Georgia’s most popular man

Nov 7, 2011
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He is the most popular Georgian on Facebook, and the number of his fans increased after a recent announcement by his billionaire father, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia’s richest man according to Forbes, with an estimated worth of $5.5billion. Ivanishvili declared that he would form a political party and take part in the 2012 parliamentary elections.

His rapper son, Bera, has more than 164,000 fans on his facebook page. One of Bera’s last songs, “Georgian Dream,” dedicated to father’s decision, appeared solely on new media platforms. On his facebook wall he wrote, “All media outlets refused to broadcast the song, we only managed to upload it on youtube and facebook.”

However, with more than 161,000 fans of the song, Bera’s “Georgian Dream” has been shared by over 3,300 people, and 2,200 of users have made comments. About 57,000 people have visited his song on youtube.

About the Author

Elza Ketsbaia

Elza Ketsbaia has served as Transition’s country manager for Georgia for three years. She is an experienced journalist with stints in broadcast journalism at Radio Ucnobi and the Georgian Public Broadcaster. She holds a master’s degree from the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management.
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