Born (May 1, 1950) and raised in Feitroun, Lebanon, George Kordahi (GK) was educated at the Notre Dame de Louayzeh College (Kesrouwan). He studied Political Science and Law in Lebanon.

GK began his career in written media and television, working both for Lebanese Television and Lisan Elhal newspaper. In 1979, GK joined Radio Monte Carlo in Paris, and remained there until 1992. During his time with this very popular station, probably the most popular of its era, GK reached the position of Editor in Chief.

In 1992 GK moved on to head Sharq Radio Station in Paris and remained there for over two years when he was recruited to take over the ailing MBC FM in London in 1994. During his six year stint as head of the station, GK managed to turn the station around into a multimillion dollar highly profitable organization.

In 2000 GK moved to Middle East Broadcasting Corporation to become the first, and only, Arab presenter of the world famous program “Who wants to be a Millionaire”. With GK as anchor, the program achieved the highest ratings in the history of Arab Television, and remained at the top of the ratings throughout its first run of three years. The program gave GK very high exposure, and GK’s mass appeal insured that MBC earned their highest returns to date from a single program. The program’s phenomenal success in the Arab World was due, in no small part, to both GK’s talent , as well as his charisma.

In 2004 GK moved to Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation for one year, before being asked by MBC to return as presenter of his old program “Who wants to be a Millionaire”, in addition to several other programs. In his move to LBC to present “Iftah Albak”, GK became the highest paid television presenter in the Arab World. In addition, advertising spots on his shows reached record proportions, both in popularity as well as ratings.

On his return to MBC, and due to his huge mass appeal, he was offered alternating seasons of both his original program , “Who wants to be a Millionaire”, as well as two other programs, "Al Tahaddi" and "Alkouwa Alashira". The popularity of GK rose to the extent that the “Millionaire” ended up raising the prize from 1 million Riyals to 2 million Riyals.

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