Guy Laliberté Archive

  • 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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