|Sam Chang (Shen Leong Chang)|
July 29, 1960 |
|Residence||Centre Island, New York|
|Occupation||Real estate developer|
Shan Leong (Sam) Chang is an American businessman.
A native of Taiwan, Chang dropped out of high school to help his parents manage a Los Angeles hotel. Prior to becoming a developer in New York, Chang operated hotels and restaurants in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. His first New York project was in 1997.
Chang is the chairman of McSam Hotel Group, and is one of the largest hotel developers in New York City. His company has completed 25 hotels in the five boroughs, with a stated goal of at least 50. He currently has 4,000 rooms under development for a variety of national hotel chains. He is the first Asian-American to build a high-rise hotel in Manhattan
Chang has a 7.5 percent stake in Trump Entertainment Resorts. In February 2009, Trump Entertainment filed for bankruptcy relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy code. In March 2009, Chang told Forbes he had lost $50 million in the investment.
Chang has been divorced twice and has four children: Danny, Kevin, Jeffrey, and Jennifer.
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