Wayne Huizenga

Wayne Huizenga

Name Wayne Huizenga
Profession Entrepreneur
Date of Birth 1937-12-29
Place of Birth Illinois
Age 80 yrs
Death Date 2018-03-22
Birth Sign Capricorn

About Wayne Huizenga

American businessman and entrepreneur who has founded three Fortune 500 corporations, including Blockbuster Video. He was awarded the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans in 1992 for his scholarships.

Early Life of Wayne Huizenga

He studied at Calvin College, a liberal arts college in Grand Rapids, Michigan before enlisting in the Army reserve in 1959.


In 1996, less than ten years after founding Blockbuster, he formed AutoNation, which became the nation’s largest automotive dealer.

Family Life

He is of Dutch descent and he married his second wife, Marti Goldsby, in April 1972.

Associated With

In 2001 he sold the Florida Panthers, an NHL Hockey team, to pharmaceutical juggernaut Alan Cohen.

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