Sam Wyly Businessman

Entrepreneur in Technology and other in Dallas TX

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Sam Wyly Businessman is a Texas businessman and entrepreneur who has been involved in a number of startups over the years. He made his fortune in the 1960s and 1970s as a co-founder of the computer services company, University Computing Company (UCC), which was sold to Xerox in 1979. Wyly then moved on to other businesses, including the purchase of the Louisiana-based gaming company, Harrah's Entertainment, for $1.7 billion in 2000.

Sam Wyly is also an author who has written several books about his experiences, Texas, Dallas and the immigrant spirit. In 2012, he published Texas Got It Right!, in which he explains how Texas has managed to prosper while other states in America are struggling. He attributes the success of the Lone Star State to its tradition of taking risks and embracing change, resulting in a thriving environment for entrepreneurs and innovators.

  • Education
    • University of Michigan