An interview and Q&A with billionaire Sam Zell. Sam discusses his early experiences with business and how he started his empire. Sam also talks about his philosophy of investing in real estate and other assets classes. Sam delivers his thoughts on the economy and philanthropy and overall how to be successful in life.

Also see Sam Zell “Europe is for cheese, wine and museums… not for investing”

Video Segments:
0:00 Introduction
7:05 Early entrepreneurial experiences
9:57 Getting started in real estate
11:58 Handling risk
13:20 Diversifying into other assets
17:30 Year end gift
24:08 Macro view
27:59 Views on real estate
31:56 Interest rates
33:35 Investing emerging markets
38:01 Where are you looking now
40:22 Presidential election/ Immigration policy
43:34 Building a bridge into Mexico
46:11 Philanthropy
49:56 Biker gang
50:53 Start of Q&A
51:12 Currency dislocation solution?
52:56 What have you learned from your mistakes?
54:22 Will banks ever be interesting investments again?
57:09 Investing in energy?
59:32 Samisms
1:05:17 Philosophy on business partners

Interview Date: 5th December, 2015
Event: Prime Quadrant Conference 2015
Original Image Source:http://bit.ly/SZELLPIC

Sam Zell
Sam Zell