Looks like things have come around for Frank and Lorenzo, even with Station still in bankruptcy they are back on the Forbes 400 list this year.
Frank Fertitta (365) $1.1B
Will jump back into casino game with brother Lorenzo when family's Station Casinos emerges from bankruptcy in 2011; Fertittas will remain controlling owners. Brothers bought mixed martial arts outfit Ultimate Fighting Championship for $2 million 2001; plowed in cash to improve operations. Today UFC is their most valuable asset. Father Frank Jr. started as Las Vegas dealer; built casinos geared to locals. Went public 1993, private 2007. Owns extensive art collection.
Lorenzo Fertitta (385) $1B
Returns to billionaire status thanks to growing martial arts league Ultimate Fighting Championship owned with brother Frank; Abu Dhabi investment helping UFC go international. Scuba diver really swims with sharks--including tigers and great whites. Father Frank Jr. started as Las Vegas dealer; built casinos geared to locals. Went public 1993, private 2007. The brothers own extensive art collections.
Friend of the sport Mark Cuban is sitting at 144 this year with $2.5B. He's up from last year's $2.4B. Looks like the economy is improving for some people at least.