The entrepreneur Alex Spanos died at the age of 95. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
American real estate developer and founder of the A.G. Spanos Companies. He bought a controlling stake in the San Diego Chargers in 1984.
He comes from a Greek family and worked at his father’s bakery when he was 8 years old.
He wrote a book called “Sharing the Wealth: My Story” about his journey from poverty to becoming a billionaire.
He married Faye Papafaklis in 1948, and the couple has four children.
He was one of the largest contributors to George W. Bush’s reelection campaign in 2004.
I’m a screamer and a yeller. When I want something, all I do is yell, and I get responses.Alex Spanos
My great frustration is that, more and more, my memories come and go, and friends all my life are not recognized. Many of the things I say and do, I can no longer remember even right afterwards.Alex Spanos
I’ve studied the lives of the 20th century’s great businessmen and concluded self-confidence was instrumental in all their success.Alex Spanos
My construction business represents 10 or 20 times what I’ll ever invest in football. But from the moment I bought the Chargers, I would become forever known as the owner of that NFL franchise.Alex Spanos
I was on the field praising quarterback Dan Fouts during a ceremony to retire his number. Boos began shaking the stadium. It was a moment of misery like I’d never experienced before. Afterward, dejection hung over me for days.Alex Spanos