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William Edward "Bill" Haslam Wiki Biography
William Edward “Bill” Haslam was born on the 23rd August 1958, in Knoxville, Tennessee USA. He is best known for being a politician, a member of the Republican Party and currently the 49th Governor of Tennessee; Bill is also the chairman of the Republican Governors Association. His political career has been active since 2002. He is also one of the owners of the baseball team the Tennessee Smokies.
Have you ever wondered how rich Bill Haslam is, as of mid- 2016?According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Bill counts his net worth at the impressive amount of $2.1 billion, accumulated from his involvement in business, politics, and from owning a minor league baseball team.
Bill Haslam Net Worth $2.1 Billion
Bill Haslam spent his childhood with two older siblings; the son of Cynthia and Jim Haslam, who was the founder of Pilot Corporation, a company which owns a travel center chain named Pilot Flying J. Bill attended the Webb School of Knoxville, and during there he became very active in a Christian group called Young Life. After matriculation, he enrolled at Emory University, from which he graduated with a BA degree in History in 1980. There he was a member of the Beta Sigma chapter of the Sigma Chi International Fraternity.
Bill`s career began soon after college graduation, as he joined his father`s company Pilot Flying J, and started to build his career. In the mid-1990s he became the president of the company, and his brother Jimmy was appointed as CEO. However, four years later he left the company, and became CEO of the department chain store Saks Fifth Avenue, and its e-commerce and cataloging division. He stayed in that position until he was appointed as consultant at Saks, but left in 2001, and became a member of the board of Harold’s Stores Inc, a clothing store chain based in Dallas, which increased his net worth by a large margin. To speak further of his accomplishments in business industry, he is also the co-owner of the baseball team Tennessee Smokies which competes in the Southern League.
His political career began in 2002, when he entered the Knoxville Mayoral election, and won with 52% of the votes, defeating Madeline Rogero. Little by little Bill established himself as a successful politician, as he was reelected in 2007, winning 87% of the votes, against challengers Mark Saroff and Isa Infante. He stayed on that position until 2011, so increasing his net worth.
Since 2011 Bill has been the Governor of Tennessee, as he was elected in 2010, defeating Mike McWherter with 65% of the votes. He continued successfully in the next elections, held in 2014, winning over 70% of the votes against Charles Brown, increasing further his overall net worth.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Bill Haslam has been married to Crissy Garrett since 1981, with whom he has three children. He is also recognized for being a Presbyterian and member of Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Bill also became a member of the Young Life Board of Trustees in 2011.
|Net Worth||$2.1 Billion|
|Date Of Birth||1958-08-23|
|Place Of Birth||Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Spouse||Crissy Garrett Haslam|
|Children||Leigh Haslam, Will Haslam, Annie Haslam|
|Siblings||Jimmy Haslam, Jennie McCabe, Carol Pattison, Susan Robie, Ann Haslam|