Robert Earl Holding, Sun Valley Resort owner, dies

April 20, 2013 

Robert Earl Holding 1926-2013

STATESMAN FILE PHOTO

Sun Valley Resort owner Robert Earl Holding died Friday at the age of 86, according to a press release.

Holding, who built his empire through Sinclair Oil Corp. and Little America hotels, bought Sun Valley Resort in 1977.

He is the only Idahoan to make the current Forbes 400 list, which ranks him as the 170th richest person in America with a net worth of $2.6 billion.

He is survived by his wife, Carol, and three children.

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