|Birth Place||Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States|
|Age||79 YEARS OLD|
|Residence||St. Petersburg, Florida, US Arcadia, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|Occupation||Founder and chairman, Ashley Furniture Industries|
|Spouse(s)||Joyce A. Wanek|
|Children||3 including Todd R. Wanek|
In 2012, Wanek, "a prominent Republican donor", gave $1 million towards hosting Tampa's Republican National Convention.
As of September 2015, he had a net worth of US$1.86 billion.