Louis B Mayer, a film producer that built MGM into the most financially successful motion picture studio in the world. Mayer became head of production as well as studio chief. He became the first person in American history to earn a million dollar salary. He was the highest paid man in the United States.
Louis B. Mayer [Years active: 1915–1950] Born Lazar Meir July 12, 1884 Minsk, Russian Empire (now present-day Belarus) Died October 29, 1957 (aged 73) California. Occupation: Film Producer Studio Executive. Board member of MGM. Spouse(s): Margaret Shenberg (1904–47, div); Lorena Layson (1948–57; his death). Children 2. Photo: with his 1926 Packard C. 1926