Gamal Aziz, also known as Gamal Aziz, is a businessman who is of Egyptian-American ethnicity. He was previously President of Wynn Macau Limited and also Chief Operating Officer of Wynn Resorts Development. Despite these positions, he was also the former CEO of MGM Resorts International.
Gamal Aziz was born in Egypt and spent his childhood in Cairo, Egypt and was later relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada where he has lived his entire life. He went to Cairo University where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is a married man with three children.
Gamal Aziz’s career
Gamal Abdelaziz held a senior executive position at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. He has also been an active general manager for other hotels including the Plaza Hotel in New York City, the Westin Hotel in Washington, DC, and the St. Francis in San Francisco. He attained high-profile positions wherever he went with a motive to build his professional career.
Gamal Aziz helped Steve Wynn open the Bellagio – the most expensive hotel in the United States ever built and where Aziz himself served as senior vice president – the post he held from 1998-2000. He was in charge of overseeing and maintaining the hotel’s quality overseeing the food and beverage department.
He next came into the limelight when he became the next president and chief operating officer of the grand resort called MGM Grand. It is one of the largest hotels in the US with around 5,000 rooms and 10,000 employees. Azaz joined the hotel as President in 2001. He later became President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM Resorts International and then, in September 2010, MGM Hospitality. In this position, he helped hotels complete at least 27 more hotel projects in the leisure markets and achieve a rank in the world.
Rise to Fame
In January 2013, he received the position of President and Chief Operating Officer at Wynn Resorts Development LLC, where his work involved overseeing expansion opportunities. He next became President of Wynn Macau Ltd where his work was linked to reporting directly to Wynn. In December 2015 he obtained a rank in a hotel and hospitality school called Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL). He was appointed to the international advisory board. In September 2016, he resigned from his position as President and Board Member of Wynn Macau. Most recently, he became Chairman and CEO of Legacy Hospitality Group in March 2019.
Gamal Aziz biography
|Real name||Gamal Aziz|
|date of birth||1957-1958|
|Age (as of 2022)||63-64 years|
|place of birth||Egypt|
|height||in feet inches – 5′ 10” – in centimeters – 177 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 82kg – in pounds – 180 pounds|
|shoe size||10 (US)|
|Hair color||dark brown|
|eye color||dark brown|
Gamal Aziz Family
|who is his wife||Not known|
Aziz is certainly a married man, but he has not revealed his wife’s identity to the public. He has three children with his wife. He was not involved in any scandal other than the one in which he attempted to bribe the admissions board to get his daughter admitted to college at the University of Southern California.
In March 2019, Aziz was named along with other parents in a criminal complaint alleging mail fraud, honest services mail fraud and the conspiracy involved. Along with other parents, he was implicated in the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal. Later in October 2021 the parents were found guilty and now in February 2022 they have been sentenced to their special time in prison. Gamal Abdelaziz faces a year and a day in federal prison. He was sentenced to two years of supervised release, 400 hours of community service and a $250,000 fine.
Gamal Abdelaziz is formerly known for his managerial positions in hotels and casinos. He’s facing a fine for paying $300,000 to get his daughter admitted to the University of Southern California as a basketball player. He prepared false qualifications for his daughter and allegedly attempted to gain admission based on those false qualifications.
Gamal Abdelaziz is not alone in this matter. John Wilson, a private equity executive, is also accused of paying the $220,000 fine. He also falsified his son’s qualifications and allegedly attempted to get his son admitted to USC as a water polo player. He was later in the news for attempting to pay another $1.5 million to secure his daughters admissions to Harvard and Stanford, respectively.
Gamal Aziz Net Worth
When Gamal Abdelaziz stepped down from his posts as President and Director of Wynn Macau Ltd, he was managing a luxury of around $4.2 billion. He was one of the wealthiest people to volunteer for hotel and related positions. According to reliable sources, he is estimated to have a net worth of around US$5 million which further includes his association with various companies, net worth in various commercials and working for various hotel positions.