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Back on the Forbes 400


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.

http://www.forbes.com/profile/frank-fertitta

 

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.

http://www.forbes.com/profile/lorenzo-fertitta

 

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.

http://www.forbes.com/profile/mark-cuban

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