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A Short Biography of Charles Saatchi
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05 June 2010

A Short Biography of Charles SaatchiAlong with his brother Maurice, Charles Saatchi was part of the world’s largest advertising agency for much of the late 1980s and early 90s. After the brothers were forced out of their business - Saatchi & Saatchi - in 1995, the duo formed a new agency called M&C Saatchi. To date, M&C is one of the top advertising agencies in Europe.

Maurice Saatchi is famous in his own right, but his brother Charles is a world recognized celebrity figure. Charles was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1947. Like many Iraqi families of the era, the Saatchi’s were wealthy and thus ripe for persecution. They fled to London to avoid maltreatment, and Charles received a good education from Christ’s College.

Charles’ tastes were quite varied as a young man, taking a liking to U.S. pop culture, cards and comic collecting, and even art after seeing a painting by Jackson Pollock. With these interests in mind, Saatchi wanted a career that would make him rich and famous. He attended the London College of Communication and set out to form his own advertising agency after graduating.

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