Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tom Gores

Tom Gores is an American billionaire with Michigan roots. He has homes in Beverly Hills, California and Gross Ille, Michigan. Tom Gores is a Michigan Light because on June 1, 2011, he purchased the Detroit Pistons, and he is making their improvement a priority.

College: Tom Gores graduated from Michigan State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (Source).

Detroit Pistons: On June 1, 2011, Tom Gores became the new owner of the Detroit Pistons, a franchise in the National Basketball Association. On July 11, 2012 it was announced that Tom Gores and his company Palace Sports and Entertainment are investing $13-$15 million in upgrading the Palace of Auborn Hills, the home where the Pistons play as well as the venue for many popular concerts in Southeast Michigan (Source).

Here is a news video of Tom Gores relishing the opportunity to be an "impactful" owner who works with the community toward the success of the Detroit Pistons.

Wikipedia: You can find more information on Tom Gores at his Wikipedia Page.

Philanthropy: Tom Gores has donated to many charities, including in Michigan he and his brother Alec donated $250,000 to Genesee High School in honor of Tom and Julia Joubran's 50th wedding anniversary in 2002 (Source).
Special thanks to Tom Gores for his help in making Michigan and the Detroit Pistons the best they can be. We look forward to hearing great things in the future from this businessman and Michigan Light.  

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