H. Wayne Huizenga

H. Wayne Huizenga

  • H. Wayne Huizenga 
  • Chairman & CEO, Blockbuster Video

 

Wayne Huizenga is a man of distinction. He's the only person in history to build three Fortune 1000 companies practically from scratch: Waste Management, Blockbuster Entertainment, and AutoNation. Great entrepreneurs don't just start businesses—and Wayne Huizenga knew this all too well. Sometimes they see the potential in an underdeveloped company and buy it to develop it. It is what he and two partners did in 1987 with Blockbuster. Following a similar model to WMI, Wayne Huizenga took the company public in 1989 and launched into rapid growth -- from a $7 million business with 19 stores to a $4 billion global enterprise with more than 3,700 stores in 11 countries. In 1994, Blockbuster sold to Viacom for $8.4 billion in stock.

Presentations at Calvin University:

a BLOCKBUSTER story
Part of the: January Series

Friday, January 14, 1994  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: Michigan National Bank

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