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#1 RD Milhollin

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 08:06 AM

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#2 John S.

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 03:50 PM

Like some other larger-than-life figures we've lost in recent years, Mr. Rainwater's passing is a sad event and loss for the entire city. Back when I was a brash ambitious business major in college during the early 1980's I subscribed to and religiously read Business Week magazine. Almost on a weekly basis, the magazine extolled the latest acquisition or turnaround orchestrated by Mr. Rainwater. His close involvement as an investment advisor for the Bass Family surely helped provide them with the means for their great contributions to downtown Fort Worth. I can think of no one else who could now follow in Mr. Rainwater's footsteps so his contributions directly and indirectly to Fort Worth will long be remembered. I appreciate you posting this information.



#3 hannerhan

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 02:57 PM

I actually don't think it's an understatement to say that Rainwater has been THE most influential person when it comes to the success of Fort Worth over the past 50 years.

 

The Bass family would not be in the same league otherwise, so in a way all the great things that have gone on downtown as a result of the Bass capital were just a byproduct of Richard's brilliant business acumen.  People outside the world of finance don't know the names as well, but you can google the following and see how incredibly successful all these Rainwater proteges have been: Barry Sternlicht, Ken Hersh, Rick Scott, Harlan Korenvaes, Michael Eisner, Dan Stern, Eddie Lampert, John Goff, David Bonderman, George W. Bush.  

 

CNBC did a special on Rainwater back in 2012 which is worth watching.  Here is the opening portion: http://video.cnbc.co...ideo=3000081657Worth watching and heavily features Fort Worth.



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Posted 29 September 2015 - 04:09 PM

I actually don't think it's an understatement to say that Rainwater has been THE most influential person when it comes to the success of Fort Worth over the past 50 years.

 

 

I would agree.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 11:13 AM

A remembrance of Rainwater from a former employee:

 

http://www.star-tele...le37132728.html






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