Thomas Ollis "Tom" Hicks, Sr. (born 1946), is an American 'leveraged buyout' businessman living in Dallas, Texas. Despite Forbes magazine estimating Hicks' wealth at $1 billion in 2009, Hicks was unable to pay off joint loans of circa £200 million the following year. Hicks co-founded the investment firm, Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, previously owned 50% of the English football club Liverpool F.C., and is chairman of Hicks Holdings LLC, which owns and operates Hicks Sports Group, the company that formerly owned the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Stars, and the Mesquite Championship Rodeo.
By Dean Hanley
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