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Sons of Italy gala in Washington
American casino resort developer Steve Wynn attends the Sons of Italy 20th anniversary gala in Washington on May 22, 2008. Wynn is credited with revamping expansion of the Las Vegas, Nevada, Strip in the 1990s. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Stephen Alan "Steve" Wynn (born January 27, 1942) is an American casino resort/real-estate developer who played a pivotal role in the 1990s resurgence and expansion of the Las Vegas Strip. His companies refurbished or built what are now widely recognized resorts in Las Vegas, including the Golden Nugget, The Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio, Wynn, and Encore.

As of 2011, Wynn is the 512th richest man in the world with a net worth of $2.3 billion (up from $1.5 billion). He made his debut in the Forbes 400 at #377 with a net worth of $650 million in September 2003, but was reported to be worth $1.1 billion only six months later in Forbes' list of world billionaires published in March 2004.

In April 2010, Wynn caused a stir when he chided the government on CNBC and said he was considering moving the company's global headquarters from Las Vegas to Macau. A few weeks later, amidst criticism from his rivals, he clarified that he meant a greater allocation of time spent in Macau because of the substantially higher profits made there.

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