In 2016, Harvey expressed contempt for what he saw as political uncertainty since John Howard left office, and said the only solution is "to have a dictator like in China"
In 2014, the Business Review Weekly assessed Harvey's net worth at A$1
55 billion; an increase of A$9 million on the 2013 BRW Rich 200 list
In January 2011 Harvey was embroiled in a widely condemned campaign backed by a number of bricks and mortar Australian retailers to scrap tax rules that allow Australians to shop on overseas websites without paying GST
In an interview in 2008 he described giving charity to the homeless as "a waste", and said that it was "helping a whole heap of no-hopers to survive for no good reason"
He remarried to Katie Page in 1988; they have two children
The chain, which was called Norman Ross, expanded to forty-two stores with annual sales of A$240 million by 1979
They partnered to open their first store in Sydney in 1961
Gerry Harvey (born 18 September 1939 in Springwood, New South Wales) is an Australian entrepreneur best known for being the executive chairman of Harvey Norman Holdings, a company which runs Australian retail chain Harvey Norman