Who is Tilman Fertitta? He is an American businessman and CEO and shareholder of Landry's Restaurants. He is also a member of the board of regents of the University of Houston System. Fertitta has his own TV show, called Billion Dollar Buyer.
Fertitta was born and raised in Galveston, Texas and he still lives their with his wife Paige. Fertitta attended Texas Tech University and the University of Houston. He showed an entrepreneurial streak even in college when he started his own firm focused on marketing and sales and, after college, development and construction. From there, Fertitta began building homes while selling Shaklee vitamins on the side.
He moved full-
His company now owns 56 restaurant brands and 421 locations. He is a minor partner in the Houston Texans NFL franchise and owns Houston's Bentley and Rolls Royce dealership, Post Oak Motor Cars and is owner of Golden Nugget Casinos. Fertitta owns a large mansion in Houston, Texas. In 2013 Feritta bought a USD 19.5 condo in New York.
Forbes estimates the net worth of Tillman Fertitta at USD 3.1 billion. See this Forbes article about Tilman Fertitta. Tilman Fertitta is the cousin of Frank Fertitta, CEO of Station Casino’s. In March 2014 Fertitta hosted a record breaking San Luis Salute Mardy Gras Party, with more than 1,600 guests.
Tilman Fertitta and his wife own a large house in Houston, mansion is probably a better word for it (see photos hereunder). In a recent interview he mentioned owning 8 houses and his yacht. He and his wife Paige Fertitta own homes in Galveston, TX, New York, Colorado and Las Vegas. The annual city tax of his Houston home is more than US$ 400,000 per year.
Fertitta owns two Gulfstream G550 private jets with registration N625TF (Tilman Fertitta) and N625GN (Golden Nugget). A G550 jet has a list price of US$ 50 million. He also owns a Eurocopter with registration N164TF, which is normally based on the yacht.
In September 2017 is was announced that Tilman Fertitta bought the Houston Rockets for US$ 2.2 billion. The Houston Rockets are a American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. The team competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA).