Alex Spanos

(Alexander Gus Spanos)

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  • Born: September 28, 1923
  • Died: October 9, 2018
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Majority Shareholder, Los Angeles Chargers, Founder, A. G. Spanos Companies

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Alexander Gus Spanos was an American billionaire real estate developer, founder of the A. G. Spanos Companies, and the majority owner of the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL).

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All my kids have worked in the family business. I've been successful at that. My family knows how to work. We all started working very young. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Families, Children & Parenting ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I like to think I am the best there is at what I do, and so I have conquered the world like Alexander. But I don't believe I am the reincarnation of Alexander the Great.
I was on the field praising quarterback Dan Fouts during a ceremony to retire his number. Boos began shaking the stadium. It was a moment of misery like I'd never experienced before. Afterward, dejection hung over me for days.
I'm a screamer and a yeller. When I want something, all I do is yell, and I get responses.
I've studied the lives of the 20th century's great businessmen and concluded self-confidence was instrumental in all their success. Success
My construction business represents 10 or 20 times what I'll ever invest in football. But from the moment I bought the Chargers, I would become forever known as the owner of that NFL franchise. Business, Commerce & Finance
My great frustration is that, more and more, my memories come and go, and friends all my life are not recognized. Many of the things I say and do, I can no longer remember even right afterwards. Life
My greatest success story has been my family. Success ;Families, Children & Parenting
Nobody who knows me would believe this, but I was always the life of the party. Oh, how I loved to sing and dance, and we had good times. Good clean fun it was, too. Life
The best way to learn is by doing. The only way to build a strong work ethic is getting your hands dirty. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
We had to take off our shoes after school to save wear on the soles.
When you're winning, you're a hero. When you're losing, you're a bum... I'm as bad as the fans, believe me. If they only knew how I hate losing and what we go through to try to win.

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