Miss USA 2010 - Judge - Phil Ruffin
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Phil Ruffin


Phil Ruffin and The Ruffin Companies represent diverse real estate, lodging, manufacturing, energy and retail enterprises, employing more than 5,000 people across the country. Ruffin owns 100 percent of each company and is the sole stockholder.

Ruffin's diverse business career has run the gamut from owning a dairy, a bank, and more than 4 million square feet of commercial real estate, which included shopping centers, office buildings and strip centers, to expansive holdings in the hotel and gaming industries. In 2007, Ruffin and Donald Trump formed a joint venture to build the 1,283-room Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas, which is now open. In 2009, Ruffin purchased Treasure Island in Las Vegas from MGM Mirage for $755 million, where he continues to serve as its owner and top executive.