Billy Walters is an American success story.

Born in poverty, he has become an iconic businessman and philanthropist. His beginnings were in gambling, but with that in the past, his business success and generosity have defined him and continued through the years.

Known for his southern charm and values, and relating to everyone he can share a smile with, Billy Walters has been called a modern-day Robin Hood for using his sports winnings to build businesses that employ thousands and support numerous good works and charities.

Billy Walters - An iconic businessman and philanthropist

Billy Walters is an American success story.

Born in poverty, he has become an iconic businessman
and philanthropist. His beginnings were in gambling,
but with that in the past, it's his businesses and generosity
that have defined him and continued through the years.

Known for his southern charm and values, and relating to
everyone he can share a smile with, Billy Walters has been
called a modern-day Robin Hood for using his sports
winnings to build businesses that employ thousands and
support numerous good works and charities.

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"I am thankful to the President and extremely grateful for the longstanding support of friends and family, especially my wife, Susan. I have tried to lead a life marked by concern for others and I hope those qualities, along with the government misconduct that led to my wrongful conviction, convinced the White House to grant me clemency. I also hope this sends a strong message to law enforcement to refrain from illegal misconduct in pursuing their targets. I look forward to vindication as I pursue my civil damages case in federal court."

- Billy Walters, January 20, 2021

The life story of William “Billy’’ Walters is inspiring.

Billy Walters considers his greatest and longest-lasting achievement to be his philanthropic activities and unwavering devotion to helping the people around him.

More than 100 friends, employees and supporters wrote letters to U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel seeking leniency for Billy Walters.

In 2017, Billy Walters was convicted of insider trading charges in a case marked by egregious government misconduct.

 

Read retired Opportunity Village executive, Linda Smith’s moving tribute to Billy Walters 

“He touched my life and the lives of thousands of families like mine who fight for and fiercely love their disabled children.”

READ HERE

To learn more about Opportunity Village, the Las Vegas-based nonprofit that provides employment, vocational training, and recreation services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Click here.

Media: Read about how the Walters family is supporting Opportunity Village during the Covid-19 pandemic here.