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From the archives: The Closing with Sam Chang

A look back at 2008 interview with the Great Neck-based hotel developer
By Lauren Elkies Schram | August 26, 2016 05:40PM


Sam Chang (credit: STUDIO SCRIVO)

How have you been able to be successful?
I don’t think I am successful yet. My dream is to be a billionaire.

What is your favorite hotel?
InterContinental Hotel Hong Kong.

Is it yours?
I wish!

What’s one thing people don’t know about you?
People who don’t know me think that I’m a real tough guy. But I’m a very easy person to get along with. I have all different kinds of friends. If you’re a janitor, you can be my friend, all the way up to Donald Trump, who’s my friend.

Read the full installment of the Closing from the July 2008 issue here.