Billionaire real estate mogul, Tilman Fertitta, based in Texas, is still pursuing the ambitious plan to merge his business empire with Caesars Entertainment Corporation. Caesars had rejected a similar offer from Tilman, who is known as the richest restaurateur in the world. Tilman has since started acquiring stock in the company, giving rise to further news about the possible merger. Fertitta has not made any public announcement. But sources familiar with this latest move have revealed that the billionaire has bought 4 million shares in Caesars, which is less than 1 per cent of the casino and hotel operator’s total. The source also affirmed that Fertitta is still interested in combining his business with Caesars, and he believes that the corporation is undervalued. However, the businessman is yet to make another merger proposal.
Tilman is a renowned business mogul, and he currently ranks #153 on the Forbes 400 with a fortune of $4.6 billion. He is the owner of Landry’s Inc. which owns and operates the Golden Nugget group of casinos in Atlantic City, Biloxi, Lake Charles, and Laughlin. On a wider scope, Landry’s Inc. owns more than 60 brands spanning across 600 locations. Mr. Fertitta’s is also the owner of American pro basketball team, Houston Rockets which he bought last year.