Tilman Fertitta Biography
(Chairman and CEO of ‘Landry's, Inc’ and Onwer of NBA Team 'Houston Rockets')
Birthday: June 25, 1957 (Cancer)
Born In: Galveston, Texas, United States
Tilman Joseph Fertitta is an American entrepreneur and television personality, who currently serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and sole owner of Landry's, Inc., Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Landcadia Holdings, Inc., Chairman at Houston Children's Charity, Chairman at Golden Nugget, Inc., Chairman at Houston Police Foundation, Chief Executive Officer at The Oceanaire, Inc., and Chairman at University of Houston System Board of Regents. He is best known for his ownership of Landry's, Inc., which is one of the largest restaurant corporations in the United States. With a net worth exceeding $3 billion as of September 2017, he has been called the “World’s Richest Restaurateur” by ‘Forbes.’ The son of a small-time seafood restaurateur, he nurtured big ambitions from a young age. He started investing in the stock market when he was in high school and was well on his way to establish his own business by the time he reached his early twenties. With his hard work and determination, he managed to establish himself as one of the most successful restaurateurs in the United States. His business interests go well beyond the restaurant business—he signed a definitive agreement to purchase the NBA team, the Houston Rockets, for $2.2 billion in September 2017.