Born: 2/11/1951 in Starkville, Mississippi, USA
Full name: James Franklin McIngvale
Nickname: Mattress Mack
Noted For: furniture retailer; owner of and commercial spokesman for Gallery Furniture in Houston, Texas (1981-). Sports bettor; promotes his business by refunding his customers when he wins gambling payouts, usually on Houston teams. Won a $75 million payout for the Houston Astros winning the 2022 World Series - the largest sports betting payout in history at that time.
Quotation: "Adversity is life's greatest teacher. Welcome adversity, don't run from it."
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