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Butch Gilliam from "West Texas Investors Club" stars in the CNBC reality series.

Wayne "Butch" Gilliam is widely known as one of the most reputable pipe salesmen in the Permian Basin. He is currently co-owner of Patriot Premium Threading Services.

Gilliam dropped out of high school at fifteen years old to work at Curley's, his father's machine shop. He started at the ground floor as a "shop-sweep," where he kept the shop clean by sweeping and shoveling up metal shavings. Gilliam worked day
Butch Gilliam at "West Texas Investors Club" press event
Butch Gilliam at West Texas Investors Club press event
and night during the oil boom of the 1980s, and was quickly promoted to machinist, and later became president of the company. Gilliam used the knowledge gleaned from his years spent at every level of the business to grow the company from a relatively modest fishing tool manufacturing and repair machine shop to an expansive pipe yard. He later sold Curley's for a significant profit.

Gilliam continues to build, invest in and operate companies across many industries, including mining, technology, consumer products and real estate. He holds a board position on West Texas Ltd., the investment group he started with his friend and business partner, Rooster McConaughey.

His biggest deal ever came in 2004, when he purchased the patent on a relatively obscure flush-joint connection for $200,000 — and then sold it for $100,000,000 in 2006.

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