Birthday: 21-02-1943
Age: 76
Star sign: Pisces

David Lawrence Geffen or David Geffen is an American business tycoon, a film producer, a philanthropist, a film studio, a singer and a song writer. David is a multi talented guy who has earned fame for himself by creating a music empire and his contribution to musical world will be honored for ages.

David Geffen was born on February 21, 1943 at Brooklyn, New York, United States. His father's name was Abraham Geffen and mother's name was Batya Volovskaya. His mother owned a small clothing shop to make their earning. In 1960, he graduated from New Utrecht High School. After that, he got admitted in University of Texas at Austin and dropped out a semester later. Then, he took admission in the Brooklyn College but dropped again. To make a business in the industry of entertainment, he went to Los Angeles, California. There he went to Santa Monica College but left very soon. His filmy career began with a brief appearance in "The Explosive Generation." Geffen direly wanted the job at William Morris Academy's mail room. But in order to gain that one should be graduate. Geffen had to lie in the interview. He worked there for sometime but soon he left the job to became a personal manager and got success in that. Geffen and Elliot Roberts are the founders of Asylum Records(1970) which merged with Elektra Awards in 1972. Geffen controlled the charge of the awards till December 1975.

In 1977, he retired officially, when he was mistakenly reported to have Cancer. In late 1970s, he taught music and arts at Yale University. Later in 1980, it was discovered that the report was not correct and Geffen had no health issues. In 1980, he founded Geffen Awards. He had his own film company known as the Geffen Film Company. He made some movies under its banner like "Beetlejuice," "Risky Business," and "Little Shop of Horrors." In 1994, he co-founded a studio with Steven Spielburg and Jaffery Katzenburg named as The DreamWorks SKG studio. However, Geffen left it in 2008. Geffen is a well-known philanthropist in America. He has decided that whatever he will earn, he will give it as charity. He has supported many organizations that encourage people to fight with chronic diseases. He donated to the arts and theatre.

He donated a huge amount of unrestricted money to ULCA as a result of which School of Medicine at ULCA was renamed as Geffen School of Medicine at ULCA in 2002. The Philharmonic Hall was renamed as David Geffen Hall after he donated $100 Million US Dollars in 2015. Some sources including the Forbes say that Geffen was one of the 400 richest Americans of 2004. Geffen financially supported the politicians like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. He received Ahmet Ertegun Award in 2010 from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

For the incredible contributions to the music industry, he won the President's Merit Award at 53rd Grammy Awards in 2011. Geffen is the shareholder of the sixth largest motor yacht of the world i.e. Rising Sun and a 115m yacht Pelorous.This all proves that Geffen is one of richest people of this planet, definitely a great human being, and a passionate artist.

Abdel Tornes English Actor

Abdel Tornes

Abdel Tornes is a renowned name in the Hollywood film industry. He produced the film Miami Vice which got so much fame. This man has extensively worked in the Industry as an Executive Producer, Line Producer and Segment Producer for various movies and shows. He is a juke box of talent, commitment and hard work. His biggest contribution to the industry is in the form of Solidus Media, A Production House, where he worked as an Executive Producer. He gave his life’s precious ten years to the production house. He joined it in the year 2006 and worked vividly on different projects with it. Abdel graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing in the year 1999. He used his mastery in marketing in the production of Movies and documentaries. He was the Executive Producer for the film ‘The Killers’ starring Said Taghmaoui, Mel Raido, and C.C. Sheffield. He also worked with the E Entertainment Network as a segment producer. He has done a lot of versatile work in his life. He was the segment Producer for RDF Media in the year 2008 and the Associate producer for Original Media. With being a producer, he has also directed many Commercials. He directed the advertisement for HP, Carl’s TV, Build a bear, Chevy, Clorox etc. He acted as a field producer Reveille Productions in 2006 and the producer at Detroit City masters where he produced a lot of online content and managed the crew, booked the locations and hired the gears used in the shooting. He worked as a line producer for Murray Productions and delivered ‘The Juke Show. ’Abdel’s achievement as a producer incorporates Miami vice, directed by Michael Mann, starring Collin Farell, Jamie Foxx, and Li Gang. It was a drama film based on action. It was released in the year 2006 and showcase the era of twentieth century and the dilemma people faced in separating professional and personal lives apart. It earned 65.5 million dollars. He also produced House of Boateny in 2006, starring Ozwald Boateny, Varan Bonicos, and Jamie Foxx. It was on the story of the fashion revolution in America brought by Ozwald Boating with the Bespoke Couture line. It showcased America in the older times and portray the changes which came when Ozwald introduced his style to the country. His other film as producer was Matt Ralston’s Alaska in 2011 which was more of a documentary about the comedian.

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Richard Brener

Richard Brener was born on 30th June, 1833 in Merseburg, Saxony, He was a German explorer of East Africa. After high school, Richard became a forest manager in several Harz properties and then worked in sugar firms. At the end of 1864, he became a secretary. From February to July 1865, he explored the coastal rivers Osi, Tula and Samba, and from August to September 1865 examined the course of the Jubba. Somalis attacked the expedition on September 30 - October 1, 1865, over Bardera and it killed their four members. Richard continued towards the coast, returned to Zanzibar and from there returned to Germany. Hearing that Baron Von der Decken was found dead near Bardera on October 3, 1865, his family summoned Brener and Kinzelbach to trace him. Richard crossed the territory of the Somalis in November 1866, stopping at Brava, until January 1867 without succeeding in winning Bardera. He explored Web and Scheri, then returned to Zanzibar on February 26th. Richard undertook a new journey from March 12, along with the coast of the Gallas, then returned to the river Tana and Osi, to the Sultanate of Witu, before heading to the southland of the Oromos. He is the first European to map the region. Richard travelled Somali territory, Aden, Muscat, Oman to Gallas, Kingani and then returned to Zanzibar. He returned to Zanzibar in February 1868, then gained Mogadishu and Aden with a young native Oromo, named Djilo, whom he took with him to Europe. Exhausted by tropical fevers, Richard returned to Merseburg in mid-1871. The Austro-Hungarian government appointed him that year consul in Aden, where he went in 1872, and then left for Zanzibar. Brener mentioned several descriptions of his travels in the Petermanns Mitteilungen, as well as for Globus. Richard Brener died on 22 March, 1874 when he returned to Zanzibar because of fevers tropical in 1874.

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