Anschutz makes a bang with his bucks
Businessman's local assets include The Broadmoor, Xanterra Parks & Recreation and more
With an estimated net worth north of $10 billion, Anschutz has had a hand in just about every major industry in Colorado, from railroads to agriculture to music to tourism, since he bought out his father's oil drilling company in 1961.
Notoriously press-shy — he's only granted three interviews since 1979 — Anschutz has stepped away from the boards of Regal Cinemas and Union Pacific and focused on his investments in everything from the L.A. Lakers to wind farms in Wyoming. In Colorado, he owns The Broadmoor, Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Anschutz Entertainment Group and The Gazette, the state's second-largest newspaper.
But perhaps his biggest recent impact in the state has been donating $100 million to build the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, named the Anschutz Medical Campus in his honor.