www.superyachtfan.com Superyacht Boardwalk, owned by US entrepreneur Tilman J. Fertitta, is seen here entering the marina of St. Tropez, France. Tilman Joseph Fertitta (born June 25, 1957) is an American businessman and CEO and shareholder of Landry’s Restaurants. Fertitta attended Texas Tech University and the University of Houston where he studied business administration and hospitality management. He showed an entrepreneurial streak even in college when he started his own firm focused on marketing and sales and, after college, development and construction. From there, Fertitta began building homes while selling Shaklee vitamins on the side. He moved full-time into foodservice in 1986 working as a real estate specialist for Landry’s. It was only a few short months before he bought the chain. Fertitta expanded the chain to include nearly a dozen restaurant chains and individual entities. He is a minor partner in the Houston Texans NFL franchise and owns Houston’s Bentley and Rolls Royce dealership, Post Oak Motor Cars Ltd. Fertitta ownes a large mansion in Houston, Texas. His wealth is estimated at more than USD 200 million, some even suggest he is a billionaire.