Siegel, the founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, a timeshare company and one of the largest resort developers in the world, might be best known for his attempt to build the largest home in America (for himself), which was documented in the 2009 film, “The Queen of Versailles.”
This week, however, Siegel’s name is in the news for an excess of a different sort. On Monday he sent his employees an email that is so crass and so over the top that even the gossip news website Gawker felt compelled to check out if it was real.
Sadly, it is. Siegel confirmed it.
“If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, as our current President plans, I will have no choice but to reduce the size of this company,” he wrote to employees. “Rather than grow this company I will be forced to cut back. This means fewer jobs, less benefits and certainly less opportunity for everyone.”