14 October 2009

the DuTcH GuY behind BIG BROTHER

Do you know that Big BroTheR show is produced by a Dutch guy, John de Mol?

             Name               Johannes Hendrikus Hubert de Mol
             Born                 April 24, 1955
                                      Hilversum, the Netherlands
             Residence         Blaricum, the Netherlands
             Nationality        Dutch
             Net worth        2.2 billion US dollars
              Known for      Founding Endemol
                                     Founding Talpa Media Group
            Spouse             Willeke Alberti (1976-1980)
            Child                 Johnny de Mol
Forbes magazine named him as one of the 500 richest people in the world. De Mol is one of the men behind production companies Endemol and Talpa.
De Mol, a well known personality in the Netherlands, acquired his fortune producing television programs. In 1997-1999 he developed the highly popular reality television series Big Brother with his own production company John de Mol Produkties. In 1994 his company merged with Joop van den Ende TV-Producties into Endemol, but it still functioned on its own. He also produced Love Letters, 1 vs. 100 and Deal or No Deal (Miljoenenjacht) for Endemol. De Mol sold his share of Endemol in 2000 to Telefonica, but continued to serve as creative director until 2004.
In May 2007 De Mol returned as one of the main share holders of Endemol together with the Italian company Mediaset of Silvio Berlusconi in a 2.6 billion Euro deal.
De Mol was formerly married to singer and actress Willeke Alberti. The actor Johnny de Mol is their son.
From 1979 to 1982, he had a love affair with Marga Scheide, member of the girl group Luv'.
Outside of television, De Mol controls large private equity fund which owned significant shares of auto manufacturer Spyker Cars, football team Manchester United and telecommunications company Versatel.
Do you know that Big Brother is very popular in the whole world?
When I was in the Philippines the show was very popular. I even find blogs writing about the show. The show must be interesting.
How's the show going on now in the Philippines?
What does one get when he wins?

2 smart remarks:

nice A Thursday, October 15, 2009  

so we were born on the same date!

nancy Sunday, October 18, 2009  

talaga? kaya pala Endemol kasi partly named after him.

nice trivia you got here, faye.

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I make this blog for foreigners who will live in this country, THE NETHERLANDS. Foreigners who are engaged or married they have to learn a lot of things about their new home like the culture, architectures, landscape, government, dikes etc. Especially the Dutch language which is very important in their social life. It is very difficult if they cannot communicate with other people. Most people speak Dutch, only few speaks English.
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