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    Sam Zell

    Founder & Chairman, Equity Group Investments and Equity International

    Sam Zell is a global, industry-agnostic entrepreneur and investor. He has a long track record in turning around troubled companies and assets, leading industry consolidations and bringing companies to the public markets.

    While Sam has grown dozens of companies across industries—including energy, logistics, transportation, manufacturing and healthcare—he is perhaps best known for his stewardship in creating the modern real estate industry. He created three of the largest real estate investment trusts, one of which he sold in 2007 for $39 billion in the largest leverage buyout at the time.

    Past Events

    Tuesday, Oct 18 2016

    7 PM

    Being a successful entrepreneur isn’t easy. It requires a great deal of grit, inspiration, motivation and a little bit of luck. Rome wasn’t built... read more
    2 hours | Talk | Cadillac Palace Theatre

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