Billionaire auto magnate dies at 95

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Billy Joe “Red” McCombs was bigger than Texas. He outgrew the town in which he was born — Spur. Outgrew the city in which he sold his first car — Corpus Christi. Outgrew the metropolis in which he became a billionaire — San Antonio. 

McCombs built an empire the U.S. could not contain. With Lowry Mays, he co-founded the world’s largest radio and billboard company — with advertising in 25 countries — then sold it for approximately $25 billion.