Stephen J. Cloobeck

Business Visionary | Philanthropist | Activist

Stephen J. Cloobeck  earned a reputation as a successful businessman when he built Diamond Resorts International into one of world’s top vacation-ownership companies until the company’s sale in 2016. From his base in his home state of California, Cloobeck has since expanded his philanthropic and entrepreneurial ventures, while also previously serving as Chairman of the State of Nevada Athletic Commission and remaining active in politics and government service.

Los Angeles Dream Center thanks entrepreneur and philanthropist Stephen J. Cloobeck for generous donation to help support the Family Floor

LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2023 — The Los Angeles Dream Center, a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming lives and the underserved communities of Los Angeles, is pleased to report a second generous donation of $250,000 from entrepreneur and philanthropist Stephen J. Cloobeck. Cloobeck has now donated a total of a half million dollars to the Dream Center over the past two years. Cloobeck has contributed these funds to help support the Family Floor again at the Dream Center campus in Echo Park. The Family Floor is dedicated to helping families overcome chronic homelessness and poverty and ensure they remain together.



Stephen J. Cloobeck is a real estate developer, vacation ownership entrepreneur, resort operator, and proven investor with a track record of multiple successful business ventures around the world. His best-known creation, Diamond Resorts International, was sold in 2016 for $2.2 billion to Apollo Global Management.



Motivated by a commitment to purpose-driven philanthropy, Stephen J. Cloobeck believes in supporting programs and organizations with a proven track record in serving their communities.


Government Service & Activism

Stephen J. Cloobeck doesn’t just back a movement, he fights for it. Whether it’s fighting to rename the Las Vegas Airport after his mentor and friend, the late US Senator Harry Reid, or speaking out about gun control, Stephen gets directly involved in bringing change where it’s needed.

“Stephen Cloobeck's book covers the life of a modern day business genius. I've known him for decades, and he has never changed. He is cocky, self-assured, aggressive, arrogant, self-confident, and always focused. He's not afraid to confront anyone (including me) when he feels it's appropriate. But when all the brashness passes, and it does quickly, one sees a person with a social conscience, a person who is known for his generosity. Stephen Cloobeck is a good person, a creator of thousands of jobs, an innovator, and to many, a friend.”
-Harry Reid

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Checking In:

Hospitality-Driven Thinking, Business, and You

In Checking In, Stephen J. Cloobeck–entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and the founder and former CEO and chairman of Diamond Resorts International–invites you to check in with yourself to take stock of where you are, where you want to go, and, most importantly, how to actually get there. (more info»)