Arthur Blank was bornon 27 September 1942 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, is Chairman, Atlanta Falcons. Arthur Blank is #534 in List Billionaires People In The World. Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus cofounded Home Depot in 1978 after being fired from their jobs at a regional hardware store. Blank stepped down as co-chairman of Home Depot in 2001 and the next year bought the NFL's Atlanta Falcons for $545 million (now worth $2.1 billion). He brought pro soccer to Atlanta with his Major League Soccer team Atlanta United FC, which started playing in March 2017. In August 2017, both of Blanks' teams moved into their new $1.5 billion home, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is slated to host the 2019 Super Bowl.
If someone is out in the desert walking around, they're going to be thirsty. You just have to ask them what they want to drink.
Blank has also founded an expansion Major League Soccer franchise named Atlanta United FC that began play in 2017
On March 17, 2016, Blank announced that he is cancer-free following treatment
In 2014, he was inducted as a Georgia Trustee, an honor given by the Georgia Historical Society in conjunction with the Governor of Georgia to individuals whose accomplishments and community service reflect the ideals of the founding body of Trustees, which governed the Georgia colony from 1732 to 1752
In 2011, Blank was the recipient of the Freeing Voices, Changing Lives award from the American Institute for Stuttering
However, in February 2007, the Braves completed the sale of the team to Liberty Media
Business Hall of Fame in 2006, and in 2005 he was named National Entrepreneur Of The Year by Ernst & Young LLP
In September 2004, he bought the Arena Football League franchise, the Georgia Force; he moved the team back to the city of Atlanta after it had spent several years in suburban Gwinnett County
In 2003, for the second time in three years, Blank was named Georgia's Most Respected CEO by Georgia Trend magazine
In February 2002, Blank purchased the Atlanta Falcons franchise in the National Football League from owner Taylor Smith, the son of team founder Rankin M
Blank retired from the company in 2001 as co-chairman
Blank is married to Angela Macuga (born 1968), who has three children from a previous marriage
Blank graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York City and attended Babson College, where he graduated in three years in 1963 with a B
Blank (born 1942): Kenny Blank, Dena Blank Kimball, and Danielle Blank; they divorced in 1993