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Stephen Alan Wynn (born January 27, 1942 in New Haven, Connecticut) is a casino resort developer. He is credited with spearheading the dramatic expansion of Las Vegas, Nevada in the 1990s.

Wynn's father, Michael Weinberg, ran a string of bingo parlors in the eastern United States, and died shortly before Wynn graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963. Wynn took over running the family's bingo operation in Maryland. He did well enough at it to accumulate the money to buy a small stake in the Frontier Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where he and his wife, Elaine, moved in 1967.

Wynn managed to parlay his profits from a land deal in the early 1970s (the deal involved two established titans of the Las Vegas casino business, Howard Hughes and Caesars Palace) into a controlling interest in a dusty downtown casino, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas. Wynn renovated, revamped and expanded the Golden Nugget with enormous success, in the process attracting a new upscale clientele to downtown Las Vegas.

Wynn had previously acquired interests in various existing casinos. His first major Strip casino, The Mirage, set a new standard for size and lavishness, with construction costs to match. The Mirage featured an indoor forest and an outdoor "volcano," and with high quality room appointments and an emphasis on service, the Mirage was another great success. The Mirage was the first project in which he was involved in the design and construction of a casino. Financed largely with junk bonds issued by Michael Milken it was considered a risky venture, by the standards then prevailing in Las Vegas, because of its high cost and emphasis on luxury. It proved to be enormously successful and made Wynn a major part of Las Vegas history.

Wynn expanded further on his concept of the luxury casino in the later Bellagio resort, including an artificial lake, indoor conservatory and an art gallery in which Wynn displayed museum-quality artworks, and branches of high-end boutiques and restaurants located in Paris, San Francisco or New York.

Wynn's company, Mirage Resorts, Inc., developed casino/hotels in other locations around the United States.

Mirage Resorts was sold to MGM Grand Inc. in 2000, to form MGM Mirage. With the money he made on that deal, and with his ability to secure ever-greater financing, Wynn built a new resort, his most expensive yet, the Wynn Las Vegas, which opened on the former site of the Desert Inn on April 28, 2005.

According to the Forbes 400 listing, Wynn became a billionaire in 2004, when his net worth doubled, to $1.3 billion. [1]

Wynn owned The Golden Nugget in Atlantic City in the late 70's and into the early 80's. The casino was a major success, and he rewarded his employees new cars from a Honda Dealership in Atlantic City. Frustrations with New Jersey gaming regulators led to Wynn selling The Golden Nugget to Bally Entertainment, Incorporated.

Wynn owns an impressive art collection, which is on display to the public at Wynn Las Vegas. It includes paintings by Picasso, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Warhol, and Matisse.

His daughter Kevyn was kidnapped [2] in 1993. The developer paid $1.45 million in ransom for her safe return, and the kidnappers were famously nabbed when one bought a Ferrari in Newport Beach. (This story was obliquely referenced in the Ocean's Eleven remake.)Wynn suffers from retinitis pigmentosa.

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Stephen Wynn Biography

Stephen Alan Wynn (born January 27, 1942 in New Haven, Connecticut) is a casino resort developer. He is credited with spearheading the dramatic expansion of Las Vegas, Nevada in the 1990s.

Wynn's father, Michael Weinberg, ran a string of bingo parlors in the eastern United States, and died shortly before Wynn graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963. Wynn took over running the family's bingo operation in Maryland. He did well enough at it to accumulate the money to buy a small stake in the Frontier Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where he and his wife, Elaine, moved in 1967.

Wynn managed to parlay his profits from a land deal in the early 1970s (the deal involved two established titans of the Las Vegas casino business, Howard Hughes and Caesars Palace) into a controlling interest in a dusty downtown casino, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas. Wynn renovated, revamped and expanded the Golden Nugget with enormous success, in the process attracting a new upscale clientele to downtown Las Vegas.

Wynn had previously acquired interests in various existing casinos. His first major Strip casino, The Mirage, set a new standard for size and lavishness, with construction costs to match. The Mirage featured an indoor forest and an outdoor "volcano," and with high quality room appointments and an emphasis on service, the Mirage was another great success. The Mirage was the first project in which he was involved in the design and construction of a casino. Financed largely with junk bonds issued by Michael Milken it was considered a risky venture, by the standards then prevailing in Las Vegas, because of its high cost and emphasis on luxury. It proved to be enormously successful and made Wynn a major part of Las Vegas history.

Wynn expanded further on his concept of the luxury casino in the later Bellagio resort, including an artificial lake, indoor conservatory and an art gallery in which Wynn displayed museum-quality artworks, and branches of high-end boutiques and restaurants located in Paris, San Francisco or New York.

Wynn's company, Mirage Resorts, Inc., developed casino/hotels in other locations around the United States.

Mirage Resorts was sold to MGM Grand Inc. in 2000, to form MGM Mirage. With the money he made on that deal, and with his ability to secure ever-greater financing, Wynn built a new resort, his most expensive yet, the Wynn Las Vegas, which opened on the former site of the Desert Inn on April 28, 2005.

According to the Forbes 400 listing, Wynn became a billionaire in 2004, when his net worth doubled, to $1.3 billion. [1]

Wynn owned The Golden Nugget in Atlantic City in the late 70's and into the early 80's. The casino was a major success, and he rewarded his employees new cars from a Honda Dealership in Atlantic City. Frustrations with New Jersey gaming regulators led to Wynn selling The Golden Nugget to Bally Entertainment, Incorporated.

Wynn owns an impressive art collection, which is on display to the public at Wynn Las Vegas. It includes paintings by Picasso, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Warhol, and Matisse.

His daughter Kevyn was kidnapped [2] in 1993. The developer paid $1.45 million in ransom for her safe return, and the kidnappers were famously nabbed when one bought a Ferrari in Newport Beach. (This story was obliquely referenced in the Ocean's Eleven remake.)Wynn suffers from retinitis pigmentosa.

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  • How to book Stephen Wynn?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Stephen Wynn for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Stephen Wynn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Stephen Wynn or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Stephen Wynn?

    Booking fees for Stephen Wynn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Stephen Wynn, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Stephen Wynn?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Stephen Wynn for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Stephen Wynn for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Stephen Wynn or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Stephen Wynn or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Stephen Wynn is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Stephen Wynn for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Stephen Wynn generally travels from NV, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Paul Orfalea, Jim McCann, Jeff Taylor, Geoffrey Moore and Barbara Corcoran. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Stephen Wynn for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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