Don Barden

Born: December 20, 1943, Detroit, Michigan Company: The Majestic Star Casino, LLC Position: Chairman, CEO, President Industry: Gambling Resorts & Casinos Country: United States

Don H. Barden, is the Manager, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its formation, with responsibility for key policy making functions. Mr. Barden is also President and Chief Executive Officer of Investor and Manager of Barden Colorado, Barden Mississippi and Barden Nevada; Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Majestic Star, Majestic Investor Capital, Barden Colorado, Barden Mississippi and Barden Nevada; and Chairman and President of BDI.

Mr. Barden also has served as a director of Majestic Investor Capital since its formation. Additionally, he is the President and Chief Executive Officer of a group of other companies he owns and/or operates. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Barden has successfully developed, owned and operated many business enterprises in various industries including real estate development, casino gaming, broadcasting, cable television and international trade.

In 2003, Black Enterprise Magazine selected Mr. Barden as Company of the Year. In 2004, Mr. Barden received the Trumpet Award for Entrepreneur of the Year.

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