Steve Wynn conceived the Bellagio in Las Vegas when he purchased the Dunes property in 1993. The Bellagio opened in 1998 and became one of the biggest reasons people came to Las Vegas. Steve Wynn spent $88 million on the opening. Steve followed up by opening the Wynn in 2005 and a replica of the Wynn called the Encore.
Genting is run by Lim Kok Thay, a Malaysian entrepreneur with an engineering degree and attended a 6 week management class at Harvard Business School in 1979. He is the chairman of Genting, a conglomerate active in leisure & hospitality, power generation, oil palm plantations, property development, biotechnology, and oil & gas business activities.