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Delbert E. Webb (May 17, 1899 – July 4, 1974) was an Americanmarker construction magnate, real estate developer and sports-team owner who is significant for founding and developing the retirement community of Sun Citymarker, Arizonamarker. He was born in Fresnomarker, Californiamarker and dropped out of high school to become a carpenter's apprentice. At the age of 28, he suffered typhoid fever, and as a result moved to Phoenixmarker, Arizonamarker to recover. In 1928, he began his namesake company which was a construction contractor. He received many military contracts during World War II, including the construction of the Poston War Relocation Center near Parker, Arizonamarker. Poston interned over 17,000 Japanese Americans and at the time was the third largest "city" in Arizona.

He was associated with Howard Hughes and golfed with Hughes, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Robert and Barry Goldwater.

A lifelong baseball fan, in 1945 Del Webb and partners Dan Topping and Larry MacPhail purchased the New York Yankees team in Major League Baseball for $2.8 million. After buying out MacPhail in October 1947, Webb and Topping would remain owners of the Yankees until selling the club to CBS during the 1964 season.

In 1948 in Tucsonmarker, Arizona, Webb was contracted to build 600 houses and a shopping center called Pueblo Gardens. This was a prelude to Sun Citymarker, Arizona, which was launched January 1, 1960 with five models, a shopping center, recreation center and golf course. The opening weekend drew 100,000 people, ten times more than expected, and resulted in a Time Magazine cover story.

Webb also developed a chain of motor hotels under the Hiway House name, and built the Las Vegasmarker Flamingomarker hotel for Bugsy Siegel. He later opened his own casinos, the Saharamarker and The Mint. Del Webb Middle School, in Hendersonmarker, Nevadamarker, opened in 2005.

Webb was elected to the Gaming Hall of Fame in 2000.

Webb died at age 75 in Rochestermarker, Minnesotamarker following surgery for lung cancer, less than two months after Topping's death.

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