Monday, May 29, 2023

FRIDAY SIZZLE VIDEO: Billion Dollar Buyer To Speak At Pavilion May 5

Tilman Fertitta, chairman and CEO of one of the nation’s largest restaurant corporations, Landry’s Inc., is set to speak at The Pavilion at Ole Miss on Friday, May 5.

Fertitta, most recognizable for starring in the reality television show “Billion Dollar Buyer,” is set to take the stage at noon while the event will begin at 11:30 a.m. 

“We wanted to top last year with a personality who was both entertaining and enlightening. Who better to captivate our audience than a market leader with a perspective that no one else has?” said Blake Tartt, III, lifelong friend of Fertitta and president of the Ole Miss School of Business Real Estate Advisory Board. “I’ve known Tilman since childhood and have worked with him on real estate developments for over 30 years. He’s a rare blend of creativity and candor, vision and veracity. Our audience will be entertained and inspired by his story of success that arose from incredibly humble beginnings to international prominence and celebrity.” 
The open event, known as Lunch With The Million Dollar Buyer, will offer free lunches to the first 1,000 guests to arrive.
The event is hosted by The Meek School of Journalism and New Media, Ole Miss Athletics and the Ole Miss School of Business, and sponsored by Renasant Bank, Evans Petree, P.C. law firm, White Construction Company and 

By Randall Haley, executive editor of She can be reached at