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Brad Kelley

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Net worth 2018: $2.3 Billion
Industry: Real Estate
Residence: Franklin, Tennessee
Country: United States
BirthDay: 27 March 1956
Sigh: Aries
Children: 3
Education: Diploma, High School; Drop Out, Western Kentucky University
BIOGRAPHY

Brad Kelley was bornon 27 March 1956 in Franklin, Tennessee, United States. Brad Kelley is #1057 in List Billionaires People In The World. Brad Kelley, a Kentucky native and a farmer's son, built a fortune from discount cigarettes. He built Commonwealth Brands, maker of USA Gold and Malibu cigarettes, and sold it for $1 billion in 2001. Kelley has since used that cash to become one of the largest landowners in the U.S., with 1.5 million acres from Hawaii to Florida. Kelley owns historic stud farm Calumet, KY, which had three starters in the 2017 Kentucky Derby.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$1.5 Billion

2010

$1.5 Billion

2011

$1.7 Billion

2012

$1.9 Billion

2013

$2 Billion

2014

$2.1 Billion

2015

$2.2 Billion

2016

$2.2 Billion

2017

$2.2 Billion

2018

$2.3 Billion

TIMELINE
2014

As of 2014, Kelley's business interests include Calumet Farm, NC2 Media (Lonely Planet) and the Center for Innovation and Technology business park

2013

In March 2013, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBCW, announced the sale of Lonely Planet to Kelly's NC2 Media

2012

As of 2012, he is the fourth-largest private land owner in the U

2001

The company was later sold in 2001 to Houchens Industries for US$1 billion

1991

In 1991, he founded Commonwealth Brands, a tobacco company that manufactured low-cost cigarettes, headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky

1980

Because of declining production in the 1980s, many old warehouses in Kentucky stood vacant

1956

Brad Maurice Kelley (born 1956) is an American businessman who is the fourth-largest landowner in the U

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