Who is David Wilson?
David Wilson is CEO of the Wilson Automotive Group. It is one of the 10 largest car dealership chains in the USA. Wilson purchased the Toyota dealership Toyota of Orange in 1985.
Wilson is the owner of the Benetti yacht Calex.
Wilson Automotive Toyota Dealership
This dealership grew into a chain of seventeen car dealerships. With 2,000 employees and annual sales of around US$ 2 billion.
According to a quote on the Wilson website. “Wilson Automotive dealership has sold a new Toyota, Scion or Lexus every half hour for the past 30 years”. (He sells more than 60,000 cars per year).
The company now owns a group of 8 Toyota dealerships, 2 Lexus dealerships and 3 Honda dealerships. 2 Ford dealerships, an Acura, and a Mazda dealership.
In 2015 the group became the first dealer in history to sell 500,000 Toyota/Scion/Lexus vehicles. He donated the 500,000th car to Orangewood Children’s Foundation. Less than two years later Wilson Automotive sold their MILLIONTH automobile.
Wilson is an active philanthropist. Donations include a $3 million gift to Chapman University. Thus creating the Holly and David Wilson Field. And In 1999 David contributed $1,000,000 to the University of Northern Iowa. To endow a Chair in Business Ethics.
And the Automotive Group is a supporter of hundreds of local schools, charities, and non-profit organizations.
David Wilson Net Worth
Wilson has a net worth of $1 billion. (Given the size of his company, it may be even more than that). The Wilson family is active in horse breeding and horse racing.
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