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.
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.
In 2016, he donated $1 million to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy in an effort to stop cannabis legalization in Arizona
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
Halle married his second wife, Diane Meyers Halle (née Cummings), ten years later in 1999
In 1964, he opened his second store and by 1970, he had seven stores in Michigan and expanded to Arizona that same year
In 1960, he borrowed $400 and opened a tire store in Ann Arbor, Michigan
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
He later settled in Michigan and graduated with a BBA from Eastern Michigan University in 1956
In 1950, he went to enlist in the US Marine Corps and served a tour of duty in the Korean War
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
Halle married his childhood sweetheart, Gerry, in the late 1940s, and she died in 1989 from cancer
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)
The Diane and Bruce Halle Collection is a private collection of 20th- and 21st-century art from Latin America based in Scottsdale, Arizona