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

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 … Click here to read more

Gave millions to help students and animals: Marti Huizenga, wife of Wayne Huizenga, dies at 74

From The MIami Herald: “In 1999, the Huizengas donated $1 million to United Way organizations in Martin and St. Lucie counties, where the Fort Lauderdale couple had a private golf course. Born Martha Jean Pike in San Antonio, Florida, on Nov. 26, 1942, Marti Huizenga was working as a secretary at one of Wayne Huizenga’s companies when she became his second wife in 1972 … Click here to read more

New ‘Forbes 400 Richest Americans List’ includes Treasure Coast residents

The recently released annual list of the richest 400 Americans includes some Treasure Coast names. Martin County’s Michael Heisley, 74, (Jupiter Island), is the majority owner of The Memphis Grizzlies, and founder of several Chicago-based enterprises. He is ranked at #293, with a worth of $1.5 billion. … Click here to read more