Philip Frederick Anschutz is an American billionaire businessman who owns or controls many companies in a variety of businesses, including energy, real estate, newspapers, theaters and music. His name appears on educational institutions to which he has donated millions. Anschutz has been described as a Christian conservative. Anschutz was born to Fred and Marian Pfister Anschutz, whose memorial donations established the Anschutz Family Foundation, which has distributed over $50 million to various charitable causes, headed by Philip's sister the conservationist Sue Anschutz-Rodgers, he is a frequent donor to groups that promote climate change denial and pseudoscientific viewpoints such as Intelligent Design. In 1961, he bought out his father's oil drilling company, Circle A Drilling, earned large returns in Wyoming, he invested in real estate and railroads. He expanded his investments to sports and entertainment companies, co-founding the American association football/soccer league Major League Soccer as well as multiple soccer teams, including the Los Angeles Galaxy, Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, San Jose Earthquakes, the New York/New Jersey MetroStars.
Anschutz owns stakes in the US professional basketball and hockey teams, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Kings, performance venues that include the Staples Center, The O2, the Dignity Health Sports Park. Through his ownership of Walden Media, he has invested in films such as The Chronicles of Narnia and Joshua. Through the AEG Live, he owns Arts Festival, he is the namesake of CU Anschutz, the medical campus of the University of Colorado. As of October 2019, Forbes ranked him the 41st richest person in the U. S. with an estimated net worth of $11.5 billion. Anschutz was born in Russell, the son of Marian and Frederick Benjamin Anschutz, he has Sue Anschutz-Rodgers, who became a Colorado rancher and philanthropist. His father was an oil tycoon and land investor who invested in ranches in Colorado and Wyoming, went into the oil-drilling business, his grandfather, Carl Anschutz, was an ethnic German who emigrated from Russia and started the Farmers State Bank in Russell. Anschutz grew up in Russell and Hays, where he lived near Bob Dole.
In years, Anschutz contributed to Dole's political campaigns. He graduated from Wichita High School East in 1957, in 1961 graduated with a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Kansas, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, his first cousin was longtime news anchor Wendall Anschutz. A member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, he is a conservative Christian, he and his wife Nancy, whom he met when he was 16, have three children. Anschutz was inducted into the Kansas Business Hall of Fame in 2000 and the U. S. Business Hall of Fame in 2002. Anschutz is somewhat reclusive, preferring to stay out of the limelight, he has granted only three formal interviews since 1979, none at all from the 1980s until 2015. On December 6, 2015, Anschutz broke his media silence when he appeared with several of the founders of Major League Soccer to reflect on the league's 20th anniversary. Anschutz has run 15 marathons. In 1970, Anschutz bought the 250,000-acre Baughman Farms, one of the country's largest farming corporations, in Liberal, for $10 million.
The following year, he acquired 9 million acres along the Utah-Wyoming border. This produced his first fortune in the oil business. In the early 1980s, the Anschutz Ranch, with its billion-barrel oil pocket, became the largest oil field discovery in the United States since Prudhoe Bay in Alaska in 1968. In 1982 Anschutz sold an interest in it to Mobil Oil for $500 million. For several years, Anschutz was Colorado's sole billionaire. With his acquisition of land in other Western states, he became one of the 100 largest landholders in the United States. Anschutz moved into railroads and telecommunications before venturing into the entertainment industry. In 1999, Fortune magazine compared him to the 19th-century tycoon J. P. Morgan, as both men "struck it rich in a fundamentally different way: they operated across an astounding array of industries and reshaping entire economic landscapes." In 1984, Anschutz entered the railroad business by purchasing the Rio Grande Railroad's holding company, Rio Grande Industries.
