Getting Personal With the West Texas Investors Club

They’re sending a message to entrepreneurs: Do business the old-fashioned way.

By Laura RiceJune 8, 2016 9:47 am|

The name Rooster McConaughey may sound familiar for a couple of reasons. The cigar chewing, Miller Lite-loving Texan is the brother of a certain Oscar winner with whom he shares a last name, but he’s become a bit of a celebrity in his own right.

Rooster is a self-made millionaire who built his fortune selling oil pipes in West Texas. He’s one of the stars of the reality show “West Texas Investors Club” which is now launching season two on CNBC. On the show, entrepreneurs try to convince Rooster and his partners that their ideas are worthy of a Texas-sized investment.

The show has been described as a Texas take on “Shark Tank,” but McConaughey says his show is a bit different.

“It’s a lot more personal,” he says. “We’re about the person first, the product second. We have a message we wanna send about doing business the old fashioned way: using common sense, doing what you say you’re gonna do.”

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– How the Houston-born McConaughey fell in love with Midland
– More about the show’s person-first message
– How the ups and downs of the oil industry could inform future entreprenuers