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MGA's Larian gets entrepreneur of the year gong

Bratz creator named as overall national winner by Ernst & Young after making MGA the world's largest privately held toy firm.
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MGA Entertainment's Isaac Larian has been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 overall national winner.

In addition, the creator of Bratz was also named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 national award winner in the Retail and Consumer Products category.

Now in its 21st year, the accolades recognise leaders and visionaries who demonstrate innovation, financial success and personal commitment as they build their businesses.

Larian was recognised for transforming MGA into the largest privately held toy company in the world.

"Isaac Larian has lived the American dream," said James Turley, chairman and CEO at Ernst & Young LLP. "He came to this country with little, found work as a dishwasher, and through passion, focus and entrepreneurial spirit, created a thriving enterprise that has redefined the toy industry.

"We are proud to add Isaac Larian's name to this distinguished list of business leaders."

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