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Bruce Halle

Chairman, Discount Tire Co.
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Net worth 2018: $6.5 Billion
Industry: Automotive
Country: United States
BirthDay: 27 May 1930
Sigh: Gemini
Died On: 04/01/2018
Children: 4
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Eastern Michigan University
BIOGRAPHY

Bruce Halle was bornon 27 May 1930 in United States, is Chairman, Discount Tire Co.. Bruce Halle founded tire and wheel retailer Discount Tire in 1960 with just six tires in an Ann Arbor, Michigan showroom. The $4.3 billion (sales) company has 950 locations. He served as a Marine during the Korean War then got a business administration degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1956. His Bruce T. Halle Scholarship program has awarded over $8.5 million since 2004 to help send 2,100 of his employees' children to college.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$2 Billion

2010

$3 Billion

2011

$3.4 Billion

2012

$4 Billion

2013

$4.4 Billion

2014

$4.7 Billion

2015

$6.1 Billion

2016

$6.3 Billion

2017

$6.5 Billion

2018

$6.5 Billion

There's only two things in the business world that really count, and that's revenue and expenses. And the rest takes care of itself.

Bruce Halle
TIMELINE
2016

In 2016, he donated $1 million to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy in an effort to stop cannabis legalization in Arizona

2014

As of 2014, he was the 248th richest person in the world, 87th richest in the US, and richest in Arizona, with an estimated wealth of US$6 billion

1999

Halle married his second wife, Diane Meyers Halle (née Cummings), ten years later in 1999

1964

In 1964, he opened his second store and by 1970, he had seven stores in Michigan and expanded to Arizona that same year

1960

In 1960, he borrowed $400 and opened a tire store in Ann Arbor, Michigan

1959

He tried unsuccessfully to form a partnership with his high school friend, Bill DiDonato on an auto supply distribution company in Ypsilanti, Michigan and by late 1959, the business went bankrupt

1956

He later settled in Michigan and graduated with a BBA from Eastern Michigan University in 1956

1950

In 1950, he went to enlist in the US Marine Corps and served a tour of duty in the Korean War

1942

In 1942, his family moved to Detroit, where Fred worked as a security guard at the Ford Motor Company’s Rouge River plant in Michigan

1940

Halle married his childhood sweetheart, Gerry, in the late 1940s, and she died in 1989 from cancer

1930

Bruce Halle was born on May 27, 1930, in Springfield, Massachusetts as the second of seven children to devout Catholic parents, Fred Halle and his wife, Marry (Molly)

20

The Diane and Bruce Halle Collection is a private collection of 20th- and 21st-century art from Latin America based in Scottsdale, Arizona

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