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George J. Maloof Jr.

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Name  George Maloof,
Role  Entrepreneur
Grandparents  Joseph Maloof

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Full Name  George Joseph Maloof, Jr.
Born  2 September 1964 (age 51) (1964-09-02)
Alma mater  University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Occupation  Entrepreneur, businessman
Relatives  Adrienne Maloof (sister)
Education  University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Parents  George J. Maloof, Sr., Colleen Maloof
Siblings  Adrienne Maloof, Gavin Maloof, Joe Maloof, Phil Maloof
Nephews  Gavin Nassif, Colin Nassif, Christian Nassif
Similar People  Adrienne Maloof, Kerry Simon, Tara Reid, Hugh Hefner
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George Joseph Maloof Jr. (born September 2, 1964), is an American entrepreneur and businessman. He is the former owner of the Sacramento Kings, the former owner of the now defunct Sacramento Monarchs, and minority owner of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas with his brothers Gavin Maloof, Joe Maloof, Phil Maloof and sister Adrienne Maloof. He is part of the Maloof Family.

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Life and career

Maloof is of Lebanese and Irish descent. He was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico where his father, George Sr., operated a Coors beer distributorship. He attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he studied casino management. He graduated Class of 1987 and was a member of the Kappa-Alpha Chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. While at UNLV, Maloof played cornerback for the Runnin' Rebels football team. Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight was his locker mate.

Maloof is the leading force behind the building and operation of the Palms Casino Resort just off Flamingo Road in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has overseen the operation of hotels throughout the Southwest and California, including the Fiesta hotel-casino in North Las Vegas, the Central Palace Casino in Central City, Colorado, and the Palms.

Maloof opened his first casino in Central City, Colorado before returning to Las Vegas to open the Fiesta in 1994. He then built the 430-room Palms resort in 2001 with family money. The boutique hotel, which boasts more than $50 million in annual profits, boasts stripper poles in private rooms, the Real World Suite (home to MTV’s reality series) and an emphasis on hiring beautiful women. "If you have the girls, you are going to get the guys," Maloof once said. The Palms has hosted the MTV Video Music Awards, NBA All-Star weekend and the Ocean's 13 premiere.

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Maloof has very strong ties with the Las Vegas community. Maloof remains busy on several fronts. The family helped finance the horror flick Feast. All the Maloofs are members of the Screen Actors Guild and hope to become major players in the film industry with Phil Maloof leading the pack in that effort. The four brothers have also filmed a series of Carl's Jr. commercials, which began airing on Oct. 16, 2006. During the commercial shoot he complained "It was a real challenge to film these commercials. We had to bite into these cold hamburgers and we did about a hundred takes. I kept spitting out these hamburgers. ... I need a hot hamburger."

Additional reading

  • Biography of George Maloof Jr. at IMDB.com
  • Celebrity Week
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  • Entrepreneur.com
  • References

    George J. Maloof Jr. Wikipedia