Robert Holding

About Robert Holding

Birth Day: November 29, 1926
Birth Place: United States
Died On: April 19, 2013(2013-04-19) (aged 86)\nSalt Lake City, Utah
Birth Sign: Sagittarius
Cause of death: Cardiovascular disease
Alma mater: University of Utah
Occupation: Hotelier
Spouse(s): Carol Orme Holding (married 1952–2013, his death)
Children: Three children, including: Stephen Holding

Robert Holding Net Worth

Robert Holding was bornon November 29, 1926 in United States. One of America's most successful entrepreneurs, Wyoming billionaire Robert Earl Holding, died on April 13 at age 86, apparently from age and complications related to a 2002 stroke. The son of mormons who lost everything in the 1929 Crash, Holding grew up very poor. He served in the Army Air Corps and later attended the University of Utah. After a time as a civil engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation, he moved his family to southwest Wyoming in 1952 to manage money losing motel-gas station in isolated Little America, Wyo. He eventually bought out the other owners and started adding pumps. He later borrowed to buy the Mobil refinery in Casper Wyoming in 1968, and went on to purchase Sinclair Oil in 1976. A year later he bought Sun Valley ski resort in Idaho, paying $12 million. At the time of his death, he was considered to be among the largest landowners in America with some 400,000 acres across the west. He owned the Grand America hotel in Salt Lake City, and the ski resorts Snowbasin, Utah and Sun Valley. Holding most recently ranked 139 among America's richest, with a net worth of $3.2 billion. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carol, and his three children including son Stephen who is considered to be his father's heir apparent.
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💰 Net worth: $3.2 Billion

2010 $3.1 Billion
2011 $2.6 Billion
2012 $2.6 Billion
2013 $3.2 Billion
2018 $3.2 Billion

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Famous Quotes:

The passing of Earl Holding is a sad day for Wyoming. He and his wife, Carol, have lived the story of the American dream. Their accomplishments growing up during the Depression, excelling in business, and giving back to the state and the country epitomize that story. Earl was not only an icon in business, he was an extraordinary philanthropist. His is a great American success story, because, for him, the two—business achievement and giving back—were inseparable.

Biography/Timeline

1926


Robert Earl Holding (November 29, 1926 – April 19, 2013) was an American businessman who owned Sinclair Oil Corporation, the Grand America Hotels & Resorts, the Grand America Hotel, the Westgate Hotel in San Diego, California (directed by Georg Hochfilzer), and two ski resorts, Sun Valley in central Idaho since 1977, and Snowbasin near Ogden, Utah, since 1984.

1940

With an estimated net worth of around $3.2 billion at the time of his death, he was ranked on Forbes's Forbes 400 list as the 155th-richest person in America.

1952

In 1952, Holding began work on the first Little America west of Rock Springs, Wyoming. In 1965, Holding and his wife, the former Carol Orme, started the Little America in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and completed construction a year later. For a time they resided in a house on the grounds of this Little America. His son, Stephen, also lived there when he managed the travel plaza. In 2008, the Holdings added a large convention and conference center at Little America.

2002

After suffering a severe stroke in 2002, Holding was partially paralyzed, but made sufficient recovery and to continue the management of his organization until his death in the spring of 2013.