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Born William H. Comrie on the 29th June 1950 in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, Bill is a businessman best known to the world as one of the founders of the furniture, mattresses and home electronics retailer The Brick. His career started in the early ‘70s.
Have you ever wondered how rich Bill Comrie is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Comrie’s net worth is as high as $500 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a businessman.
Bill Comrie Net Worth $500 Million
Although born in Winnipeg, Bill grew up in Edmonton, Alberta with his brothers, John and Fred. His father worked as a salesman, and just before his death started a small furniture business. After the death of his father, Bill continued to operate the furniture business, and with the help of his brother and acquaintances later, who helped him sell his creations. Little by little his business grew and during the first decade of its existence, it expanded to Fort McMurray, Alberta, while Bill also managed to buy out a competitor firm located in Calgary. Since then, The Brick has opened retail locations across Canada, having stores in British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and Ontario provinces, among others. Over the years The Brick has become one of Canada’s largest furniture retailers, which has only increased Bill’s net worth.
In 2004 Billi and his company took a step forward, acquiring United Furniture Warehouse, a furniture retailer that had around 80 stores throughout Canada at the moment of the sale. However, back in 2012, Bill announced that he would sell the firm for $700 million to the competitive furniture store chain Leon’s. This also increased Bill’s net worth.
Furthermore, Bill is the head of Brick Group Income Fund, through which he operates distribution centers in Calgary, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, and Edmonton.
Before Billi had taken over his family business, he aspired to become a hockey player; he played for Moose Jaw Canucks, which is a forming team for the Chicago Blackhawks, and he also played for Edmonton Oil Kings, but was forced to retire due to his father death and transfer of career to retail.
However, his involvement in sport didn’t come to a complete halt forever, and in he acquired a minority interest in the Chicago Cubs baseball team, which isn’t a bad business move either, as US sports teams are known to be profitable..
Regarding his personal life, Billi has been married to Roanne Huisman since 1994; the couple has two children, Eric and Ty, both hockey players. Previously, he was married to Theresa from 1971 until 1990, when she died from cancer. The two had three children, sons Mike and Paul, who also played hockey and daughter Cathy.