Arthur M. Blank

Co-Founder at The Home Depot

Arthur M. Blank

Arthur M. Blank

Co-Founder at The Home Depot

Overview
Career Highlights

Atlanta Falcons Football Club LLC
Georgia Force Football Club LLC
AMB Group LLC

RelSci Relationships

4365

Primary Location

Emigrant, MT

Number of Boards

16

Birthday

09/27/1942 - Sunnyside, Queens County

Age

77

Number of Awards

17

Estimated Net Worth

$3.3B

Relationships
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Former Director of Investor Relations & Assistant Secretary at Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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Director at Brown & Brown of California, Inc.

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Founder at Georgia Aquarium, Inc.

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Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President at The Home Depot

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Turner Enterprises, Inc.

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President & Director at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

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Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

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Executive Chairman at Unifi, Inc.

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Former Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer at CVS Health Corp.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at IQVIA Holdings, Inc.

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Co-Founder at The Home Depot
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Education
BS in Business Administration & Accounting
Class of 1963

Babson is the educator, convener and thought leader for Entrepre­neur­ship of All Kinds. Babson is an independent, not-for-profit institution and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

Attendee

Stuyvesant High School has been a symbol of excellence in education for over a century. Our mission is to continue and enhance that commitment by providing an environment which will nurture and enhance the special academic talents of the students admitted to Stuyvesant. The educational heritage of Stuyvesant is deeply rooted in the tradition of Science, Mathematics and Technology. This has been the foundation of our educational success and must remain the cornerstone of our educational program. Within this context, the goal of this institution is to instill the intellectual, moral and humanistic values necessary for each child to achieve his/her maximum potential as a student and as a caring citizen of the world.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Career History
Chairman
2002 - Current

Atlanta Falcons Football Club LLC owns and operates sports clubs. It handles football operations, brand development and advertising. The company was founded by Rankin M. Smith Jr. in 1966 and is headquartered in Flowery Branch, GA.

Co-Founder
1978 - Current

The Home Depot, Inc. engages in the sale of building materials and home improvement products. Its products include building materials, home improvement products, lawn and garden products, and decor products. It offers home improvement installation services,and tool and equipment rental. The company was founded by Bernard Marcus, Arthur M. Blank, Kenneth Gerald Langone, and Pat Farrah on June 29, 1978 and is headquartered at Atlanta, GA.

Vice President of Finance, Handy Dan Home Improvement Centers
Prior

Daylin, Inc., was established in Los Angeles in June 1960 as Dorena Enterprises, Inc. In the first years of operation it owned retail outlets selling pharmaceuticals, sundries, and other products. In October 1964 Dorena changed its name to Daylin, Inc., and went public.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2001 - 2013

Staples is the world's largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions. We provide products, services and expertise in the categories of office supplies, technology, furniture, Copy & Print, and cleaning and breakroom. Staples was founded in 1986, and today has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the world in eCommerce sales. With 90,000 associates worldwide, Staples has a presence in more than 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia — bringing easy to offices and consumers everywhere. Staples headquarters is located outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

Director
1994 - Prior

Post Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which develops, owns and manages upscale multi-family apartment communities in selected markets in the United States. It operates through the following segment: Fully stabilized communities, Newly stabilized communities, Lease-up communities, Acquired communities, and Held for sale and sold communities. The Fully stabilized communities segment includes those apartment communities which have been stabilized for both the current and prior year. The Newly stabilized communities segment includes communities which reached stabilized occupancy. The Lease-up communities segment includes those communities that are under development, rehabilitation and in lease-up. The Acquired communities segment include those communities acquired. The Held for sale and sold communities segment includes those apartment and mixed-use communities classified as held for sale or sold. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Trustee
2003 - Current

The Cooper Institute operates a not for profit organization. It specializes in the scientific research of preventive medicine and public health. The company was founded by Kenneth H. Cooper in 1970 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Chairman, Board of Directors
Prior

The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce is the chamber of commerce for the Atlanta metropolitan area. It was founded in 1860. The first Atlanta Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1860, chiefly concerned with fighting railroad rate discrimination and with sustaining commercial ties with the North. After secession, it focused its attention on direct trade with Europe, which was part of an overall Southern goal of achieving economic independence from the North. In 1866 the chamber was reformed into a Board of Trade.

Director
Prior

On the 49th floor of 191 Peachtree Tower, The Commerce Club develops the leaders of today and tomorrow for Atlanta. The Club includes a new Member lounge and bar, big-screen multimedia room with 103-inch flat screen and a grand ballroom for meetings and social events.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$100K +
2017

Babson is the educator, convener and thought leader for Entrepre­neur­ship of All Kinds. Babson is an independent, not-for-profit institution and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

$50K - $100K
2017

The Carter Center, Inc. provides human rights protection services. The firm's services include resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers to increase crop production. The company was founded by James E. Carter, Jr. and Rosalynn Smith Carter in 1982 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

$10K +
2016

Babson is the educator, convener and thought leader for Entrepre­neur­ship of All Kinds. Babson is an independent, not-for-profit institution and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

Political Donations
$5,000
2017
$5,000
2016
$5,000
2015
Investments
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Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc. distributes golfing and tennis equipment. It offers clubs, balls, bags, accessories, technology products, apparel, footwear, and team products and club repair center, golf lesson, performance practice center, junior golf, custom fitting, tournament and event and reward services. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Roswell, GA.

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Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, Inc. operates as a pharmacy and health store. Its products includes facial care and makeup products, as well as beauty accessories; body care, hair care, bath and shower, sun care and bug spray, shaving and hair removal, hand and foot care, and kids and baby skin care and bath products; vitamins, supplements, minerals, sports and nutrition. The firm has offices in California, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. The company was founded by Don L. Summerfield, Dale Schwartz and Barry Perzow in June 2000 and is headquartered in Boulder, CO.

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Atlanta Falcons Football Club LLC owns and operates sports clubs. It handles football operations, brand development and advertising. The company was founded by Rankin M. Smith Jr. in 1966 and is headquartered in Flowery Branch, GA.

Awards & Honors
Rank #581
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #666
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #268
2015
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
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