Has UL ever done something like the attached that UH does each year? UH is honoring the top 100 Cougar-led business owners in the world. We often talk about identifying our most financially influential alumni and are not sure that list is even available. Seems to me something like this would be highly beneficial to UL, both for athletics (Harris) and academics. None of these guys graduated from professional schools like medicine or law. MBAs probably, but we have one of the top MBA programs in the country. Do we ever learn what makes other universities so successful and apply that or simply continue to do things the Cajun way? We don't seem to do that in athletics. Wonder about the academic side.
Also just read a list of Forbes richest Houstonians. Does UL have any alumni on Forbes list? I know Tillman Fertitta, owner of Landry's and a huge UH contributor, is on the list. I don't know if any of the other names are also UH alums. I'll list a few company owners/founders that some of you might be aware of.
#69 - founder of Kinder Morgan - $7 billion
#95 - 4 people as heirs of a pipeline fortune - $5.2 billion each
#134 - Founder of Hilcorp Energy - $4.1 billion
#178 - Founder of Gulf States Toyota - $3.6 billion
#184 - Owner of Houston Texans - $3.5 billion
#248 - Founder of Landry's - $2.7 billion
#290 - Founder of GeoSouthern Energy - $2.4 billion
#361 - Owner of Houston Rockets - $1.9 billion