Don Laughlin Net Worth

Don Laughlin Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Donald J. Laughlin net worth is
$1 Billion

Donald J. Laughlin Wiki Biography

Donald J. Laughlin was born on the 4th May 1931, in Owatonna, Minnesota USA, and is a gambling entrepreneur, hotelier and rancher, perhaps best known as the owner of Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino. Don has been active in the business since the late 1950s.

How rich is the gambler, entrepreneur, hotelier and rancher? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the total size of Don Laughlin’s net worth is as much as $1 billion, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016, making him one of the richest hoteliers in the USA. Hotels, ranches as well as gambling are the main sources of Laughlin wealth. His assets among others include a private helicopter, a collection of automobiles and other luxuries.

Don Laughlin Net Worth $1 Billion

To begin with, he was raised in Owatonna, and from a young age he knew the way to earn money, as in winters, he worked as a fur trapper, and invested the money to buy slot machines to make a bigger profit. As a high school student, he earned $500 per week, and decided to drop out of school in order to have more time for business.

In the late 1950s, he settled down in Las Vegas, Nevada and bought the casino called 101 Club, later selling it. In 1964, Laughlin was rich enough to buy a private plane, and while flying his own plane he foresaw the potential area of the resort and bought a motel there. Don initially entertained his guests with gambling facilities and cheap meals, installing gaming tables as well as slot machines. He then purchased all possible accommodation facilities in Riverside, and renamed the place to The Town of Laughlin, as the inspector of Postal Service of USA insisted. It is known that the expansions were made in 1972 adding 48 rooms, in 1975 52 rooms, in 1983 253 more rooms, and several more additions.

In line with his interest, an automotive museum was added in 1986, the latter being named Don Laughlin’s Classic Car Collection and is an exhibition of special and classic cars of Laughlin. It should be noted, that Laughlin added a bowling centre in 1999. The whole resort currently is known as the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino. What is more, Don Laughlin financed the constructions of the bridge which united the northern tip of Laughlin and the Laughlin Bullhead International Airport over the Colorado River, which also connected the Arizona Highways 68 & 95 with Nevada Highway 163, and he also financed the building and expansion of the Laughlin Bullhead International Airport. To conclude, all the above mentioned facilities have helped increase the overall size of Don Laughlin’s net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of the billionaire, he is married to Elizabeth Laughlin, and they have three adults children. Laughlin and his wife split their time between his ranch in Kingman and their penthouse suite in Riverside.

Full NameTom Laughlin
Net Worth$1 Billion
Date Of BirthMay 4, 1931
DiedDecember 12, 2013, Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Place Of BirthOwatonna, Minnesota USA
ProfessionEntrepreneur, hotelier and rancher
EducationMarquette University, Washington High School, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of South Dakota
SpouseElizabeth Laughlin
ChildrenTeresa Kelly, Christina Laughlin, Frank Laughlin
MoviesBilly Jack, The Born Losers, The Trial of Billy Jack, Billy Jack Goes to Washington, The Master Gunfighter, South Pacific, Tea and Sympathy, The Delinquents, Gidget, The Proper Time, Lafayette Escadrille, Tall Story, The Big Sleep, Battle of the Coral Sea, Senior Prom, Brannigan, ECW on TNN, The Ret...
TV ShowsECW Hardcore TV, ECW Pay-Per-View, WWE Heat
1At the time of his death, his family requested publicly "In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that donations be made to Friends of Pine Ridge or the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.".
2Waged campaigns for President of the United States in 1992, 2004, and 2008.
3Living in Camarillo, California. [January 2004]
4Tom and wife Delores Taylor have three children -- Frank Laughlin, Teresa Kelly (was billed as either Teresa Laughlin or T.C. Laughlin), and Christina Laughlin.
5Played Billy Jack for the fifth time in "The Return Of Billy Jack" (1985), an unfinished film in which Billy Jack battled child pornographers.
6Was a running back for the University of Minnesota football team, and later tried out for the old Chicago Cardinals in the NFL.
7Frank Laughlin, the name that Tom Laughlin often used as a pseudonym, is actually his son's name.
8Attended and graduated from Washington High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He returned to the school in 1978 and told an assembly that he was a 'greaser' during his High School years, and that he once beat up Gene Wilder. Wilder went to the same school and lived in the same neighborhood.
9Garnered 147 votes in the January, 2004, New Hampshire primary.
10Intends to run against Arnold Schwarzenegger for governor of California.
11Has done extensive research on Jungian psychology and alternative cancer therapy treatments.
12Tom's movie Billy Jack (1971) cost $800,000 to make and grossed over $65 million.
13Trained in hapkido karate by karate master Bong Soo Han.


