Michael Malik Sr.
Michael J. Malik Sr. is a Detroit-based developer and entrepreneur with a net worth of $750 million. A prominent figure in the casino and entertainment industry, Malik has been instrumental in legalizing gambling and developing casinos across the United States. Partnering with Marian Ilitch and other local stakeholders, he has been a driving force behind projects like MotorCity Casino in Detroit, which now contributes to an entertainment industry exceeding $1.3 billion per year in the city. Malik has also played a key role in Native American gaming, notably developing casinos for Michigan’s Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and the Bay Mills Indian Tribe. Currently, he is the managing partner in BarWest L.L.C., working on a world-class casino complex in Barstow, California. Malik’s influence extends from Michigan to Hawaii, New York, and California, making him a major player in the U.S. gaming and entertainment sectors.
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