Donald J. Laughlin

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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.

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.

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Donald J. Laughlin Quick Info

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

Donald J. Laughlin Important Facts

  • At 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.”.
  • Waged campaigns for President of the United States in 1992, 2004, and 2008.
  • Living in Camarillo, California. [January 2004]
  • Tom and wife Delores Taylor have three children — Frank Laughlin, Teresa Kelly (was billed as either Teresa Laughlin or T.C. Laughlin), and Christina Laughlin.
  • Played Billy Jack for the fifth time in “The Return Of Billy Jack” (1985), an unfinished film in which Billy Jack battled child pornographers.
  • Was a running back for the University of Minnesota football team, and later tried out for the old Chicago Cardinals in the NFL.
  • Frank Laughlin, the name that Tom Laughlin often used as a pseudonym, is actually his son’s name.
  • Attended 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.
  • Garnered 147 votes in the January, 2004, New Hampshire primary.
  • Intends to run against Arnold Schwarzenegger for governor of California.
  • Has done extensive research on Jungian psychology and alternative cancer therapy treatments.
  • Tom’s movie Billy Jack (1971) cost $800,000 to make and grossed over $65 million.
  • Trained in hapkido karate by karate master Bong Soo Han.

Donald J. Laughlin Filmography

The Return of Billy Jack1986Billy JackActor
The Legend of the Lone Ranger1981Neeley (Cavendish gang)Actor
The Big Sleep1978LouActor
Billy Jack Goes to Washington1977Billy JackActor
Voyage of the Damned1976Engineering Officer (uncredited)Actor
The Littlest Horse Thieves1976Actor
The Master Gunfighter1975FinleyActor
The Trial of Billy Jack1974Billy JackActor
Billy Jack1971Billy JackActor
The Born Losers1967Billy JackActor
The Proper Time1962Mickey HendersonActor
Like Father, Like Son1961Chris WotanActor
Tall Story1960Fred JensenActor
Tales of Wells Fargo1959TV SeriesJess WilsonActor
Battle of the Coral Sea1959Ens. FranklinActor
Riverboat1959TV SeriesTom FowlerActor
The Deputy1959TV SeriesJim StantonActor
Wagon Train1957-1959TV SeriesJocko Naughton / Earl ‘Laramie Kid’ HalsteadActor
Gidget1959Lover BoyActor
M Squad1959TV SeriesNick ‘Sharpy’ SharplesActor
Senior Prom1958Carter Breed IIIActor
Lux Playhouse1958TV SeriesKillerActor
Flight1958TV SeriesActor
Man with a Camera1958TV SeriesJoey SavoyanActor
Studio One in Hollywood1958TV SeriesTempletonActor
South Pacific1958Lt. Buzz AdamsActor
Lafayette Escadrille1958Arthur BlumenthalActor
Playhouse 901957TV SeriesActor
The Silent Service1957TV SeriesLou / LanningActor
The Walter Winchell File1957TV SeriesPeter RakosiActor
Lux Video Theatre1957TV SeriesJessActor
The Delinquents1957ScottyActor
Climax!1955-1957TV SeriesPaisanActor
The Millionaire1956TV SeriesVic CarterActor
Tea and Sympathy1956RalphActor
These Wilder Years1956Football Player (uncredited)Actor
Navy Log1955-1956TV SeriesEnsign Fred Scot / McQueenActor
Front Row Center1956TV SeriesTom WhiteActor
Matinee Theatre1955TV SeriesActor
The Return of Billy Jack1986Director
Billy Jack Goes to Washington1977as T.C. FrankDirector
The Master Gunfighter1975as Frank LaughlinDirector
The Trial of Billy Jack1974as Frank LaughlinDirector
Billy Jack1971as T.C. FrankDirector
The Born Losers1967as T.C. FrankDirector
The Proper Time1962Director
Like Father, Like Son1961Director
The Return of Billy Jack1986Writer
Billy Jack Goes to Washington1977written by – as Frank ChristinaWriter
The Master Gunfighter1975as Harold LaplandWriter
The Trial of Billy Jack1974screenplay – as Frank ChristinaWriter
Billy Jack1971screenplay – as Frank ChristinaWriter
The Proper Time1962original screenplayWriter
Like Father, Like Son1961written byWriter
The Return of Billy Jack1986executive producerProducer
The Trial of Billy Jack1974executive producer – uncreditedProducer
Billy Jack1971producer – as Mary Rose SoltiProducer
The Born Losers1967producer – as Donald HendersonProducer
The Proper Time1962producerProducer
Like Father, Like Son1961producerProducer
Like Father, Like Son1961as Donald HendersonEditor
When Life Gives You Lemons2010/IIShort very special thanksThanks
Far from the Sea2008grateful thanksThanks
Altman’s Apprenticeship: The Kansas City Years2007Video shortHimselfSelf
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick1995DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Merv Griffin Show1977TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself – Actor / Director / Writer (In Memoriam)Archive Footage
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHimself – In MemoriamArchive Footage

Donald J. Laughlin Awards

1971Golden CharybdisTaormina International Film FestivalBilly Jack (1971)Won
1971Golden CharybdisTaormina International Film FestivalBilly Jack (1971)Nominated