Name:R. Donahue Peebles
Company:The Peebles Corporation
What makes them haute:
As the CEO and chairman of the Coral Gables-based Peebles Corporation, Don Peebles is the owner of the largest African-American real estate development firm in the country. Peebles Corp. has teamed up with Mardi Gras Hotel and Casino and the JV, renaming themselves Mardi-Gras Inn Ltd. to develop a $2 billion hotel and resort development project in Las Vegas. The joint venture will be located just half a mile from the Vegas Strip, the property will become the site of the Las Palmas Resort and Casino, which will be a fully operational convention center resort with two hotels.