Sam Wyly Quote

Originally, I was in both software and in online computing. The first innovation really was sort of at that time that we're marrying the telephone and the computer so that people wouldn't have to drive to the computer center. We didn't have $1,000 computers.

Sam Wyly

Originally, I was in both software and in online computing. The first innovation really was sort of at that time that we're marrying the telephone and the computer so that people wouldn't have to drive to the computer center. We didn't have $1,000 computers.

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About Sam Wyly

Samuel Evans Wyly (born October 4, 1934) is an American entrepreneur, writer, and philanthropist. He first appeared on Forbes's list of richest Americans in 2000 with a net worth of $750 million, and he remained on that list throughout 2010 with a net worth of $1 billion. His wealth stems from ownership stakes from Sterling Software and Michael's, an American art supply store. In 2010 following a series of criminal investigations, Wyly was charged with federal tax fraud by the SEC and IRS. Wyly paid out over $500 million in settlements and back taxes. Following his settlement with federal authorities, Wyly declared bankruptcy in 2014. Since then his daughter Christiana has married the younger brother of Elon Musk, Kimbal.