Thomas Peterffy – Freedom to Succeed
The setup for the video below reads: “Thomas Peterffy grew up in socialist Hungary. Despite the fact that he could not speak English when he immigrated to the United States in 1956, Thomas fulfilled the American dream. With hard work and dedication, he started a business that today employs thousands of people. In the 1970s, Thomas bought a seat on the American Stock Exchange. He played a key role in developing the electronic trading of securities and is the founder of Interactive Brokers, an online discount brokerage firm with offices all over the world.”
We witnessed this commercial running on CNBC Thursday, October 11, 2012. We are moved by it and thankful that Mr. Peterffy would share his views with his adopted countrymen. We salute Mr. Peterffy as a modern American patriot and although we do not use Interactive Brokers (knowingly), we are now more disposed to do so.
Source: Thomas Peterffy via YouTube
Slightly longer version of the same ad here, with information to learn more about FoundersIntent.org. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=B4ysvJq2N4E