Steve Wynn Biography
(Casino Resort Developer)
Birthday: January 27, 1942 (Aquarius)
Born In: New Haven
Steve Wynn is an American business magnate famous for building high end casinos like The Mirage and The Bellagio in Las Vegas. By extensively expanding and rejuvenating the Las Vegas Strip, he played a major role in the resurgence of the internationally renowned strip which is known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos. Wynn is known for building extravagant properties sparing no expense, and is one of the biggest developers in Las Vegas having overseen the construction and development of several luxury resorts like Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Macau, and Encore Las Vegas. Born as the son of an enterprising bingo-parlor operator, Wynn enjoyed a privileged childhood. He inherited his father’s business acumen and mother’s aesthetic sense and grew up to be a smart young man. His father did not want his son to get into the bingo business and sent him to the University of Pennsylvania so that he could study and pursue a more respectable profession. However, his father died shortly before Steve graduated, plunging the family into heavy debt. Aged just 21 at that time, Steve Wynn relinquished a position at Yale Law School and took charge of his family's business. Working tirelessly, he re-established and expanded his father’s business and over the decades rose to become one of the country’s leading hotel and casino moguls.