Tilman Fertitta Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Tilman Fertitta Biography
  • Name: Tilman Fertitta
  • Age: 61 years old
  • Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Net Worth: US $3.1 Billion
  • Status: Alive

Tilman Fertitta is an American billionaire businessman and television personality. He’s best known as the owner, chairman and CEO of Landry’s, Inc. He acquired the Houston Rockets NBA team for $2.2 billion in 2017. Tilman Joseph Fertitta was born on June 25, 1957 in Galveston, Texas. His father, Vic, is a seafood restaurant owner. He grew up working in his father’s restaurant. Feritta attended Texas Tech University followed by the University of Houston. He majored in business administration and hospital management.

Fertitta started out in the restaurant business as a partner at Landry’s Seafood in 1980. The following year he opened ‘Willie G’s Seafood and & Steaks’ in Uptown Houston. Fertitta assumed full ownership of Landry’s Restaurants in 1988. Landry’s, Inc. went public in 1993 and now operates more than 500 restaurants and entertainment venues throughout the United States. The company employs thousands of workers and boasts more than $3 billion in assets. In addition to restaurants, Fertitta owns multiple hotels such as the Key Largo, San Luis Resort, and the Hilton Galveston Island Resort. He ventured in casinos in 2005 with his purchase of Golden Nugget Casinos. He also owns the Golden Nugget Atlantic City which was formerly called Trump Marina. Fertitta owns a number of amusement parks, boardwalks and aquariums. He purchased the Houston Rockets basketball team for $2.2 billion in August 2017. Prior to that he was an investor in the Houston Texans NFL team.

Fertitta was named to the Texas Business Hall of Fame in 2004. He’s the second youngest inductee behind Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Technologies. He’s also a recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Ernst & Young. Other honors include the 2013 Casino Journal’s Executive of the Year, and the 2012 Amusement Today’s Person of the Year. He was dubbed the world’s richest restaurateur by Forbes in 2013. Fertitta currently serves as chairman of the Houston Children’s Charity, the Board of Regents University of Houston and the Houston Police Foundation.

Fertitta is also known for the NBC reality television series, Billion Dollar Buyer. It involves small business owners competing for an opportunity to partner with Landry’s, Inc. The show premiered in March 2016. It was renewed for a second season following its success

Tilman Fertitta is about 5ft 10in tall and he’s of Sicilian descent. He currently resides in Houston, Texas. His net worth is estimated $3.1 billion. He donated $20 million in 2016 to renovate the University of Houston’s Hofheinz Arena. He’s also a big supporter of the University of Houston Cougars. Fertitta is married to wife Paige. They have four children, Michael, Patrick, Blayne and Blake.

Tilman Fertitta Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Tilman Fertitta Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Tilman Joseph Fertitta
  • Birthday: June 25, 1957
  • How Old : Age: 61 years old
  • Place of Birth: Galveston, Texas, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
  • Occupation: Businessman, TV Personality
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $3.1 Billion
  • Marriage(s): Paige Fertitta
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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