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# 381 Tito Beveridge $5.15B

Random fact: Majored in geology and geophysics at University of Texas.

Overview

Bert Beveridge is the founder and master distiller of Fifth Generation Inc., the producer of Tito's Handmade Vodka. The Austin, Texas-based company is estimated to have a one-quarter share of the U.S. vodka market and revenue of more than $850 million in 2018. Known as "Tito", Beveridge began distilling under license in 1995.

As of :
Last change +$17.2M ( +0.3%)
YTD change +$1.12B ( +27.8%)
Industry Consumer
Biggest asset Fifth Generation Inc.
Citizenship United States
Wealth Self-made
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Net Worth Summary

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Beveridge’s fortune is derived from his ownership of Fifth Generation Inc, the closely held maker of Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Beveridge founded the Austin, Texas-based company in 1997, according to the company's website.

Market researcher IBISWorld estimates in a report that the company had revenue of $859 million and operating income of $239 million in 2018. It's valued based on its estimated operating income and the average enterprise value-to-EBIT multiples of three publicly traded peers: Brown-Forman Corporation, Diageo and Andrew Peller.

Beveridge is attributed full ownership of Fifth Generation in this analysis. He's described as the owner of Tito's Handmade Vodka on its LinkedIn page and there's no known evidence that he's sold stakes to other investors.

Requests for comment on the net worth calculation sent to Fifth Generation weren't returned.

Biography

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Family: Married, 3 children

Bert Butler "Tito" Beveridge was born in San Antonio, Texas, on August 9, 1961.

He attended the University of Texas at Austin and majored in geology and geophysics. After graduating, he worked in the oil industry, including stints in Colombia and Venezuela. He started a drilling company in Houston, later moved to Austin, and eventually entered the mortgage business.

He decided to start a vodka company after watching a late night motivational speaker encouraging viewers to find their life work by finding the intersection of their passions and skills. Unable to find investors for the business, he used personal savings and credit card debt to build his original set-up in a one room shack in an unfashionable part of Austin.

The company's growth picked up after it won a double gold medal for best vodka at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Tito's Handmade Vodka was estimated to control about 25 percent of the US vodka market in 2018, according to IBISWorld.

Milestones
  • 1992 Began making flavored vodka for friends.
  • 1995 Founded Fifth Generation Inc
  • 1995 Obtained the first legal permit to distill in Texas.
  • 2001 Tito's Handmade Vodka wins double gold at the San Francisco Spirits Competition