Andrew Beal ( born November 11, 1952 in Lansing, Michigan) is an American entrepreneur and investor.
Beal grew up in Lansing at Michigan and was repaired in high school, businessman, television, alarm systems sold and worked in the construction industry. He studied at Michigan State University and Baylor University. As a real estate investor in the 1980s, he had a reputation, but still make money from " hope -less" projects. In 1988, he founded his first bank in Dallas. His empire was later the Beal Bank. In the 1990s, he tried to expand his banking transactions in Russia and Mexico, but it was not successful, so he focused again on the U.S.. Nor successful he was with a company in the 1990s, was to carry the satellite into orbit ( Beal Aerospace, founded in 1997, terminated in 2000 ).
According to the American Forbes Magazine Beal is one of the richest Americans ( September 2012 to $ 8.4 billion estimated).
Beal is divorced, has six children and lives in Dallas.
He is known in the U.S. as a poker player with high stakes, which pocketed the highest known -day gain in a game in Las Vegas in 2004 ( $ 11.7 million ), but he also lost very large sums. To keep up with his missions to a number of known professional poker players specifically organized in a group called The Corporation.
Beal 's conjecture
Beal is amateur mathematician and has awarded a prize of $ 1 million for solving those emanating from him Beal 's conjecture, which generalizes the great Fermat's theorem. The Beal 's conjecture states that for all solutions with positive integers and the numbers have a common prime factor.