Robert Bigelow Net Worth $1 Billion
He could be whoever owns the hotel chain Budget Suites of America and the creator of Bigelow Aerospace. Produced Robert T. Bigelow in 1945, he grew up in Las Vegas where he attended Highland Elementary. His first exposure to science took place when he observed, from a distance, several atomic tests conducted about 70 miles northwest of town. At age twelve, he already determined that his future was in space travel. In 1962, he went to the University of Nevada, Reno to study banking and finance.
Promptly after graduation, Mr. Bigelow started his real estate empire. In just a matter of three years, he already owned 100 apartments in vegas and has broken ground on a 40-unit apartment building. Currently, he possesses the Budget Suites of America hotel chain along with numerous other properties. His real estate developments are valued more than $700 million.
In 1999, Robert Bigelow founded the Bigelow Aerospace that has launched two experimental space modules — Genesis I and Genesis II. It’s also developing a series of inflatable habitats with prototypes currently orbiting the Earth. The full scale, manned space habitats will likely act as orbital hotels, research labs and factories. Robert is also presently constructing the BEAM module for launch to the International Space Station.
Bigelow has made arrangements to construct more of his prototypes with several nations around the world. Mr. Bigelow is anticipating the first inflatable station will soon be fully functional by 2016. The amount to be spent for every astronaut to live in the inflatable station for 30 days will likely be around $28,750,000. His works within the field of aerospace were made through his real estate business which he built to fund a team that develops space destinations.