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Joop van den Ende

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Net worth 2018: $1.03 Billion
Industry: Media
Residence: Baarn, Netherlands
Country: Netherlands
BirthDay: 23 February 1942
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Children: 2

Joop van den Ende was bornon 23 February 1942 in Baarn, Netherlands, Netherlands. In September 2015, Dutch entertainment mogul Joop van den Ende sold a 60% stake in his Stage Entertainment to private equity group CVC Capital Partners in a deal rumored to be worth $550 million. The live entertainment company that puts on around 50 plays and shows attracts 10 million visitors annually to its 21 theaters. Its U.S. division, with 12 Tony Awards under its belt, most recently brought $17.5-million musical Rocky to Broadway, but it closed in August 2014 after just six months. Van den Ende started his career as a party supply salesman. He partnered with John de Mol, also a billionaire, to create reality TV production company Endemol. The duo scored big with worldwide hit Big Brother; they sold Endemol to Spanish telecom company Telefonica in 2000 for $5.3 billion. van den Ende remains on the supervisory board of Stage Entertainment as a co-chairman following the deal with CVC.


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Following successful launches in Germany (Ich war noch niemals in New York, Der Schuh des Manitu, Ich will Spass!) and the Netherlands (3 Musketiers, Ciske, Petticoat, Hij Gelooft in Mij), he produced Rocky at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway and Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi Theatre in London (both in 2014)


Van den Ende returned to Broadway in the spring of 2011 with the musical Sister Act, a co-production with Whoopi Goldberg


In 2007 he became president of the Stage Entertainment Supervisory Board


From 2005 to 2008, Van den Ende was active in real estate development through a joint venture that concentrated in mixed-use development and urban regeneration schemes around theatres, active in the Netherlands and abroad


In 2001, van den Ende and his wife Janine established the VandenEnde Foundation, one of the Netherlands’ largest private foundations, which supports cultural and educational projects and stimulates cultural entrepreneurship


Under van den Ende’s leadership, Stage Entertainment grew rapidly at this time, much attributed to a licensing agreement made in 2000 with Disney Theatrical Productions ( Aida, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) and an intensive collaboration in Europe with Littlestar, Mamma Mia!’s production company


In 1998, before the sale of Endemol, Van den Ende personally bought and took control of Endemol's live entertainment division


Endemol was listed on the stock exchange in 1996, and in 2000 was sold to the Spanish telecom giant Telefónica for €5


In 1995 he received five Tony Awards for the Broadway musical Titanic, which he co-produced


The production ran until March 1994, and although the show resulted in a financial loss, the musical was van den Ende’s introduction to Broadway and earned him the respect of his American peers


In 1993, Van den Ende and John de Mol created television production company Endemol, combining the activities of their respective television production companies


In September 1988, van den Ende produced a Dutch version of the musical Barnum in the Scheveningen Circustheater, starting a new musical tradition in the Netherlands that continues to this day


In 1983 he bought a former flower auction building near Amsterdam which he turned into a large studio complex where he could record his television productions


Ten years later, in 1968, he opened his first independent theatrical and television production agency, Spotlight, followed by the creation in 1971 of Joop van den Ende Theaterproducties


Johannes "Joop" Adrianus van den Ende (born 23 February 1942) is a Dutch theatrical producer, co-founder of international television production company Endemol and founder/owner of Stage Entertainment, Europe’s largest live entertainment company

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