Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has temporarily put thousands of people out of work.
The billionaire told Bloomberg that he has furloughed 40,000 people who work for his restaurant and casino empire. Fertitta’s Landry Inc. restaurants include the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Morton’s Steakhouse and McCormick and Schmick’s, and he also owns a casino.
Per the article, the number of people furloughed at Fertitta’s companies represents 70 percent of the corporation’s workforce.
Fertitta, who has an estimated net worth of approximately $4.5 billion by Forbes, is one of the folks who wants to get back to limited business as soon as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wanted to start getting things back to normal around Easter while health experts continue to caution that the pandemic’s health effects on the population will continue to get worse in the immediate future.