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Arthur Blank

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The Resume

Why he might be annoying:

    He has been married three times, divorced three times.
    The company he founded is blamed for driving mom-and-pop hardware stores out of business.
    He has been frustrated in attempts to buy the Atlanta Braves.
    When he decided the Falcons needed a new stadium, city taxpayers got stuck with the $750 million tab.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He graduated from college in three years instead of the usual four.
    He paid his way through college by offering landscaping and laundry pick-up services.
    After buying the Falcons (2005), he lowered prices for a third of the seats in the Georgia Dome, resulting in the team's first sold-out season in over two decades.
    He signed the Giving Pledge to donate at least half of his wealth to charitable causes (2012).

Credit: C. Fishel


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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying