The Life & Times of an Entrepreneur
“From computers to energy to even my love: restaurants . . . Sam’s journey reminds us that the American Dream is alive and well.” —Kimbal Musk, founder and owner of The Kitchen Restaurant Group
Known throughout his childhood as “Bubba,” Sam Wyly’s story is one of evolution, connection, and unrelenting optimism. Born in rural Louisiana, Sam’s humble beginnings may have made him seem an unlikely candidate to become one of the preeminent entrepreneurs of the last century, but his accomplishments speak for themselves. Told with candor and humor, primarily through the lens of his business endeavors, Sam’s story tracks a lifetime of growth and betterment, as he consistently utilizes what may seem like limitations to his advantage.
“I cannot think of a proper way to salute Sam Wyly. He has accomplished a great deal, and his success has always been accomplished with honor and integrity.” —George H. W. Bush
“Sam is certainly an amazing visionary, a successful entrepreneur and definitely lives the American dream.” —Michael Rouleau, former CEO and president of Michaels Stores
“Sam Wyly has been an extraordinary visionary for the long term.” —John Mackey, founder of Whole Foods
“Spanning four decades and remarkably diverse industries, the career of Sam Wyly—a true original—shows what good ideas, strong will and access to capital can accomplish.” —Michael Milken, chairman of The Milken Institute