Don Laughlin
Don Laughlin
Real Name/Full Name Donald Joseph Laughlin
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Don Laughlin
Birth Place: Minnesota, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 4th May 1931
Age/How Old: 92 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132lbs
Eye Color: N/A
Hair Color: N/A
Parents Name: Father – Raymond Laughlin Patrick
Mother – Olive Gladys Benalleck
Siblings: Patricia Mary Laughlin and Raymond P. Miller
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Elizabeth Laughlin
Kids/Children Name: Dan Laughlin, Erin Laughlin, and Ron Laughlin
Profession: Gambling entrepreneur, hotelier and rancher
Net Worth: $1 Billion
Last Updated: April 2024

The world of business is a tricky and intriguing world. Not many people have been able to succeed in this field, but there have been a number of people whose success in business is incredible. An example of such people is Don Laughlin. Don Laughlin is an American gambling entrepreneur, hotelier, and rancher.

He has achieved a lot of success and has amassed a lot of wealth through his many different money-making machines. By this I mean his hotels, gambling ventures, real estate, and many others. Let’s examine the successful life and career of Don Laughlin.

Well, how well do you know about Don Laughlin? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Don Laughlin’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography, and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Don Laughlin to date.

Biography and Early Life

Donald Joseph Laughlin was born on the 4th of May 1931 in Owatonna, Minnesota. His parents are Raymond Laughlin Patrick and Olive Gladys Benallick. He grew up with his other two siblings; Patricia Mary Laughlin and Raymond P. Miller. During the winters, he worked as a fur trapper during his youth. He took those profits and used them to purchase slot machines for installation in hunting lodges.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Don Laughlin in 2024, and what is his height and weight? Well, Don Laughlin’s age is 92 years old as of today’s date 17th April 2024 having been born on 4 May 1931. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 132 lbs in Pound and 60 kg in Kilograms.


Laughlin only went to high school but didn’t go to college or university. Even in high school, he wasn’t really the teacher’s favorite. When he was buying those slot machines from his job as a fur trapper, he took some of them to school. The principal of the school was not really happy about his activities.

This was so much so that the principal decided to give him an ultimatum, either to remove the slots out of the school, or he would be expelled. In high school, he was making $500 a week from those slots, three times what the principal was making, so he decided to go with the latter and get out of school.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Laughlin is not a man who speaks a lot about his personal life. Not a lot is known about the guy especially for someone of his status. However, we do know that Laughlin is currently married to Elizabeth Laughlin and have had three children together; Dan Laughlin, Erin Laughlin and Ron Laughlin

Is Don Laughlin Gay?

No, he is not gay.

Professional Career

In the 1950s, he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he bought his first casino, called the 101 Club. He sold in 1964 but by this time he had acquired enough wealth to be flying across the California Arizona Nevada tri-state area. Bullhead City and Kingman in Arizona and Needles in California witnessed a lot of residents arriving in the areas after the construction of the Davis Dam in 1951.

Don saw this as an opportunity to create a resort that would also serve as a stop along the Route 66 freeway. He bought a motel for $250,000 and it became a huge success because it attracted guests who wanted to gamble and also travelers.

The resort had 12 slot machines and two lie gambling tables. Only four rooms were available because the other four were occupied by Don’s family. The resort is now known as the Riverside resort after it went under a number of expansions.

It did so in 1972, 1975, and so on. 42 rooms were added in 1972 and in 1975, 48 new rooms were added. Still in 1975, a fourteen-story tower was put up with 307 new rooms and an automotive museum.  After its last big expansion in 1994, the resort currently has 1405 rooms and also a bowling center.


Don Laughlin has not received any awards or nominations in his lifetime. But despite not receiving any award, the amount of success that he has been able to achieve with his sheer dedication and effort is incomparable to anything else.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Don Laughlin in ’2024’

Don Laughlin Net Worth
Don Laughlin Net Worth

Don Laughlin is known as a very successful businessman, and as for most successful businessmen, they are usually having around more than one source of income. We do not know of all the business ventures that Laughlin is currently involved in, but it is estimated that he has an estimated net worth of $1 Billion as of 2024.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Laughlin played a major role in financing the bridge at the northern tip of Laughlin over the Colorado River and the Laughlin-Bullhead International Airport.
  • When Laughlin was buying the resort along Route 66, the owner of the motel had received several offers before but decided to take Laughlin’s because of his history in the gambling business.

Laughlin has been a very successful man in business ever since he was in high school. He is a role model for many young men who have the urge to venture into the world of business and make some good money. He has undoubtedly proved to us that success comes solely from working hard and believing in oneself.


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