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 want to thank all my friends and supporters for their well wishes on the occasion of my release from prison and move to home confinement. I am extremely grateful to be in the safe environment of my home, with my loving family, during this pandemic. At 73, I feel quite healthy and will follow all of the guidelines for staying that way.

I extend my condolences to everyone who this virus has harmed, including the sick and their families. It truly is a frightening time. We are indebted to the brave men and women who are caring for victims of the coronavirus – they are true heroes.

I will spend the days ahead trying to speak with all of those who have supported me through this ongoing ordeal – it's such a comfort to know that I have so many true friends. In recent weeks, some members of the media have requested interviews. Right now, my priority is to spend precious time with my family at home; I do not intend to do any interviews in the near future.”

- Billy Walters, May 5, 2020

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.