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Sam Zell Profile, Biography, About

  • California cross-border airport clears key hurdle Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 10:16 PM ET

    SAN DIEGO— U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that it has reached agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico.

  • One man, one small business, four billionaires Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    An entrepreneur has attracted investments from four billionaires: Sam Zell, Herb Simon, David Bonderman and "one family you've never heard of."

  • Equity Residential, whose chairman is Sam Zell, and AvalonBay Communities Inc on Wednesday both reported an increase in rents, but they were the smallest increases in at least three quarters.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Oct 8 Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:26 AM ET

    Oct 8- The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal on Monday. *Government officials negotiating terms for the proposed merger of BAE Systems and Airbus parent EADS remain deadlocked over key issues including state ownership stakes.

  • Zell to talk at Michigan Private Equity Conference Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 11:19 AM ET

    ANN ARBOR, Mich.-- Billionaire developer Sam Zell is scheduled to speak this week at a gathering of more than 200 private equity, investment banking and business leaders at the University of Michigan. Zell is one of the keynote speakers Friday at the Michigan Private Equity Conference in Ann Arbor.

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    A compounding lack of confidence in the future has kept American companies from investing in their businesses and is leading the country back into recession, real estate mogul Sam Zell told CNBC.

  • Sam Zell Calls Mortgage 'Moral Hazard'     Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 2:08 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman discuss some provovative words from real estate mogul Sam Zell this morning on "Squawk Box."

  • Sam Zell's Commercial Real Estate Strategy     Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 7:51 AM ET

    Weighing in on his company's strategy during a troublesome housing market, with Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman.

  • Sam Zell on Mark to Market Taxes     Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 7:22 AM ET

    The case against mark-to-market accounting, with Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman, who says the rules goes against the entrepreneur's opportunity to accumulate and create wealth.

  • Sam Zell: Housing Hole Bigger Today     Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    Weighing in on the severity of the housing crisis and whether government programs can actually help relieve troubled mortgages, with Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman, who says the hole in housing is significantly bigger today than it was when the crisis was discover pre-2007.

  • Sam Zell's Next Focus: Colombia, Chile, Peru Monday, 16 May 2011 | 5:03 PM ET

    Columbia, Peru and Chile is where real-estate mogul Sam Zell is investing next, he told CNBC Monday.

  • Sam Zell Reveals Investment Strategies     Monday, 16 May 2011 | 4:12 PM ET

    Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments, in a wide-ranging discussion on real estate; the IMF scandal, the U.S. dollar, and why he thinks Colombia offers the next big investment opportunity.

  • In separate interviews, Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates, Warren Buffett, and Sam Zell all predicted that the dollar will face tough sledding in the months to come, affecting everything from Americans' standard of living to the growth of the smallest developing countries.

  • Sam Zell

    The US standard of living could drop 25 percent if the dollar loses its standing as the world's reserve currency, investor Sam Zell told CNBC.

  • No Role for Me at Tribune Going Forward: Sam Zell Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 5:09 PM ET
    Chicago Tribune

    The owner of the Tribune Company, Sam Zell, told CNBC Monday that he won’t be involved in the company once it emerges from bankruptcy.

  • Good Luck to Tribune Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 5:06 PM ET
    Sam Zell

    It's been touted as one of the most difficult and disastrous media deals in recent memory. Even billionaire Sam Zell himself called it ... "the deal from hell."

  • Tribune CEO Resigns Amid Stories of Raunchiness Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 8:12 PM ET
    Chicago Tribune

    Tribune Co. CEO Randy Michaels resigned Friday, pressured by tales of raunchy behavior that likened him to the ringleader of a college fraternity house.

  • At Flagging Tribune, Tales of a Bankrupt Culture Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 9:54 AM ET
    Sam Zell

    Under Sam Zell, the Tribune Company was bankrupted by its debt, and employees describe a profane and alienating workplace, reports The New York Times.

  • Booming Brazil Is Like the 'US in the 1950s': Sam Zell Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 6:16 PM ET

    Brazil is booming and brimming with business opportunities—“it’s US 1950”—billionaire businessman Sam Zell told CNBC Wednesday. He said if Brazil continues on the same course, he predicts it will be one of the top two countries for growth worldwide.

  • Worst Over For Housing—Fraud Was Big Cause: Zell Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 6:27 PM ET
    Sam Zell

    The worst of the residential housing market is over, Equity Group Investment Chairman Sam Zell told CNBC on Wednesday. But he said fraud was a major force behind the problems.

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