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  • Robert Earl Holding (born 1927) is the owner of Sinclair Oil, Little America Hotels, The Grand America Hotel, and two ski resorts, Sun Valley in central Idaho, and Snowbasin near Ogden, Utah. R. Earl Holding was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Utah. His parents were apartment caretakers. Holding also owns 400,000 acres of working cattle ranch land in northern Wyoming and southern Montana....
  • Robert Earl Holding was an American businessman who owned Sinclair Oil Corporation, the Little America Hotels, the Grand America Hotel, the Westgate Hotel in San Diego, California, and two ski resorts, Sun Valley in central Idaho since 1977, and Snowbasin near Ogden, Utah, since 1984. Holding, affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was born and reared in Salt Lake City, Utah, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Utah. His parents were apartment caretakers. In 1952, Holding began work on the first Little America west of Rock Springs, Wyoming. In 1965, Holding and his wife, the former Carol Orme, started the Little America in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and completed construction a year later. For a time they resided in a house on the grounds of this Little America. His son, Stephen, also lived there when he managed the travel plaza. In 2008, the Holdings added a large convention and conference center at Little America. Holding owned 400,000 acres of working cattle ranch land in northern Wyoming and southern Montana. With an estimated current net worth of around $2.6 billion, the time of his death he was ranked on Forbes's Forbes 400 list as the 155th-richest person in America. Wikipedia

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