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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 Name||Tom Laughlin|
|Net Worth||$1 Billion|
|Date Of Birth||May 4, 1931|
|Died||December 12, 2013, Thousand Oaks, California, United States|
|Place Of Birth||Owatonna, Minnesota USA|
|Profession||Entrepreneur, hotelier and rancher|
|Education||Marquette University, Washington High School, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of South Dakota|
|Children||Teresa Kelly, Christina Laughlin, Frank Laughlin|
|Movies||Billy 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 Shows||ECW 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 Jack||1986||Billy Jack||Actor|
|The Legend of the Lone Ranger||1981||Neeley (Cavendish gang)||Actor|
|The Big Sleep||1978||Lou||Actor|
|Billy Jack Goes to Washington||1977||Billy Jack||Actor|
|Voyage of the Damned||1976||Engineering Officer (uncredited)||Actor|
|The Littlest Horse Thieves||1976||Actor|
|The Master Gunfighter||1975||Finley||Actor|
|The Trial of Billy Jack||1974||Billy Jack||Actor|
|Billy Jack||1971||Billy Jack||Actor|
|The Born Losers||1967||Billy Jack||Actor|
|The Proper Time||1962||Mickey Henderson||Actor|
|Like Father, Like Son||1961||Chris Wotan||Actor|
|Tall Story||1960||Fred Jensen||Actor|
|Tales of Wells Fargo||1959||TV Series||Jess Wilson||Actor|
|Battle of the Coral Sea||1959||Ens. Franklin||Actor|
|Riverboat||1959||TV Series||Tom Fowler||Actor|
|The Deputy||1959||TV Series||Jim Stanton||Actor|
|Wagon Train||1957-1959||TV Series||Jocko Naughton / Earl ‘Laramie Kid’ Halstead||Actor|
|M Squad||1959||TV Series||Nick ‘Sharpy’ Sharples||Actor|
|Senior Prom||1958||Carter Breed III||Actor|
|Lux Playhouse||1958||TV Series||Killer||Actor|
|Man with a Camera||1958||TV Series||Joey Savoyan||Actor|
|Studio One in Hollywood||1958||TV Series||Templeton||Actor|
|South Pacific||1958||Lt. Buzz Adams||Actor|
|Lafayette Escadrille||1958||Arthur Blumenthal||Actor|
|Playhouse 90||1957||TV Series||Actor|
|The Silent Service||1957||TV Series||Lou / Lanning||Actor|
|The Walter Winchell File||1957||TV Series||Peter Rakosi||Actor|
|Lux Video Theatre||1957||TV Series||Jess||Actor|
|The Millionaire||1956||TV Series||Vic Carter||Actor|
|Tea and Sympathy||1956||Ralph||Actor|
|These Wilder Years||1956||Football Player (uncredited)||Actor|
|Navy Log||1955-1956||TV Series||Ensign Fred Scot / McQueen||Actor|
|Front Row Center||1956||TV Series||Tom White||Actor|
|Matinee Theatre||1955||TV Series||Actor|
|The Return of Billy Jack||1986||Director|
|Billy Jack Goes to Washington||1977||as T.C. Frank||Director|
|The Master Gunfighter||1975||as Frank Laughlin||Director|
|The Trial of Billy Jack||1974||as Frank Laughlin||Director|
|Billy Jack||1971||as T.C. Frank||Director|
|The Born Losers||1967||as T.C. Frank||Director|
|The Proper Time||1962||Director|
|Like Father, Like Son||1961||Director|
|The Return of Billy Jack||1986||Writer|
|Billy Jack Goes to Washington||1977||written by – as Frank Christina||Writer|
|The Master Gunfighter||1975||as Harold Lapland||Writer|
|The Trial of Billy Jack||1974||screenplay – as Frank Christina||Writer|
|Billy Jack||1971||screenplay – as Frank Christina||Writer|
|The Proper Time||1962||original screenplay||Writer|
|Like Father, Like Son||1961||written by||Writer|
|The Return of Billy Jack||1986||executive producer||Producer|
|The Trial of Billy Jack||1974||executive producer – uncredited||Producer|
|Billy Jack||1971||producer – as Mary Rose Solti||Producer|
|The Born Losers||1967||producer – as Donald Henderson||Producer|
|The Proper Time||1962||producer||Producer|
|Like Father, Like Son||1961||producer||Producer|
|Like Father, Like Son||1961||as Donald Henderson||Editor|
|When Life Gives You Lemons||2010/II||Short very special thanks||Thanks|
|Far from the Sea||2008||grateful thanks||Thanks|
|Altman’s Apprenticeship: The Kansas City Years||2007||Video short||Himself||Self|
|Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick||1995||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|The Merv Griffin Show||1977||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The 86th Annual Academy Awards||2014||TV Special||Himself – Actor / Director / Writer (In Memoriam)||Archive Footage|
|20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards||2014||TV Special||Himself – In Memoriam||Archive Footage|
Donald J. Laughlin Awards
|1971||Golden Charybdis||Taormina International Film Festival||Billy Jack (1971)||Won|
|1971||Golden Charybdis||Taormina International Film Festival||Billy Jack (1971)||Nominated|