18 Facts About Arthur Blank


Arthur M Blank was born on September 27,1942 and is an American businessman.


Arthur Blank is best known for being a co-founder of the home improvement retailer The Home Depot.


Arthur Blank currently owns two professional sports teams based in Atlanta, Georgia - the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League and Atlanta United of Major League Soccer, the latter of which having won the 2018 MLS Cup, thus giving him an MLS Cup Championship to his credit.


Arthur Blank was born to a Jewish family in Flushing, New York.


Arthur Blank was born to Max Blank, a pharmacist, and Molly Blank.


When Daylin decided to sell off that division, Arthur Blank moved to another division, Handy Dan Home Improvement Centers.


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


Arthur Blank spent 19 years as the company's president before succeeding Marcus as CEO.


Today, Arthur Blank is the Chairman of AMB Group LLC, parent company of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United.


Arthur Blank is chairman of The Arthur Blank Family Foundation, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Emory University.


In March 2020, Arthur Blank's foundation announced it would donate nearly $5.4 million to aid the coronavirus pandemic response in Georgia and Montana.


In February 2002, Blank purchased the Atlanta Falcons franchise in the National Football League from owner Taylor Smith, the son of team founder Rankin M Smith Sr.


Some months later, Arthur Blank re-entered serious talks with Time Warner and a report indicated that a sale was imminent.


Arthur Blank has founded an expansion Major League Soccer franchise named Atlanta United FC that began play in 2017.


Arthur Blank has been married three times and divorced twice, with a third divorce pending.


Arthur Blank owns Mountain Sky Guest Ranch and West Creek Ranch outside Yellowstone National Park in Paradise Valley, Montana.


On February 9,2016, Arthur Blank disclosed that he had treatable prostate cancer.


On March 17,2016, Arthur Blank announced that he is cancer-free following treatment.