Tilman Fertitta

Tilman Fertitta
Tilman Fertitta, the Two-Billion-Dollar Buyer

Nov 22, 2017 By Michael Hardy

It was $2.2 billion, actually. That’s how much billionaire restaurateur Tilman Fertitta offered to buy his beloved Houston Rockets. This is the inside story of how he pulled off the most expensive deal in American sports history.

Big Fish

Apr 30, 1997 By Robert Draper

In the eighties Tilman Fertitta’s seafood restaurants earned him millions while his hard-nosed business tactics earned him enemies. But these days the Galveston native is winning new respect in his hometown by standing up to the most powerful family on the Island.