Industry: Media & Marketing
Designation: TV presenter
Occupation: TV presenter
Known for his city slicker hair and designer outfits, George Kurdahi is a household name for millions of Arab families, largely thanks to his stint on top game show
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
. The Arabic show, one of 50 global formats of ‘Millionaire’, proved a huge hit with Arabic viewers and catapulted its host to super-stardom.
Originally a journalist, Kurdahi cut his teeth on the Lebanese daily Lisan Elhala. After a stint in print he moved over to radio, where he eventually became head of news at the Beirut-based Radio Orient. He quit the role when MBC1 came calling with the top job on Millionaire. The show proved a springboard to an array of lucrative deals, including a hugely popular advertising campaign with UAE telecoms provider du.
The campaign saw Kurdahi appear alongside Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and Emirati cartoonist Mohammed Saeed Harib, prompting a huge response from local fans.
In the ultimate stamp of success — by celebrity standards — Kurdahi has also launched his own brand of perfume; GK.