Don Barden

Don Barden was the owner, chairman and chief executive officer of Barden Companies Inc., the Majestic Star and Fitzgerald’s casinos and hotels, and Waycor Development Co. He led the companies from earnings of $600,000 to annual revenue of more than $519 million, making it one of the largest African-American-owned conglomerates in the country. He died May 19, 2011.

Kevin J. Hardy
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