in Hits & Misses by
“So I figured…
why not do something good
with my ridiculous wealth?
My idiot grandkids are just
gonna waste it on
booze & blow anyway.”

Barron Hilton
Hotelier, philanthropist, rich grandpa.
October 23, 1927 – September 19, 2019.
Aged 91 years.

Most recognized for: Barron founded the American Football League (AFL) and was the original owner of the Los Angeles Chargers, but his legacy would be the family business: Hilton Hotels… for which he served as chairman & CEO. After his father’s death, he handed a large portion of his birthright over to a charity – The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation – which was dedicated to easing the suffering of the poor, the sick, catholic nuns, and various other lost causes.