144. Bruce Halle

Forbes - - PROMOTION -

Af­ter a failed ca­reer as a life in­surance sales­man, Halle bought a 25% stake in a strug­gling auto-parts busi­ness for $5,000 in 1960. He started his first Dis­count Tire store in Ann Ar­bor, Michi­gan. Nearly 60 years later, Dis­count Tire has 950 lo­ca­tions and $4.3 billion in rev­enue.

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