Dennis Washington

About Dennis Washington

Birth Day: July 27, 1934
Birth Place: Missoula, Montana, United States
Birth Sign: Leo
Residence: Missoula, Montana, US
Occupation: Owner, Washington Group Intl. and Seaspan Marine Corporation
Spouse(s): Phyllis Washington
Children: Kyle Washington and Kevin Washington

Dennis Washington Net Worth

Dennis Washington was bornon July 27, 1934 in Missoula, Montana, United States. Dennis Washington parlayed an early love of machinery into a diversified business group called Washington Companies. Washington struck a $1.2 billion deal to buy Dominion Diamond in July 2017. He already owns a copper mine and regional railroads. After working for his uncle's construction business, he struck out on his own with a $30,000 loan to start Washington Construction. Montana's richest person also has an investment in Seaspan, cofounded by son Kyle, which has roughly 90 container ships. Washington once spent an estimated quarter of a billion dollars fixing up his yacht Attessa IV.
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💰 Net worth: $5.9 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2009 $4.2 Billion
2010 $4.5 Billion
2011 $5 Billion
2012 $5.2 Billion
2013 $5.8 Billion
2014 $6 Billion
2015 $6.1 Billion
2016 $5.9 Billion
2017 $6 Billion
2018 $5.79 Billion

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Famous Quotes:

People always ask me for my secret. There isn't one. You've just got to keep a level head and stay away from greed. I just think in my life I relied on my instincts and had good intuition, and things just kind of fell into place.

Biography/Timeline

1964

Following graduation from high school, he worked in construction in Alaska and Montana. He began his Business career at age 30 in 1964, with a $30,000 loan and a single bulldozer. He created Washington Construction, which worked primarily on highway contracts and by 1969 was the largest contractor in Montana.

1970

In the 1970s he moved into mining and dam construction. In 1986 he acquired a copper and molybdenum mine at Butte, Montana. He successfully reopened the mine and it became a very profitable operation. This success helped him diversify into railroads, marine services, coastal shipping, aviation and real estate. In 1996 Washington Construction acquired global construction and engineering company Morrison-Knudsen Corporation of Boise, Idaho, creating Washington Group International.

2013

Washington also owns a large private estate on Stuart Island, British Columbia, including a luxury fishing lodge and golf course. The Washington–Grizzly Stadium for football at the University of Montana is named for him.