“Money is what I have, not who I am.”
Adrienne Maloof-Nassif is the third child and only daughter of the late entrepreneurGeorge J. Maloof, Sr., and his wife Colleen who, along with Adrienne, co-owns the holdings of theMaloof Companies with her brothers George J. Maloof, Jr., Joe Maloof, Gavin Maloof and Phil Maloof. Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where her father owned a Coorsbeer distributorship, Adrienne was awarded a full scholarship to the University of New Mexico, where she earned a degree in political science and was a member of Pi Beta Phi.
She is married to Dr. Paul Nassif, a rhinoplasty specialist and cosmetic surgeon who appeared on E!‘s Dr. 90210. The couple and their three sons, aged 7 and 4 (twins), reside in Beverly Hills, California.
Adrienne is NOT the godmother to Taylor’s child, Kennedy.
The following was taken From ‘Maloof Family Biographies’: (http://www.nba.com/kings/news/Joe_and_Gavin_Maloof_Bio.html):
Adrienne Maloof-Nassif is co-owner of Maloof Companies, which include the Sacramento Kings; The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas; Maloof Productions; Maloof Music; and Maloof Money Cup, a professional skateboard park franchise and competition event. As head of Marketing and Promotions for the Maloof brands, Adrienne has utilized her innate creativity and marketing prowess to successfully advance Maloof Companies’ many interests across multiple entertainment platforms.
Renowned for her business acumen, Adrienne received her first lessons in business from her father and entrepreneur George J. Maloof, Sr. From an early age, George Sr.—who owned a number of enterprises, including the Houston Rockets—groomed his children to become business leaders, introducing them to his hotel, trucking and banking businesses in their formative years.
After receiving her degree in political science from the University of New Mexico—where, as one of the country’s top tennis players, she received a full scholarship—Adrienne worked in Sales, Advertising and Marketing for the family’s liquor and wine business. In that role, Adrienne was responsible for all sales and promotion of Gallo Wines, expanding the look and appeal of the brand. After a few years of success in this part of the business, Adrienne’s role in the Maloof Companies organically took an integrated role into all aspects of the Maloof industries.
For over two decades, Adrienne has led Marketing and Promotions for numerous facets of the Maloof family business—both past and present. Her approach to marketing is one focused on ensuring that her customers feel a ‘personal touch’ during every interaction with the Maloof brands. In addition to traditional marketing, Adrienne is also developing and producing numerous films and several reality shows to be released next year for Maloof Productions.
Philanthropic work is one of Adrienne’s many passions. Due to her love and concern for animals and children, Adrienne joined forces with the Sacramento SPCA to serve as an honorary spokesperson. Her financial contributions allowed the SPCA to complete a new shelter in February of 2002 and develop the Adrienne Maloof Camp Kindness program, which allows underprivileged youth to learn the proper care and handling of animals. Her Camp Kindness program was so successful in Sacramento that she is currently in the process of developing a similar program for the Los Angeles SPCA. Additionally, Adrienne also endorses School on Wheels, a nonprofit aimed at enhancing the educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through 12th grade; and the Good News Foundation, a group geared to promoting the good works of non-profit community organizations.
Adrienne presently lives in Beverly Hills, California with her husband, Dr. Paul Nassif, and their three sons.
Adrienne Maloof serves as Secretary and Treasurer of Maloof Companies. Ms. Maloof is involved in all aspects as well as the overall leadership of the Maloof Companies. Her marketing and promotional contributions have been invaluable in the Sacramento Kings becoming one of the most recognizable franchises in all of professional sports. In addition, her lifelong interest in competitive professional dancing has allowed her to lend her expertise to the Kings’ widely popular Royal Court Dance Team. Her financial contributions allowed the SPCA to complete a new shelter in February of 2002 and develop the Adrienne Maloof Camp Kindness program, which allows underprivileged youth to learn the proper care and handling of animals. Her Camp Kindness program was so successful in Sacramento, that she is currently in the process of developing a similar program for the Los Angeles SPCA. Because of her love and concern for animals and children, Adrienne has joined forces with the Sacramento SPCA as an honorary spokesperson. Growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she was one of the countrys top ranked junior tennis players and went on to play collegiate tennis at the University of New Mexico, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. She resides in Los Angeles.
The Maloof Companies owns and operates hotels and casinos. It also engages in banking, food and beverage, and transportation businesses in New Mexico, Colorado, and Nevada. In addition, the company operates gaming properties; owns interests in NBA basketball team Sacramento Kings and the WNBA basketball team Sacramento Monarchs, as well as ARCO Arena; and distributes beer and liquor in New Mexico. The company is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 523 Commercial NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States; Phone: 505-243-2293 Fax: 505-768-1552
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RHOBH Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RealHousewivesofBeverlyHills
September 18, 2010 Albuquerque Journal:
Albuquerque native Adrienne Maloof is about to get real — as in Bravo TV’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
Maloof, 49, has been named as one of the cast members of the newest edition in Bravo’s “Real Housewives” reality TV franchise.
The Beverly Hills show, which debuts Oct. 14, follows six of Beverly Hills’ affluent, pampered and privileged women, all heiresses and entrepreneurs, letting the drama unfold amid gleaming mansions, shiny jewelry, fanciful outings to Rodeo Drive and other accoutrements of a lavish lifestyle, according to the Bravo website.
The show’s producers, who have already begun a promotions blitz, say the cast members will “deliver the star power and the drama.”
Maloof and her brothers, George Jr., Joe, Gavin and Phil, are the children of Colleen and the late George J. Maloof Sr., who operated a Coors beer distributorship in New Mexico, the original source of the family’s wealth.
The Maloof family’s sports and entertainment holdings now include the Sacramento Kings basketball team; the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.; Sweeping Palms Entertainment, which produces film, television and music projects; and the Maloof Money Cup, the world’s largest skateboard competition.
Adrienne Maloof was one of the nation’s top-ranked youth tennis players and later earned a full scholarship to play tennis at the University of New Mexico. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science but had a knack for marketing and promotions.
She has controlled much of the Maloof Co.’s marketing operations for more than 20 years and is credited with making the Sacramento Kings one of the most recognized NBA franchises and turning the Palms Casino and Resort into a destination on the celebrity circuit.
Maloof moved to Beverly Hills 15 years ago and has championed a number of charitable organizations and causes including the School On Wheels program, the Good News Foundation, and the Camp Kindness program that works with the Sacramento SPCA to provide education and resources for economically disadvantaged youths to care for their pets.
She is married to prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif and they have three young sons.
The other cast members of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” are Taylor Armstrong, wife of venture capitalist Russell Armstrong; Camille Grammer, soon-to-be ex-wife of actor Kelsey Grammer; Lisa VanderPump, a transplanted British restaurateur and designer; and Kim and Kyle Richards, former child stars and aunts of Paris and Nicky Hilton.