Phillip "Phil" Ruffin Net Worth
Phillip Ruffin net worth: Phillip "Phil" Ruffin is an American businessman who has a net worth of $2.5 billion dollars which makes him one of the richest people in Nevada. Born in Wichita, Kansas, he completed high school, but subsequently dropped out of college in order to focus on his career. In the early 70s, he became the first to offer self-serve gas in Kansas, and his convenience store grew from one location to 60 stores spread out all over the Midwest. He used the profits from his convenience store chain to open a Marriot Hotel in Wichita. From there, he expanded into oil distribution and moving equipment. He is the current owner of Harper Trucks, the largest hand truck manufacturer in the world. After leasing his convenience stores to another company, he purchased additional hotels, and then the New Frontier Hotel and Casino. He has since added Treasure Island, the Trump International Tower, and various real estate developments to his already impressive portfolio.