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Pioneer Profiles: George W. Bush's $100,000 Club
Name: Roland W. Betts
Occupation: Chair, Chelsea Piers Management
Industry: Miscellaneous Business
Home: New York, New York


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Betts is the chair of the company that owns the Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex in New York City. He was Bush’s frat brother at Yale and the lead owner in Bush’s Texas Rangers partnership. Sale of the team to Tom Hicks (see Pioneer R. Steven Hicks) made Bush a millionaire 15 times over. Much of this profit derived from a large equity stake that other partners in the investment gifted to Bush, as well as the $135 million that local taxpayers forked out for the Rangers’ new Ballpark in Arlington. Betts’ Silver Screen Management is a major investor in Disney movies.

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