Bernard Marcus
Bernard Marcus

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Name: Bernard Marcus
Occupation: Retail
Gender: Male
Birth Day: May 12, 1929
Age: 91
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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Bernard Marcus

Bernard Marcus was born on May 12, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States (91 years old). Bernard Marcus is a Retail, zodiac sign: Gemini. Find out Bernard Marcusnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$6.2 Billion

Salary 2020

Not known

With the net worth of $6.2 Billion, Bernard Marcus is the # 235 richest person on earth all the time follow our database.

Biography Timeline


Bernard Marcus was born to Russian Jewish immigrant parents in Newark, New Jersey. He grew up in a tenement and graduated from South Side High School in 1947. Marcus wanted to become a doctor but could not afford the tuition, so he worked for his father as a cabinet maker. He studied at Rutgers University for a pharmacy degree. While there he joined the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.


Marcus worked at a drugstore as a pharmacist but became more interested in the retailing side of the business. He worked at a cosmetics company and various other retail jobs, eventually reaching a position as CEO of Handy Dan Improvement Centers, a Los Angeles-based chain of home improvement stores. In 1978 both he and future Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank were fired during a corporate power struggle at Handy Dan. In 1979 they co-founded the home-improvement retailer The Home Depot, with the help of merchandising expert Pat Farrah and New York investment banker Ken Langone who assembled a group of investors.


Marcus co-founded the Israel Democracy Institute in 1991, contributing $5 million for the construction of the institute's building in Jerusalem's Talbiya neighborhood and investing hundreds of millions of shekels in its ongoing operation over the years. He heavily contributed to the launch of the Georgia Aquarium, which opened in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, in 2005. Based mostly on the US$250M million donation for the Aquarium, Marcus and his wife, Billi, were listed among the top charitable donors in the country by The Chronicle of Philanthropy in 2005. Marcus also funded and founded The Marcus Institute, a center for the provision of services for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. In May 2005, Marcus was awarded the Others Award by the Salvation Army, its highest honor. Marcus donated $25 million to Autism Speaks to spearhead its efforts to raise money for research on the causes and cure for autism. He is an active member of the board of directors. Bernie and Billi Marcus are signatories of The Giving Pledge, a commitment to give away the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes.


The store revolutionized the home improvement business with its warehouse concept. Blank, Marcus, and Langone became billionaires. Marcus served as the company's first CEO for 19 years and also served as chairman of the board until his retirement in 2002. Marcus was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 2006.


Marcus is chairman of the Marcus Foundation, whose focuses include children, medical research, free enterprise, military veterans, Israeli causes and the community. Marcus is on the Board of Directors and an active volunteer for the Shepherd Center. His main focus is in providing care for war veterans with traumatic brain injuries. He was named a Georgia Trustee in 2009. The award is given by the Georgia Historical Society, in conjunction with the Governor of Georgia, to individuals whose accomplishments and community service reflect the ideals of the founding body of Trustees, which governed the Georgia colony from 1732 to 1752. In 2012, Marcus was awarded the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership.


In January 2014, Marcus founded the Job Creators Network, a conservative advocacy group, with $500,000 in seed funding.


In 2015, Marcus donated $1.5 million to Super PACs supporting Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. On June 1, 2016, Marcus publicly announced his support for Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. When Marcus announced in 2019 that he would financially support the Donald Trump 2020 presidential campaign, it triggered calls for a boycott of Home Depot even though Marcus was by then no longer with the company.


In 2016, Marcus and his wife Billi donated $25 million (U.S.) to the construction of the $133 million MDA Marcus National Blood Services Centre in Israel.

Also in 2016, Marcus was one of Trump's largest donors, giving $7 million to his campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Michael Morris Children N/A N/A N/A
#2 Susanne Marcus Collins Children N/A N/A N/A
#3 Frederick Marcus Children N/A N/A N/A
#4 Billi Marcus Spouse N/A N/A N/A

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Currently, Bernard Marcus is 92 years, 8 months and 13 days old. Bernard Marcus will celebrate 93rd birthday on a Thursday 12th of May 2022. Below we countdown to Bernard Marcus upcoming birthday.


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