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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 (1949-06-29) June 29, 1949 (age 74)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Education University of Miami (dropped out)
Occupation Chairman of Carnival Corporation & plc
Owner of the Miami Heat
Spouse(s) Madeleine Arison
Children 2
Parent(s) Ted Arison
Mina Wasserman
Relatives Arison family
Awards 3× NBA Champion

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 was also the company's chief executive officer. Arison is also the owner of the NBA's Miami Heat, which under his ownership has won three NBA Championships.


Arison attended the University of Miami School of Business at the University of Miami but dropped out to become a sales representative for Carnival Corporation.

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 (and later team president) and under Arison's ownership the team has won three NBA championships (2006, 2012, and 2013).

Compensation and wealth

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.

Personal life

Arison is married to Madeleine Arison, and they have two children. Their son Nick Arison is chief executive officer of the Miami Heat.

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.

Awards and honors

  • Three-time NBA Champion (as owner of the Miami Heat)

See also

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