Louis Armstrong vs Alicia Koplowitz

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Net worth 2018
$2.94 Billion
Singers
Industry
Investments
New Orleans
Residence
Madrid, Spain
United States
Country
Spain
04/08/1901
BirthDay
12/09/1954
July 6, 1971
Died On
Children
3
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2012

Even though he never had children from any of his marriages, a new controversy emerged in 2012 when a woman named Sharon Preston claimed that she was his biological daughter from a 1950s affair he had with a dancer named Lucille Preston

1971

His health declined steadily in 1970 and he died in his sleep on July 6, 1971, at his home in Queens, New York

1967

Armstrong’s 1967 single ‘What a Wonderful World’ was an iconic song that peaked at No

1960

His lifestyle began taking its toll on his health during the late 1960s and he began suffering from kidney and heart problems

1954

His 1954 studio release ‘Louis Armstrong Plays W

1950

During the mid-1950s his international popularity skyrocketed and he embarked on world tours to several countries, performing in front of sold-out crowds in Europe, Africa, and Asia

1940

He continued performing and recording throughout the 1940s and 1950s, releasing a string of super hits like ‘Blueberry Hill’, ‘That Lucky Old Sun’, ‘La Vie En Rose’, and ‘I Get Ideas’

1936

He also ventured into films and played a band leader in the motion picture ‘Pennies from Heaven’ with Bing Crosby in 1936, becoming the first African-American to get featured billing in a major Hollywood movie

1931

However, Armstrong did not stay there for long and returned to Chicago in late 1931

1930

His popularity as a performer reached new heights during the late 1930s

1924

Looking for better career prospects, he left Oliver in 1924 and joined Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra, the top African-American dance band in New York City at the time

1922

In 1922, he moved to Chicago and joined his mentor Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band

1920

The Great Depression set in during the late 1920s, and Armstrong’s hitherto thriving career suffered a setback

1918

His first marriage was to a former prostitute named Daisy Parker in 1918

1914

By the time he was released from the home in 1914, he had realized that his life’s calling was to make music

1912

He fired his step-father’s gun in the air during a New Year’s Eve celebration in 1912 and was arrested and sent to the Colored Waif's Home for Boys

1910

By the late 1910s he had become a popular jazz music player in New Orleans

1901

Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana, U

2017

The same month De Cárdenas also won in the Spanish courts the marquisate of Almendares from another Cuban man, meanwhile in the previous month (February 2017), she gained the marquisate of Campo Florido from Koplowitz's niece, Alicia Alcocer-Koplowitz

2013

She ranks as Spain's richest woman in Forbes 2013 World's Richest People list (#589 in the world)

2012

In 2012, FCC had dropped to fifth largest in Spain while its competitor Grupo ACS (with the sisters' ex-husbands Alberto Cortina & Alberto Alcocer among its largest shareholders) is now the largest construction and services company in the world

2009

In 2009 she was named an honorary member of the Spanish Society of Psychiatrists for her efforts to promote the study and development of child and adolescent psychiatry

2004

Alicia Koplowitz also promoted, built and donated to the State the largest hospital in Europe specialized in multiple sclerosis in 2004 (Alicia Koplowitz Multiple Sclerosis Hospital)

2003

Among her distinctions and awards, she was awarded the Gran Cruz de la Orden del Mérito Civil (May 2003), Chevalier de La Légion d'honneur of France (Knight of the Legion of Honour, of France), the prize for the recognition of her career from the State of Madrid in 2007 (Premio Persona Singular de la Comunidad de Madrid), the Gold Medal from the Spanish State in 2009 and the Gold Medal from the Red Cross in 2013

1999

The first investment in funds of hedge funds was made in 1999

1998

In 1998, Alicia created Omega Capital, a venture capital firm specializing in growth

1994

She has created two foundations: Fundación Vida y Esperanza (in 1994), that helps children, adolescents and young adults with social, family and financial problems with housing, education and work

1992

In 1992, CYCSA merged with 'Fomento de Obras y Construcciones, S

1990

In 1990, the sisters returned to the board of CYCSA, filling the seats vacated by their husbands

1973

The sisters gave up their board seats to their husbands and the "Albertos", as they were known, made the firm grow spectacularly from 1973 onwards and diversified acquiring real estate, Banco Zaragozano, and 47 percent of Catalonia construction firm Fomento de Obras y Construcciones SA (FOCSA)

1969

In 1969, Alicia's sister Esther married Alberto Alcocer and six months later, Alicia married Alberto Alcocer's cousin Alberto Cortina, the son of Pedro Cortina Mauri, foreign minister during the Franco period and founder of the beer brand San Miguel

1968

Her Cuban-born mother, Esther Romero de Juseu y Armenteros (died 1968), started a legal battle to obtained the Marquisate of El Real Socorro, which ended in 1971 with Koplowitz gaining the nobiliary title; her sister Esther obtained in court in 1988 the County of Peñalver

1962

In 1962, her father died in a horse-riding accident and her mother enlisted Ramón Areces, a close friend of her father and the president of El Corte Inglés S

1960

He slowly built the company, carefully cultivating relationships during the precarious Franco era, and when Spain experienced a construction boom in the early 1960s, the company flourished

1954

Alicia was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1954, the second and youngest daughter (after Esther, born in 1953) of Ernesto Koplowitz Sternberg, a Jewish businessman from Upper Silesia (Germany) who settled down in Spain to escape the increasing German Nazi persecution in the early-1930s, and Esther Romero de Juseu y Armenteros, a Spanish aristocrat

1952

Using his German language skills, her father first worked for the German electronics company AEG and then in 1952, borrowing funds from a German friend, purchased the construction company Construcciones y Reparaciones S

1950

) Her parents married in 1950 in a Catholic ceremony