew who immigrated to Israel and became a war hero. And there is the entrepreneur who entered the entertainment world and became famous in the Spanish-speaking world as the “King of the Telenovelas.”Born in Buenos Aires in 1947 as Victor Dori, he was always seeking action. He became a wrestling champion, and took his skills to the streets by battling the Tacuara anti-Semitic gang.