Former Palm City resident Wayne Huizenga, Florida billionaire and sports franchise owner, dies at 80

Wayne Huizenga (Source: The Washinton Post)

From The Washington Post: Wayne Huizenga, a Florida billionaire who launched his business empire by driving a garbage truck and went on to build three Fortune 500 companies — Waste Management, Blockbuster Entertainment and AutoNation — and whose tightfisted ownership of three professional sports franchises sometimes angered their fans, died March 22 at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 80.

The death was announced by his family and businesses. He reportedly had cancer.

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