Of Dutch ancestry, Harry Wayne Huizenga was born on December 29, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois. After completing his high school at Pine Crest School, Huizenga attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After his union to Joyce Vander Wagon which ended just six years after, he married Marti Goldsby six years after. He has two children from his first union, Scott and Harry Wayne Jr.
H. Wayne Huizenga Net Worth $2.5 Billion
His career began with Waste Management, Inc.in 1968, and through time, he has harshly acquired several garbage hauling companies. It came public in 1972 with133 small time haulers. In 1983,Waste Management, Inc. became U.S.’s largest waste disposal firm. In 2004, he sold his possession to various hotels which include The Hyatt Pier 66 Hotel, Radisson Bahia Mar Hotel & Marina, The Boca Raton Resort & Club and many others found in Arizona, Florida and Naples. He is additionally the preceding owner of the Miami Dolphins,Florida Panthers, and Miami Marlins. In 1987, he started Blockbuster Video and eventually, it evolved into U.S.’s leading film rental chain. In 1996, Auto-Nation was established like his first endeavors, it became the largest automotive dealer in the united states. Recently, he has got the Fortune 500 company. Wayne Huizenga is a five-time recipient of”CEO of the Year” prize from Financial World magazine. In 2005, Wayne was Ernst and Young’s World Entrepreneur of the Year.