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Billionaire Bruce Halle and Founder of Discount Tire Dies at Age 87

Billionaire Bruce Halle and Founder of Discount Tire Dies at Age 87

Bruce Halle, billionaire and founder of Discount Tire, the largest independent tire dealer in North America has died on 4th January 2018 at the age of 87.  Forbes estimates his net worth to be $5.2 billion at the time of death.  Halle is survived by his wife, 4 children, 3 siblings, and 7 grandchildren.

“ Billionaire Bruce Halle founded Discount Tire with only 6 tires in 1960 “

Born in 1930, Mr Halle founded Discount Tire with only 6 tires in 1960 after failing as a life insurance salesman.  The company currently has 975 stores in 34 states, employing more than 20,000 people.  He had served as a Marine during the Korean War and thereafter, earn a degree in business administration from the Eastern Michigan University in 1956.

Source: Forbes, New York Times

 

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