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H. Wayne Huizenga

H. Wayne HuizengaAKA Harry Wayne Huizenga

Born: 29-Dec-1937
Birthplace: Evergreen Park, IL [1]

Gender: Male
Religion: Calvinist [2]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Waste Management, Blockbuster

Military service: US Army Reserve (1959)

Net worth $2.5B (Forbes 2007).


[1] Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park, IL.

[2] Dutch Christian Reformed Church.

Father: Gerrit Harry Huizenga (cabinetmaker, b. 28-Jun-1916, d. 31-Aug-2001)
Mother: Jean Riddering (b. 25-May-1918, d. 9-Feb-2006)
Sister: Bonnie (b. circa 1942)
Wife: Joyce VanderWagon (m. 10-Sep-1960, div. 1966, two sons)
Son: Wayne, Jr.
Son: Scott
Son: (d.)
Wife: Martha Jean Goldsby ("Marti", m. Apr-1972)
Daughter: Pamela Ann Goldsby (stepdaughter, b. 4-Jun-1968)
Daughter: Shelby Jean Huizenga
Daughter: Chloe Ann Huizenga

    High School: Pine Crest School, Fort Lauderdale, FL (1955)
    University: Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (1956-57)

    Blockbuster Video Owner (1986-94)
    Waste Management Owner (1962-84)
    Member of the Board of AutoNation (as Chairman, 1995-2002)
    Bush-Cheney 2000
    Bush-Quayle '92
    The Business Council
    Campaign America Inc.
    Elizabeth Dole Committee
    Friends of Giuliani Exploratory Committee
    Friends of Katherine Harris
    George W. Bush for President
    Grow PAC
    John McCain 2008
    McCain Victory Committee
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    New Republican Majority Fund
    Overcoming Obstacles Board of Advisors
    Quayle 2000
    Took the Fifth (1975)
    Wedding: Jack Welch and Suzy Wetlaufer (2004)
    Dutch Ancestry

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Miami Dolphins Owner (1994-present)
    Miami Marlins Owner (1992-98)
    Florida Panthers Owner (1993-2001)

Is the subject of books:
The Making of a Blockbuster: How Wayne Huizenga Built a Sports and Entertainment Empire from Trash, Grit, and Videotape, 1996, BY: Gail DeGeorge


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