Dennis Washington was bornon 27 July 1934 in Missoula, Montana, United States. Dennis Washington is #319 in List Billionaires People In The World. Dennis Washington parlayed an early love of machinery into a diversified business group called Washington Companies. Washington struck a $1.2 billion deal to buy Dominion Diamond in July 2017. He already owns a copper mine and regional railroads. After working for his uncle's construction business, he struck out on his own with a $30,000 loan to start Washington Construction. Montana's richest person also has an investment in Seaspan, cofounded by son Kyle, which has roughly 90 container ships. Washington once spent an estimated quarter of a billion dollars fixing up his yacht Attessa IV.
People always ask me for my secret. There isn't one. You've just got to keep a level head and stay away from greed. I just think in my life I relied on my instincts and had good intuition, and things just kind of fell into place.
In 1996 Washington Construction acquired global construction and engineering company Morrison-Knudsen Corporation of Boise, Idaho, creating Washington Group International
In 1986 he acquired a copper and molybdenum mine at Butte, Montana
1 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as the 76th-richest person in America
In the 1970s he moved into mining and dam construction
He created Washington Construction, which worked primarily on highway contracts and by 1969 was the largest contractor in Montana
He began his business career at age 30 in 1964, with a $30,000 loan and a single bulldozer
Washington (born 1934) is an American, Montana-based industrialist who owns, or co-owns controlling interest in, a large consortium of privately held companies collectively known as the Washington Companies and, in Canada, another collection of companies known as the Seaspan Marine Corporation