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Barney Visser was born in 1949 in Denver, Colorado, USA; the exact date of birth is unknown to the media. He is an entrepreneur and businessman, who is probably best recognized for being not only the part-owner of Furniture Row, but also the owner of a winning race team called Furniture Row Racing, which competes in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series. He is also known as an author and producer. His career has been active since the mid- 1970s.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Barney Visser is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Barney counts the total size of his net worth at the impressive amount of $200 million, accumulated through his successful involvement not only in the business industry, but also in the sports industry. Other sources are his career as an author, and his career as a producer.
Barney Visser Net Worth $200 Million
Barney Visser spent his childhood in his hometown, where he attended Denver Christian High School for three years, after which he transferred to Thomas Jefferson High School. Upon matriculation, he decided to volunteer for the Vietnam War, where he served as a paratrooper in the 173rd Airborne Brigade. When he returned home, Barney became a student at the University of Northern Colorado, and there he excelled in playing football, as he was a part of Division II; however, he quit education when he lost his GI scholarship – veteran’s assistance.
Right after that, he turned his interests to the business industry, and with the beginning of the 1970s, Barney started to manufacture big poof pillows, establishing his own furniture store company under the name Furniture Row. As his business grew, he opened eight stores named “Pillow Kingdom” in 1977. In no time, he expanded his production with manufacturing waterbed pillows, which he sold in the store “Big Sur Waterbeds”. This marked the beginning of an increase of his net worth, as Barney’s company achieved enormous financial success. During the 1980s, his company had 85 stores in total, and currently his company has over 330 stores in more than 30 states, which have added a considerable amount to his net worth.
Apart from his business interests, Barney is known for being involved in the sports industry, when he began participating as a racer at Colorado National Speedway. There he met Jerry Robertson, and they together founded a NASCAR Busch Series (at the present known as Nationwide Series) team in 2005, called Furniture Row Racing, which competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. They are based in Denver, and represented by drivers Erik Jones and Martin Truex, Jr, which has also had an influence on his net worth.
To speak further about his career, Barney is also an author, who published a book about his experiences in the Vietnam War, entitled “Vietnam: Fresh, Positive Insights For All Who Suffered Loss In The Vietnam War” in 2000. Beside that, he also worked on the 2000 film “Bored Silly” and the 2003 film “Uncle Nino” as the executive producer, increasing his net worth too.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Barney Visser is married to Carolyn, with whom he has seven children. Other information about his private life is unknown in the media.