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Published: Thursday, Feb. 20 2014 10:10 p.m. MST

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Esquire
Springville, UT

Not bad. Larry starting out working in a parts department and ending up a billionaire. Good for the Millers. By the way, I am so happy they keep the Tour of Utah gong and viable. What an awesome event!

DonO
Draper, UT

It is no secret that the Miller family makes significant charitable donations, and I love that Greg makes no mention of it. Giving for the sake of giving and not seeking attention and praise is a great attribute.

Lolly
Lehi, UT

The Miller family are a great blessing to the State of Utah. Larry Miller never flaunted or sought for recognition but instead gave back to the community. He and Gail have quietly gone about funding projects which like the business will remain and influence the world for years to come. Having been in the Legislature, Greg's and the family's success is also a State success story. Good luck especially to Greg for sharing and may he continue to lead in the way Larry and Gail have envisioned him to do.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

Larry Miller is a "rags to riches" glory story. I liked the Jazz when they had the foreign influence which made them different. Klinko and Memo were only 2 of the characters. I do not agree with Larry voicing disrespect for his father and "closing down his life's work". I see this as a petty retaliation. He should have been the bigger man and discussed it with him. The Jazz are moving ahead after many mistakes on the part of Miller. He appears to be learning from his mistakes. The D-Will--Coach Sloan debacle as well as issues with Karl were hard to take. So far, the page appears to have turned and Greg M appears to have brought in a professional manager to right the ship and the boss is keeping his hands off. His dad was more hands on and more adept to be honest.

CalvinR
SLC, Utah

Larry Millers contributions to Utah and society are undeniable. His rags to riches story, His Building of an automotive empire and turning the Utah Jazz into an NBA power house are all well documented and renown. Greg Miller was born of goodly parents and turned the Utah Jazz into a door mat in the NBA.

We all really really miss Larry.

BlueEyesBrittany
Paris, 00

Though i think we should all have comfortable living and i am not a great fan of millionaire, billionaire and the like. For experience, i have often witnesses it was very often at the expense of others, whether through monopoles or exploiting others or giving them a minimum wage. And though i agree that some differences should exist between the one at the bottom of the ladder and the one at its top, i think these differences should be moral and reasonable. So i think there should be a minimum wage that should be a comfortable one and the highest salary should be ceiled at a moral and decent level not like what we hear and see all around. The excess should partly be given as profit sharing to all employees and partly kept for rainy days or reinvested.

To be continued

BlueEyesBrittany
Paris, 00

Continuation

I am not a great proponent of crude and crual capitalism, neither its opposite. But though a contribution should be expected from every able person in exchange for a decent salary, decency should always be the measure for all including the manager and not indecency the kind where i hear some make a billion dollar a year while other are given a salary below minimum wage, and it should also be expected that the small, weak, the sick and the old should get support though social welfare. Money though essential to living should not be revered as the God it is today especially when it is at the expense of so many others. I do not admire billionaires. I only admire good people who improve the human condition all over the world and ensures noone is left out in the process.

NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

BlueEyes: What would be a "comfortable" hourly wage for everyone? Are you ok with the proposed $10.10 minimum wage? Or should it be $20.20 or maybe $30.30? Where should we draw the line in the amount required that employers pay their employees? And WHO should decide what is a proper amount for "profit sharing" and for "rainy days and reinvestment"?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

blueeyes,

I admire those who through hard work and perseverance improve their situation.

I have no more claim to a billionaire's money than I do to your money.

The Millers do not need to apologize for their wealth - nor do they have to answer to you and I what they do with the money - its their money.

Likewise, their children, grand children, and great grand children do not need to apologize for the wealth they inhered nor do they have to answer to us for it.

The Millers earned this money can do whatever they want to with it.

Obama10
SYRACUSE, UT

Amazing story that a young college dropout could have such an impact. This is the American dream.

aceroinox
Farmington, UT

There was nothing wrong with The Mayan that good food wouldn't have fixed. The venue was awesome!

I admire the Miller family and wish Greg the best. I believe he's on the right track!

InspectorC
Wasatch Front, UT

GREG: Thank you for agreeing to this informative update/interview with KSL/DNews!

We know you rarely grant interviews of this type, but as Utahans and residents of the Intermountain Region, we ALL have great personal (and economic) interest in how the "Miller Empire" is doing these days, and are rooting for your ongoing success.

It's so hard to believe Larry H. has been gone five years (as of yesterday) already! He will be FOREVER MISSED in this community.

Best wishes to Gail, Greg, and all the rest of the Miller Family legacy.

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

The Millers provided work and others did it. The Millers and their workers were mutually indebted. And so it is with every employer and employee. We hope neither will give the other cause for just complaint.

aceroinox
Farmington, UT

@BlueEyesBrittany--
Your comment seems out of place. As DonO pointed out (though not unique in our state--generous millionaires seem to abound here), the Millers philanthropy is legend. If you were aware of the depth and breadth of Larry and Gail Miller's generosity I think you would be pleasantly surprised
The real magic of the Larry Miller story is that it demonstrates that anyone can achieve their dreams. The fact that doing so sometimes results in great wealth should not be a reason to condemn those dreamers, but rather to look inward and say, "What are my dreams? What am I doing to make them a reality?" Maybe it's not building an entertainment and automobile empire, but rather curing cancer, designing/building a computer cheap enough for anyone to afford it or an Olympic medal. If those endeavors resulted in great wealth, would you condemn those achievers?
The philosophy championed by Andrew Carnegie and made popular by Napoleon Hill--"What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve"--is more than an aphorism, it is literal truth. Thank heavens for folks like Larry Miller who prove it so.

Rational
Salt Lake City, UT

Larry was born in the stands and ended up MVP. Greg was born halfway to home and the thinks he hit a home run.

InspectorC
Wasatch Front, UT

REPLY TO: "Rational" @ 1:23 pm ----

You must have missed this stunning fact that's buried way down in the middle of the article: "In the years since Greg Miller became CEO, revenue and income for the LHM Group has more than doubled."

So... Greg Miller (with the help of his family and co-workers) took a billion-dollar enterprise and *DOUBLED* its revenues and income in only SIX YEARS!!

I'd say Greg Miller ABSOLUTELY has "hit a home run!" 8)

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