Lisa Bonder Kerkorian
Lisa Bonder Kerkorian a former tennis player was one of the many women, billionaire Stev Bing dated; however, she is one of the two women he had a child with. Their daughter is Kira Kerkorian, at the age of 21, she is Bing’s eldest child, his youngest is Damian Hurley born from his relationship with British actress Elizabeth Hurley.
According to the Sun, Steve Bing, whose net worth has been estimated at $590 million, dated Lisa Bonder in the 90s.
Kira claimed herself a beneficiary of her father’s Trust, but her grandfather, Dr. Peter Bing said Kira, as well as Damian, had no right to the trust as they were born out of wedlock.
In his opinion, the trust “would not benefit any person bought out of wedlock unless that person had lived for a substantial period of time as a regular member of the household”
“Regardless of whether, when and if Stephen met with or had any relationship with Damian or Kira while they are or were minor because neither was raised by him during their formative years l do not consider them my grandchildren.”
“To the best of my knowledge, Stephen has never met Damian, and Stephen only met Kira after she became an adult.”
Eventually, the judge granted Kira and Damian their right to the family trust in July 2019.
In addition to her biological dad’s fortune, Kira Kerkorian inherited $8.5million from her mom’s ex-husband Kirk Kerkorian, after he died in June 2015 at the age of 98.
Mr. Kirkorian’s net worth at the time of his death was estimated to be $4.0 billion.
Lisa Bonder was born in Columbus, Ohio on October 16, 1965, to Julia and Vector research’s founder Seth Bonder.
As a tennis player, Lisa turned professional in June 1982, reached her highest singles world ranking (No. 9) in August 1984, doubles (No. 158) in December 1986. Her best results were reaching the 4th round at the 1983 and 1984 US Open and 1983 Wimbledon.
She reached the second round at the Australian Open in 1985 and quarterfinal at the French Open in 1984. She retired in 1991.
Marriages & Children
Lisa married twice; first to interior designer and former tennis player Tom Kreiss on January 10, 1988, and married Kirk Kerkorian (48 years older than her) in 1999, but their marriage ended three months later.
At first, Mr. Kerkorian was sure Kira was his daughter, but he started to had doubts, later on; therefore he hired a private investigator to find out whether or not Steve Bing, who he referred to as Lisa’s Ex-boyfriend was Kira’s dad.
The private investigator was Anthony Pellicano, he collected a used dental floss from Bing’s trash can and wiretapped Lisa’s phone calls.
The dental floss was taken to do DNA paternity testing that proved that Steve Bing was indeed Kira’s dad.
To make this story short, Pellicano was subsequently charged with wiretapping and racketeering, and sentenced to 15 years behind bars.
Lisa’s daughter Kira born in March 1998, is an equestrian, majoring in sociology at UCLA, she was an ambassador for JustWorld International.
Lisa Bonder who also goes as Lisa Kerkorian has more children in addition to Kira, Kalla and Oliver Kerkorian and Taylor her 31-year-old son from her marriage to Tom Kreiss, who is the Director of Special Projects at the University of Pennsylvania. They live in Wellington, Florida.