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Dennis Washington

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Net worth 2018: $5.79 Billion
Industry: Logistics
Residence: Missoula, Montana
Country: United States
BirthDay: 27 July 1934
Sigh: Leo
Children: 2
Education: Diploma, High School
BIOGRAPHY

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.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$4.2 Billion

2010

$4.5 Billion

2011

$5 Billion

2012

$5.2 Billion

2013

$5.8 Billion

2014

$6 Billion

2015

$6.1 Billion

2016

$5.9 Billion

2017

$6 Billion

2018

$5.79 Billion

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.

Dennis Washington
TIMELINE
1996

In 1996 Washington Construction acquired global construction and engineering company Morrison-Knudsen Corporation of Boise, Idaho, creating Washington Group International

1986

In 1986 he acquired a copper and molybdenum mine at Butte, Montana

1976

1 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as the 76th-richest person in America

1970

In the 1970s he moved into mining and dam construction

1969

He created Washington Construction, which worked primarily on highway contracts and by 1969 was the largest contractor in Montana

1964

He began his business career at age 30 in 1964, with a $30,000 loan and a single bulldozer

1934

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

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