Bill Comrie

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Bill Comrie
Born (1950-06-29) June 29, 1950 (age 68)
NationalityCanadian
Known forFounding The Brick

William H. Comrie (born June 29, 1950[1]) is a Canadian businessman. He is the founder of The Brick, one of Canada's largest volume retailers of furniture, mattresses, appliances and home electronics. In 2009, Comrie's estimated personal net worth was $415 million. [2] Comrie is head of the Brick Group Income Fund.

Comrie was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up in Edmonton, Alberta.[3]

He played with the Moose Jaw Canucks, a Chicago Blackhawks farm team and later Edmonton Oil Kings, but retired from hockey in 1968 to enter into the family furniture business following the death of his father Herb.[3]

In the spring of 2015 Comrie became a minority owner (and limited partner) of the Chicago Cubs baseball team.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Comrie is the father of the professional ice hockey players Mike, Paul and Eric Comrie.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.canadianbusiness.com/business-strategy/live-learn-bill-comrie/
  2. ^ Richest Canadians get richer - CBC News
  3. ^ a b Canadian Home Furnishings Alliance
  4. ^ Ecker, Danny (March 3, 2015). "Two more Cubs minority investors revealed". Crain's Chicago Business. chicagobusiness.com. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  5. ^ CANOE - SLAM! Sports - Columnists - Jones: Follow my leader

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