The Return of Billy Jack1986Billy Jack
The Legend of the Lone Ranger1981Neeley (Cavendish gang)
The Big Sleep1978Lou
Billy Jack Goes to Washington1977Billy Jack
Voyage of the Damned1976Engineering Officer (uncredited)
The Littlest Horse Thieves1976
The Master Gunfighter1975Finley
The Trial of Billy Jack1974Billy Jack
Billy Jack1971Billy Jack
The Born Losers1967Billy Jack
The Proper Time1962Mickey Henderson
Like Father, Like Son1961Chris Wotan
Tall Story1960Fred Jensen
Tales of Wells Fargo1959TV SeriesJess Wilson
Battle of the Coral Sea1959Ens. Franklin
Riverboat1959TV SeriesTom Fowler
The Deputy1959TV SeriesJim Stanton
Wagon Train1957-1959TV SeriesJocko Naughton / Earl 'Laramie Kid' Halstead
Gidget1959Lover Boy
M Squad1959TV SeriesNick 'Sharpy' Sharples
Senior Prom1958Carter Breed III
Lux Playhouse1958TV SeriesKiller
Flight1958TV Series
Man with a Camera1958TV SeriesJoey Savoyan
Studio One in Hollywood1958TV SeriesTempleton
South Pacific1958Lt. Buzz Adams
Lafayette Escadrille1958Arthur Blumenthal
Playhouse 901957TV Series
The Silent Service1957TV SeriesLou / Lanning
The Walter Winchell File1957TV SeriesPeter Rakosi
Lux Video Theatre1957TV SeriesJess
The Delinquents1957Scotty
Climax!1955-1957TV SeriesPaisan
The Millionaire1956TV SeriesVic Carter
Tea and Sympathy1956Ralph
These Wilder Years1956Football Player (uncredited)
Navy Log1955-1956TV SeriesEnsign Fred Scot / McQueen
Front Row Center1956TV SeriesTom White
Matinee Theatre1955TV Series


The Return of Billy Jack1986
Billy Jack Goes to Washington1977as T.C. Frank
The Master Gunfighter1975as Frank Laughlin
The Trial of Billy Jack1974as Frank Laughlin
Billy Jack1971as T.C. Frank
The Born Losers1967as T.C. Frank
The Proper Time1962
Like Father, Like Son1961


The Return of Billy Jack1986
Billy Jack Goes to Washington1977written by - as Frank Christina
The Master Gunfighter1975as Harold Lapland
The Trial of Billy Jack1974screenplay - as Frank Christina
Billy Jack1971screenplay - as Frank Christina
The Proper Time1962original screenplay
Like Father, Like Son1961written by


The Return of Billy Jack1986executive producer
The Trial of Billy Jack1974executive producer - uncredited
Billy Jack1971producer - as Mary Rose Solti
The Born Losers1967producer - as Donald Henderson
The Proper Time1962producer
Like Father, Like Son1961producer


Like Father, Like Son1961as Donald Henderson


When Life Gives You Lemons2010/IIShort very special thanks
Far from the Sea2008grateful thanks


Altman's Apprenticeship: The Kansas City Years2007Video shortHimself
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick1995DocumentaryHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1977TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Actor / Director / Writer (In Memoriam)
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam

Won Awards

1971Golden CharybdisTaormina International Film FestivalBilly Jack (1971)

Nominated Awards

1971Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureBilly Jack (1971)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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