The Life and Influence of Steve Wynn
The Facinating Story of Steve Wynn
Steve Wynn is a visionary best known for single-handedly reviving Las Vegas through the development of high-end casino resorts like the world-renowned Mirage, the Bellagio, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. Which was built on the site of the old Desert Inn.
Steve was responsible for transforming Las Vegas from its mob and gambling roots into a resort destination focused on family friendly ambiance.
Steve Wynn was born Stephen Allen Weinberg on January the 27th 1942.
He had some gambling related experience as his father owned a chain of bingo parlors all over the East Coast of America.
Steve Wynn was raised in Utica New York and graduated from a prestigious private school in 1959 from there he attended the University of Pennsylvania where he would receive his BA in English literature.
When tragedy struck his father passed away in the middle of his open-heart surgery the 21 years old Steve had to deal not just with the sudden loss of his father.
His inheritance included $350,000 of gambling debts that his father left behind.
Also, a known investor in the famous Golden Nugget casino on Fremont Street.
He also opened Wynn resorts in Macau in May of 2006. Time magazine featured Steve Wynn as one of the world’s most influential people.
Steve Wynn loved art and was a vivid art collector, but probably the dumbest thing he ever did was to put his elbow through a Vincent van Gogh painting at a dinner party! Oops!
Maybe Steve had a few too many?