President, Huizenga Holdings, Inc., United States
2005 award winner
EY World Entrepreneur Of The YearTM 2005
EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM 2004 United States
Wayne Huizenga is the only person in corporate history to be responsible for six companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange and to have founded three Fortune 500 companies. He demonstrates that where innovation and leadership converge, it can be the spark for achievement in the global marketplace.
Throughout his professional life, Wayne has lived his motto: “Surround yourself with great people, listen to them, make the best decisions you can and work hard.” Wayne created the waste management leaders, Waste Management, Inc. and Republic Industries, as well as Blockbuster Entertainment, the global leader in video entertainment, and AutoNation, the US’s first and world’s largest public automotive dealership. He is currently the owner of the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League.
*Information correct as of June 2005.