Born during the Great Depression to Louisiana cotton farmers to become one of the leading billionaires in the green movement, Sam Wyly has overcome many obstacles in life and in business. From witnessing his parents’ financial struggles to pushing through roadblocks as a young man looking to build a start-up business, Wyly openly shared with genConnect.com some of the wins and losses in his life and the lessons he’s learned from them.
genConnect.com sat down with Wyly on the grass of the Aspen Institute campus almost one month prior to the SEC charges filed against him and his brother Charles. While the below interview will not address the allegations, it will give a glimpse into Wyly — the author, family man, clean-air advocate and billionaire.
The Passion of Sam Wyly (VIDEO)