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Micky Arison
Shaquille O'Neal, Pat Riley and Micky Arison at the White House.jpg
Arison (bottom right) with Pat Riley (bottom center) and Shaquille O'Neal (bottom left)
Born June 29, 1949 (1949-06-29) (age 72)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Education University of Miami
Occupation Chairman of Carnival Corporation & plc
Owner of the Miami Heat
Net worth US$10.1 Billion (February 2021)
Spouse(s) Madeleine Arison
Children 2
Relatives Ted Arison (father)
Shari Arison (sister)
Nick Arison (son)

Micky Arison (born June 29, 1949) is an Israeli-American billionaire businessman and chairman of Carnival Corporation, the world's largest cruise operator. From 1979 until 2013, he also served as CEO until he was replaced in June 2013 by Arnold W. Donald, who had served on the company's board for 12 years. Arison is also the owner of the NBA's Miami Heat.


Micky Arison is the son of Ted Arison, co-founder of Carnival Corporation. His sister is Shari Arison. He also has a brother named Kames Arison. He resides in Bal Harbour, Florida. Arison owns two 200 foot yachts which he uses as homes. He attended the University of Miami but dropped out. In 2011, Forbes magazine calculated Arison's wealth at $7 billion, making him the 169th wealthiest person in the world. In 2009, he earned $7,201,110, which included a base salary of $880,000, a cash bonus of $2,206,116, stocks granted of $3,618,481, and other compensation totaling $496,513.

Miami Heat

Arison has been the owner of the Miami Heat since 1995. During his ownership, Arison hired Pat Riley as the team's head coach. Miami won the 2006, 2012, and 2013 NBA Finals.

Personal life

He is married to Madeleine Arison, and they have two children. Their son Nick Arison is CEO of the Miami Heat.

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