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Zygmunt Solorz-Zak

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Net worth 2018: $2.86 Billion
Industry: Media
Residence: Warsaw, Poland
Country: Poland
BirthDay: 4 August 1956
Sigh: Virgo
Children: 3
BIOGRAPHY

Zygmunt Solorz-Zak was bornon 4 August 1956 in Warsaw, Poland, Poland. Zygmunt Solorz-Zak is #823 in List Billionaires People In The World. Media and telecom investor Zygmunt Solorz-Zak resigned from the supervisory board of media company Cyfrowy Polsat in September 2016 to focus on his other ventures, including his energy investments. His eldest son, Tobias, is seen as heir apparent to Solorz-Zak's growing telephony, TV, broadband, energy and financial products empire. Solorz-Zak began his career in 1992 working for Polsat television before acquiring media assets. Solorz-Zak flies planes as a hobby and controls Jest Story, one of the leaders of jet chartering in Central Europe.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$1 Billion

2010

$2 Billion

2011

$2.4 Billion

2012

$2.5 Billion

2013

$2.9 Billion

2014

$3.5 Billion

2015

$3.2 Billion

2016

$2.5 Billion

2017

$2.5 Billion

2018

$2.86 Billion

TIMELINE
Zygmunt Solorz-Żak (born Zygmunt Józef Krok, August 4, 1956) is a Polish businessman. He is the second richest person in Poland and has repeatedly appeared on Forbes' ranking of the world's billionaires, with an estimated net worth around €5.77 billion. On the Forbes 2016 list of the world's billionaires, he was ranked #688 with a net worth of US$2.5 billion.Solorz-Żak launched the free-to-air commercial TV channel Polsat in 1992, broadcast through satellite, and obtained a national commercial television license in 1993. Since the middle of the 1990s, Polsat has remained one of Poland's biggest television stations. Apart from TV Polsat, Solorz-Żak's key assets include the pay TV platform Cyfrowy Polsat. He holds controlling stakes in the pension fund PTE Polsat, small life insurer Polisa and retail bank Invest Bank. After winning control over the distressed Elektrim conglomerate, Solorz-Żak obtained operating control over the lignite power plant PAK, ranked among the three largest electricity producers in Poland. He has owned the Śląsk Wrocław football club since 2008 and the Polish mobile phone company Polkomtel since 2011.
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