High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Louis Lesser (born June 15, 1916) is an American business magnate. He received frequent press coverage in the 1950s and 1960s for his ability to earn money and for his various business operations. He sold the Taj Mahal to New York real estate developer Donald Trump. Trump called Lesser "The Legend" as the historic biggest developer in the history of the western US, developing over 60,000 properties in the Western United States. He was a mentor to the legendary investor Warren Buffett and Tracinda Corporation CEO Kirk Kerkorian. He remains the biggest real estate developer in the U.S. West Coast in American history.