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H. Wayne Huizenga, Billionaire Entrepreneur and South Florida Sports Icon, Dies At 80

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Wayne Huizenga, shown with his wife Marti.

H. Wayne Huizenga’s father once offered his boy the kind of sage advice many parents give their children:

“You can’t make money working for somebody else.”

Huizenga, unlike many, listened. And learned.

As a result, Huizenga, who died at age 80 in Fort Lauderdale, became the only entrepreneur ever to launch three Fortune 500 companies: Waste Management, Blockbuster Entertainment and AutoNation. His daughter Pamela Huizenga Alexander confirmed his death to the Sun Sentinel on Friday. Huizenga had been battling cancer.

Read more from our news partners at the Miami Herald