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ISAAC BURTON TIGRETT

Founder - Creator:

The Hard Rock Cafe
The House of Blues

Isaac Burton Tigrett is the Founder of the original Hard Rock Cafe in London, 1971 at the age of 22, and took the brand globally to capital cities over the next twenty years...

It was traded as a public company on both the American and London Stock Exchanges under his guidance as Chairman and CEO.

He launched the International House of Blues entertainment company in 1991 with partners: the Disney Company, Harvard University’s Endowment Fund, and Chase Manhattan Bank’s Venture Capital Group.

Tigrett, through the non-profit Rama Foundation of Zurich, Switzerland, funded the SSSIHM, a free 500-bed high-end Super Specialty surgical hospital in Andhra Pradesh, India, which has now served over 4 million of India’s poor.

He has served on numerous profit and non-profit boards, including as Trustee, Regent and Director of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City, New York.

He is the original benefactor of the "Freedom award" at the National Civil Rights Museum, USA, which he presented personally to such Civil Rights Activists as Bishop Desmond Tutu and President Jimmy Carter.

Isaac Tigrett was commended publicly on the floor of the United States Senate by the former leader of the Republican Party for his worldwide contributions to American music culture, now archived in the United States Congressional Record.

Mr. Tigrett has been awarded two Ph.D. honorariums for his work in promoting racial harmony and the promotion of African American culture.

He is a public speaker on "Ethics in Business" and has spoken, at among others, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, the Young Presidents International Organization Chapters in Los Angeles, CA, Boston, MA and Mumbai, India; at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentarian leaders at the Kremlin, Moscow, and at the University of Mississippi, USA.

Mr. Tigrett presently oversees the Prakashana Publishing Society in India, publishing interfaith spiritual teachings of Indian Master, Sathya Sai Baba, in 19 languages and for the past 3 years has traveled to 35 countries as a public speaker on Spirituality and Ancient Mystic Concepts.

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