Elaine Wynn

Elaine Farrell Wynn is an American billionaire businesswoman, philanthropist and art collector. She co-founded Mirage Resorts and Wynn Resorts with her former husband, Steve Wynn. She has supported education causes, the performing arts and the visual arts.

Dubbed the “Queen of Las Vegas,” Elaine Wynn became the largest shareholder of publicly traded Wynn Resorts in March 2018.

Her ex-husband and cofounder Steve Wynn cashed out entirely and stepped down as CEO amid sexual misconduct allegations, which he has denied.

In May 2018, Wynn launched a proxy battle and successfully forced the resignations of two longtime board members who were Steve loyalists.

After marrying Steve during her third year of college, Wynn worked Sundays at his father’s Maryland bingo hall before the couple moved to Las Vegas.

They launched Mirage Resorts in 1973 and went on to cofound Wynn Resorts in 2002. Wynn served as a board member for 13 years until 2015.

As co-chair of LACMA, she has pledged $50 million to build a new permanent collection space. Her lifetime giving tops $125 million.