Money, Power and Politics

Steve Wynn would have been remembered in Nevada history as a major entrepreneur—a major innovator in the hotel, casino, tourism and entertainment industry. Now, he’s also going to be remembered as part of the #MeToo movement amid the accusations of sexual harassment, and worse.

He also has been important in Nevada’s history in another way—as a powerful influence in our politics. But he’s not the first and he won’t be the last important, wealthy, powerful person to influence our lives in Nevada.

UNLV professor Michael Green looks back at some of the power players of the past.