Guy Laliberté Archive

  • Guy Laliberté Investigated Over Cannabis Claims

    Guy Laliberté Investigated Over Cannabis Claims

    Canadian entrepreneur Guy Laliberté appeared before a judge in French Polynesia on Wednesday over claims of cannabis cultivation. A statement said he was being investigated for alleged complicity in cultivation, possession and use of cannabis. Laliberté has not been charged with drug trafficking and he left the courtroom in Tahiti without any conditions.

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  • Laliberté to be Honored in the Circus Ring of Fame

    Laliberté to be Honored in the Circus Ring of Fame

    The founder of the Canadian troupe Cirque du Soleil and three family troupes will be added to the list of famed performers featured in the Circus Ring of Fame on St. Armands Circle in Sarasota in January. The honorees have been selected through a new international nomination and voting process.

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  • Guy Laliberte launching show on Las Vegas Strip

    Guy Laliberte launching show on Las Vegas Strip

    The visionary behind the Las Vegas Strip’s predominant production company is creating once more. Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberte is premiering “Candy World,” his new entertainment concept, Saturday night at Light Nightclub at Mandalay Bay.

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  • FORBES: “The Show Must Go On!”

    FORBES: “The Show Must Go On!”

    Guy Laliberté stands on a dock at the old port of Montreal and surveys the skyline. To his right, a blue-and-white-striped circus tent. “My first baby,” says Laliberté, pointing to the big top, where Cirque du Soleil performs. A black beanie is pulled over his head, a pair of ripped jeans hang on his hips. Laliberté turns to the left, where an 81-foot-tall gleaming white pyramid stands. “My new baby,” says Laliberté, 59.

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  • For Guy Laliberté, the PY1 pyramid is his new Cirque du Soleil

    For Guy Laliberté, the PY1 pyramid is his new Cirque du Soleil

    Lune Rouge’s first major project is the PY1 pyramid, an odd-looking 25-metre-high structure made of steel and concrete that is located on the Clock Tower Pier at the east end of the Old Port. It will be home to an immersive sound-and-light show called Through the Echoes, which opens June 1 and will be performed five times a day until late September.

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  • Guy Laliberté Eyes a Comeback with New Business Bets

    Guy Laliberté Eyes a Comeback with New Business Bets

    Guy Laliberté has never been much for convention. The Cirque du Soleil founder chose a barren site next to a giant garbage dump for the company’s corporate headquarters and he likes to relax by playing high-stakes poker. Now, following a brief respite from business, he’s back with new plans that are as unexpected as ever.

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  • Cirque’s Saudi Arabia show ‘difficult’ for founder Guy Laliberté

    Cirque’s Saudi Arabia show ‘difficult’ for founder Guy Laliberté

    In the light of recent geopolitical tensions in Saudi Arabia, Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté has expressed some discomfort with the troop’s performance in that country on Sept. 23. During a meeting with the press on Thursday to unveil details around his most recent project, Lune Rouge, the businessman was careful to point out that he no longer holds decision-making power in this company.

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  • Laliberté to be taxed for $42M trip to space

    Laliberté to be taxed for $42M trip to space

    The founder of Cirque du Soleil will be forced to pay hefty taxes for a highly publicized trip to space he took nearly a decade ago after a judge refuted his claim that it was for business purposes. The Tax Court of Canada has ruled that the trip to outer space by billionaire Quebec businessman Guy Laliberte in 2009 was a taxable benefit.

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  • Guy Laliberté Dishes One Night For One Drop

    Guy Laliberté Dishes One Night For One Drop

    Each year, a visual extravaganza descends on Las Vegas in the form of One Night for One Drop, an annual philanthropic event in which Cirque du Soleil cast and crew donate their talent and time to create a unique and breathtaking theatrical in support of One Drop, an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to safe water.

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  • Magic City Announces Strategic Partnership with Lune Rouge

    Magic City Announces Strategic Partnership with Lune Rouge

    Earlier today, Magic City Innovation District announced a strategic partnership with Lune Rouge, the new company of Guy Laliberté, founder and creative visionary behind Cirque du Soleil. Mr. Laliberté and Lune Rouge's team will have a pivotal role in the curation and creative direction of Magic City's new technology, arts and entertainment district.

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  • From Street Performer to Boho Billionaire: Meet Guy Laliberté

    From Street Performer to Boho Billionaire: Meet Guy Laliberté

    The first time Guy Laliberté, 56, visited Ibiza, in the late 1970s, he paid his way as a busker, stilts walker, and fire-eater. Back then, the idyllic Spanish island was a hippie enclave frequented by nudists, out-of-favor aristos, and pedigreed thrill seekers on the hunt for mind-altering, round-the-clock bacchanalia. These days, Laliberté owns Can Soleil, a 64-acre spread on Ibiza’s northwest coast.

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  • Guy Laliberte’s $10M Golf Tourney?

    Guy Laliberte’s $10M Golf Tourney?

    Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte is producing one of the largest putting tournaments in golf history to debut [in Las Vegas] next March with the total prize money expected to exceed $10 million.

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  • LUNE ROUGE: Guy Laliberté’s Art Exhibition

    LUNE ROUGE: Guy Laliberté’s Art Exhibition

    Lune Rouge is an exhibition space managed by Guy Laliberté, the founder of Cirque du Soleil. The exhibition launches a multi-platform initiative featuring world-renowned artist Takashi Murakami.

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