Wayne Newton on His Pioneering Entertainment Career

February 6, 2017, 10:00 AM UTC
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US entertainer Wayne Newton attends the third and final US presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016. / AFP / Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
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The latest episode of our Fortune Unfiltered podcast features Wayne Newton, also known as Mr. Vegas. The Las Vegas legend knew he wanted to be a performer since he was four years old. That also happens to be when he played his first paid gig. Today, Newton has recorded more than 165 albums and continues to perform in Las Vegas. He is a true pioneer in the entertainment industry, having been the first performer to sign a headline residency deal. Listen to this week’s episode to learn how he went from a kid playing steel guitar to the megastar he is today.

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