Lorenzo Fertitta Biography
Birthday: January 3, 1969 (Capricorn)
Born In: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Lorenzo Joseph Fertitta is an American entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and the former CEO of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Lorenzo and his brother took over the family business from their father, Frank Fertitta Jr. and built an empire from the foundations of Fertitta Enterprises. He, along with his brother Frank III, built the Station Casinos and led it to its first IPO, raising $294 million. He also expanded the franchise by building the Palace Station Hotel & Casino and the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa. Later Lorenzo and his brother set up Zuffa, LLC to purchase the rights of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts promotion. The brothers ran the business until its sale in 2016 and Lorenzo served in the positions of Chairman and CEO of UFC until its sale. He, along with his brother, also set up the Fertitta Capital, a private investment firm in 2017. Apart from business and investment, Lorenzo has done many humanitarian works in his life. The Fertitta family has made numerous donations towards providing academic and sports facilities for underprivileged youth, both at the local and national level. Lorenzo has also been very active with his brother in various activities benefitting the veterans through their organization’s Fertitta Veterans Program.