Isaac Tigrett – United States of America
Founder of Hard Rock Café and House of Blues
Mr. Isaac Tigrett founded the original Hard Rock Cafe at the age of 22 in 1971. Under his guidance as Chairman and CEO, He expanded the brand onto a Global scale and made it public trading both on the American and London stock exchange.
Mr. Tigrett later launched the International House of Blues with His partners which included Disney, Harvard University and Chase Manhattan Bank’s Venture Capital Group.
His non-profit Rama Foundation of Zurich Switzerland funded the Sri Sathya Sai Super Speciality Hospital in Puttaparthi, a free hospital for the poor and needy. Mr. Tigrett has served on numerous boards worldwide, a benefactor of the Freedom Award at
the National Civil Rights Museum in USA, has been commended publicly on the floor of the United States Senate for his worldwide contribution to American Culture and has been awarded two PHD honorariums for his work in promotion of racial harmony and the promotion of African American Culture.
He is a Christian and has been devoted to Sri Sathya Sai Baba and His teachings for nearly 50 years.