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Alberto Vilar is a Cuban billionaire investor and philanthropist, particularly known as a patron of opera. On May 26, 2005, Vilar was charged with fraudulent use of investor's funds.[1][2] A billionaire is a very wealthy person, one who has a net worth over $1,000,000,000, or over 1,000 times the net worth of a millionaire. ... Jump to: navigation, search A philanthropist is someone who devotes his or her time, money, or effort towards helping others. ... Generally, patronage is the act of supporting or favoring some person, group, or institution. ... Jump to: navigation, search The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera refers to an European art form consisting of a dramatic stage performance set to music. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Vilar was born in the 1940s - various reports assert that his birth was either in Cuba or in Newark, New Jersey[3] - but was raised in Cuba. He fled Cuba for the United States after Castro came to power in 1959. Vilar attended Washington and Jefferson College. // Events and trends The 1940s were dominated by World War II, the most destructive armed conflict in history. ... Newark, nicknamed The Brick City, is the largest city in New Jersey and the county seat of urban Essex County. ... Jump to: navigation, search Fidel Castro Ruz (born August 13, 1926) has led Cuba since 1959, when, leading the 26th of July Movement, he overthrew the regime of Fulgencio Batista, and transformed Cuba into the first Socialist state in the Western Hemisphere. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Washington and Jefferson College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college located in Washington, Pennsylvania. ...

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Alberto Vilar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1409 words)
Vilar is largely known globally as a generous donor to opera companies, performing arts organizations, and educational institutions in several parts of the world.
The Vilar fiasco was a contributing factor to the departure of WandJ College President Brian C. Mitchell in 2004.
At some point in 2002, Vilar was hospitalized for a series of operations on his back, and he claims to have nearly died as the result of complications: "they were ready to give me the last rites".
Alberto Vilar - The benefactor and his bride (1039 words)
Vilar is, beyond contention, the biggest opera buff since King Ludwig of Bavaria, Wagner's patron.
What influence the new Mrs Vilar will have on his purse is unknown, although his door will be open to her friends and mentors, notably the former LSO and Los Angeles boss, Ernest Fleischmann.
Be that as it may, Vilar maintains that he has enough put by to fulfil all his commitments and fund at least four more, even if the Nasdaq fails to revive.
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