Matthew McConaughey isn’t the only successful one in his family! His brother, Rooster McConaughey, has made millions in the pipe and oil business, and joined us on the HollywoodLife.com podcast to dish on entrepreneurism and how it’s affected his relationships!
Rooster McConaughey is helping to change young business owners’ lives on West Texas Investors, but it was years and years of hard work as an entrepreneur himself that’s gotten him where he is today. Unfortunately, amid all his success, Rooster has been married three times, and he discussed how his line of work has taken a toll on his relationships (plus much more!) when he stopped by the HollywoodLife.com podcast. Listen here!
The 61-year-old became a millionaire by the time he was just 30 years old after working in the pipe and oil business, and now that he has millions to spend, he’s helping young entrepreneurs start their companies on West Texas Investors. But all his hard work has had an affect on his personal life
“I would say [work] definitely has something to do with [my failed marriages] because you’re pushing and in my line you gotta self yourself and sell your product and you’re gone,” he told HollywoodLife.com. “And yeah, it’s hard. It would be hard.” Before marrying his current wife, Erica, Rooster was married Marsha Smith and Georganne Hunt. He has three kids, aged 40, 9 and 6. Whoa!
Of course, before we knew Rooster from his CNBC show, we all knew of Matthew McConaughey, his Oscar-winning brother. And even though the self-made millionaire didn’t get to attend the Academy Awards when his little bro took home the Best Actor trophy, he did get to reap the benefits — by hitting up the after parties!
“I definitely don’t fit in, that’s pretty noticeable,” he said. “Even in the Armani suit you can tell it’s me. I feel fine. Well, I do fit in — it’s just that I’m talkative regardless of where I am. Could be a truck stop or the Academy Awards, so it’s all the same. So I just walk up to them and say, ‘Hey, way to go!'”
But Rooster isn’t exactly loving all the attention he’s gotten since breaking out in the spotlight on his own. “With the show getting popular and all, it’s kind of crippled me a bit,” he admitted. “Because I don’t like people to welcome me. I like to sneak in there and welcome myself. You know, sneak in there when they don’t know who the hell I was. I’ll be the same, but I have to be the same as soon as I walk in. It’s like…I can’t sneak around.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Rooster should take a step back from business to focus on relationships?
— Alyssa Norwin