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Arthur Blank

Co-Founder of The Home Depot; Owner of the Atlanta Falcons

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 Arthur Blank Biography

Arthur Blank is an American businessman and a co-founder of The Home Depot. Today he is known for his philanthropy and his ownership of the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL.

Arthur Blank was born to a Jewish family in Flushing, New York. Blank graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York City and went on to attend Babson College, where he graduated in three years in 1963 with a B.S. degree in business administration and accounting. He also received an honorary degree from Furman University, where the Falcons held training camp until 2005.

After graduating from Babson College, Blank was hired by Arthur Young and Company, where he was a senior accountant. He later joined the Daylin Corporation, where he rose to become president of Elliott's Drug Stores/Stripe Discount Stores, a division of Daylin. When Daylin decided to sell off that division, Blank moved to another division, Handy Dan Home Improvement Centers.

Bernard Marcus was CEO of Handy Dan and Blank was vice president of finance when both were fired in 1978 as part of an internal power struggle.

In 1978, Blank co-founded Home Depot with Marcus. New York investment banker Ken Langone assembled the initial group of investors. The store revolutionized the home improvement business with its warehouse concept and Blank and Marcus became billionaires as a result. Blank spent 19 years as the company's president before succeeding Marcus as CEO. Blank retired from the company in 2001 as co-chairman.

In February 2002, Blank purchased the Atlanta Falcons franchise. In September 2004, he bought the Arena Football League franchise, the Georgia Force. Blank has expressed serious interest in purchasing other Atlanta franchises.

Blank is currently the chairman, president and CEO of AMB Group, LLC, and chairman of The Arthur Blank Family Foundation.

Blank is a signatory of The Giving Pledge committing himself to give away at least 50 percent of his wealth to charitable causes.

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Built from Scratch: How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew The Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion

Built from Scratch: How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew The Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Arthur Blank for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Arthur Blank for your next private or corporate function.
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Arthur Blank

Co-Founder of The Home Depot; Owner of the Atlanta Falcons

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Arthur Blank Biography

Arthur Blank is an American businessman and a co-founder of The Home Depot. Today he is known for his philanthropy and his ownership of the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL.

Arthur Blank was born to a Jewish family in Flushing, New York. Blank graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York City and went on to attend Babson College, where he graduated in three years in 1963 with a B.S. degree in business administration and accounting. He also received an honorary degree from Furman University, where the Falcons held training camp until 2005.

After graduating from Babson College, Blank was hired by Arthur Young and Company, where he was a senior accountant. He later joined the Daylin Corporation, where he rose to become president of Elliott's Drug Stores/Stripe Discount Stores, a division of Daylin. When Daylin decided to sell off that division, Blank moved to another division, Handy Dan Home Improvement Centers.

Bernard Marcus was CEO of Handy Dan and Blank was vice president of finance when both were fired in 1978 as part of an internal power struggle.

In 1978, Blank co-founded Home Depot with Marcus. New York investment banker Ken Langone assembled the initial group of investors. The store revolutionized the home improvement business with its warehouse concept and Blank and Marcus became billionaires as a result. Blank spent 19 years as the company's president before succeeding Marcus as CEO. Blank retired from the company in 2001 as co-chairman.

In February 2002, Blank purchased the Atlanta Falcons franchise. In September 2004, he bought the Arena Football League franchise, the Georgia Force. Blank has expressed serious interest in purchasing other Atlanta franchises.

Blank is currently the chairman, president and CEO of AMB Group, LLC, and chairman of The Arthur Blank Family Foundation.

Blank is a signatory of The Giving Pledge committing himself to give away at least 50 percent of his wealth to charitable causes.

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  • How to book Arthur Blank?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Arthur Blank for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Arthur Blank, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Arthur Blank or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Arthur Blank?

    Booking fees for Arthur Blank, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Arthur Blank, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Arthur Blank?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Arthur Blank for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Arthur Blank for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Arthur Blank or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Arthur Blank or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Arthur Blank is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Arthur Blank for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Arthur Blank generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bernard "Bernie" Marcus, Eli Broad, Donna Orender, Dhanin Chearavanont and Shahid Khan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Arthur Blank for an upcoming event.

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