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Red McCombs

Red McCombs

Billy Joe "Red" McCombs was born in Spur Texas October 19, 1927. A natural born entrepreneur, by the age of ten he was in business for himself.  His father was a mechanic who earned $25 per week but tithed through the First Baptist Church of Spur each week. McCombs recalled having seen his parents "share with those who had less, and the joy of giving never ceased to amaze me".

In 1958, at the age of 31, McCombs and his fellow salesman, Austin Hemphill, moved to San Antonio.

Today, he is the founder of the Red McCombs Automotive Group, a co-founder of Clear Channel Communications, Chairman of Academi (formelly Blackwater Worldwide). He is also a former owner of the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, and the Minnesota Vikings, and the namesake of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. in 2005 McCombs was named one of Forbes magazine's top 400 richest Americans. According to Forbes, McCombs has an estimated net worth of $1.55 billion.

 
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