27 Mar Father Reese made a lot of money in gas and oil with Tana Petroleum. Robert teamed with Dad to create TRT Holdings once they offered a majority of their assets to Texaco (now Chevron) for $500 million in 1989.
Robert, 59, has diversified mightily. He owns Omni Hotels, growing fast with almost 20,000 spaces at 60 areas. Finished renovations at Amelia Island resort in Florida this building another in Nashville, and bought five more resorts for $1.1 billion year. Omni could be the biggest resort string not to ever provide in-room adult films. Rowling additionally owns the Golds Gym string. Big donor to Karl Rove's United States Crossroads SuperPAC.
Last year the Mississippi Limestone play of Kansas and Oklahoma appeared as if the top thing that is new. Trevor Rees-Jones and lovers had leased 800,000 acres here. But the alleged "Miss Lime" did not pan down as hoped. There is oil here, nevertheless the geology is too tricky to justify seeking it -- leading to Rees-Jones' somewhat lower internet worth this current year. Never to worry. The one-time bankruptcy lawyer turned shale-gas legend happens to be staffing up into the Marcellus shale gasoline for the 3rd time.