In 1988, the Rio Grande railroad purchased the Southern Pacific Railroad under his direction. With the merger of the Southern Pacific and Union Pacific Corporation in September 1996, Anschutz became Vice-Chairman of Union Pacific. Before the merger, he was a director of Southern Pacific from June 1988 to September 1996, non-executive chairman of Southern Pacific from 1993 to September 1996, he was a director of Forest Oil Corporation beginning in 1995. In November 1993 he became Director and Chairman of the Board of Qwest, stepping down as a nonexecutive co-chairman in 2002 but remaining on the board, he has been a director for Pacific Energy Partners and served on the boards of the American Petroleum Institute, in Washington, D. C. and the National Petroleum Council in Washington, D. C. In May 2001, the Bush administration upheld Anschutz's right to drill an exploratory oil well at Weatherman Draw in south-central Montana where Native American tribes wanted to preserve sacred rock drawings. Environmental groups and ten Native American tribes appealed the decision without success.
In April 2002, the Anschutz Exploration Corporation gave up its plans to drill for oil in the area. They donated its leases for oil and gas rights to the National Trust for Historic Pr
Anthony V. Napolitano is the current Alderman for Chicago's 41st ward, located on the Northwest side and including Edison Park, Norwood Park, O'Hare and Edgebrook. Though the Chicago City Council is nominally nonpartisan, Napolitano is a Independent politician; when he first ran in 2015 he was the council's lone Republican. Napolitano worked as a Chicago police officer from 2000 to 2005, as a Chicago firefighter. Napolitano was elected as the 41st ward alderman in 2015, unseating incumbent alderman Mary O'Connor, he is a member of the following committees: Aviation, Committees and Ethics, Human Relations and Traffic Safety, Public Safety and Transportation and Public Way. He was a member of the now inactive Joint Committee on Finance-Public Safety. In the runoff of the 2019 Chicago mayoral election, Napolitano joined Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 in endorsing Lori Lightfoot. In November 2019, Napolitano was one of fifteen aldermen to oppose a $72 million property tax increase in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's first budget that included $7 million in funding for City Colleges, $32 million in funding to retire a general obligation bond issue and $18 million in funding for libraries.
However, he voted for the budget as a whole. Napolitano is married to Jamie O’Shaughnessy and they have 3 children. Constituent Services Website Campaign & Fundraising Website
Laure Cohen known by her stage name Koxie, is a French singer of Tunisian origin who came to prominence through her 2007 hit "Garçon" that topped the French Official Singles Chart. She released her self-titled debut album Koxie in 2007, she is signed since June 2007 to AZ French record label affiliated with Universal Music France. She started in hip hop music early, she went to New York where she studies dancing in Broadway Dance Center. Upon graduation, she returned to France opening her own studio FAME in 1998, an arts school covering theater, music and cinema, she has shot a number of short films, most notably Les Mauvais Joueurs in 2005. She worked in the French music station Fun Radio and with radio and TV presenter Arthur in Europe 2. After that she started her solo career with single "Garçon" using sampling of Dr. Dre and speaking against sexism and vulgar lyrics, she was targeted by French radio DJ Difool through the Skyrock radio who launched an anti-Koxie campaign launching a mock version of "Garçon" entitled "Gare aux cons" by comedian Axelle Laffont.
Still "Garçon" topped the French Official Singles Chart for 2 weeks in August 2007 and was a hit in Switzerland reaching #44. Based on her commercial success, Koxie released her studio album Koxie and a follow-up single "Ma meilleure amie". In early 2012, she is releasing her second studio album, with a pre-release single from the forthcoming album under the title "Le prince charmant". 2007: KoxieTrack list Intro Rêver de ça koxie Garçon Sortir de l’ombre Ma meilleure amie Seule avec toi Sacré salah Plus de place pour les rêves J’aime Je fais des rimes Femme de football fan Sans essayer La force de croire2012: TBA 2007: "Garçon" 2008: "Ma meilleure amie" 2010: "Daisy Luzion" 2011: "Le prince charmant" Official website Koxie page on Universal Music France site Koxie on Skyrock