Did Tilman Fertitta (Houston Rockets, Golden Nugget Casino etc. ) help during the Covid-19 pandemic?


  • On March 25, the billionaire said he temporarily laid off 40,000 employees, and Bloomberg reports that, in total, his companies have laid off 70% of their staff. His restaurants are bringing in just 4-5% of their usual business (SBNation.com)
  • He also advocated for the partial re-opening of restaurants to soften the economic blow during the pandemic (SBNation.com)
  • Down plays COVID-19, “Everyone needs to remember. This is not gonna kill you unless you’re most likely already a sickly person … More people we’re gonna find out every day have this, but we’ve got to go on about our lives. You are not going to die from this.” (SBNation.com)
  1. Tilman Fertitta & Family donated $1 Million to Landry’s employee relief fund (Style Magazine)
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