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Wayne Huizenga

Huizenga in the 1980s
Born Harry Wayne Huizenga
(1937-12-29) December 29, 1937 (age 79)
Evergreen Park, Illinois
Nationality American
Occupation Businessman and entrepreneur
Known for Blockbuster Video, Waste Management, Inc., AutoNation, and Swisher Hygiene
former owner of NFL’s Miami Dolphins,
the NHL’s Florida Panthers, and MLB’s Miami Marlins teams
Net worth $2.6 billion[1]
Spouse(s)

Joyce VanderWagon (m. 1960; div. 1966)
Martha Jean “Marti” Goldsby (m. 1972; her death 2017)

To me, my business is my life.
A deal is like chasing a girl. You work on it until she says, 'Yes,' for a date.
Wayne Huizenga
If you're a sponsor, and you're doing business globally, to bring your guests to South Florida is pretty nice.
Wayne Huizenga
I don't see myself ever selling Republic or AutoNation.
If you want to accomplish twice as much, you have to work twice as hard.
I don't see myself as a personality. I'm just another little guy.
I busted my butt all my life building companies.
I enjoy building something good and having a successful product and making money.
Wayne Huizenga
You don't make any money sitting in traffic.
Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.
Wayne Huizenga
Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.
Wayne Huizenga
You always hear about delegation, but people make the mistake of delegating and not following up. I give authority, but I stay in touch. Otherwise it doesn't work.
Wayne Huizenga
People always want cars. It's a huge industry, and there's always new product coming out.
Wayne Huizenga
I don't buy cars I can't drive.
Waste Management was based in Chicago, but I lived in Ft. Lauderdale and for 10 years had to commute to work – catch the 5 P.M. Sunday flight to Chicago and the midnight return flight on Friday.
Wayne Huizenga
Part of this country's problem is that people from New York City – Wall Streeters – don't think about the little guy who can't afford things.
Wayne Huizenga
Dolphins games always have been among the most popular NFL telecasts in England.
Wayne Huizenga
I enjoy building more than managing.
I sold Blockbuster because I saw what was coming: the satellite dish, technology that would make the business obsolete in a few years. Why would people go to a store for a video and then have to return it when they had a dish?
Wayne Huizenga