Thomas Friedkin Net Worth is$1.7 Billion
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Nickname: Thomas Friedkin, Tom Friedkin, Thomas Hoyt Friedkin
Profession: Businessperson, Pilot, Actor
Nationality: United States of America
Date of Birth: 1935-08-29
Place of Birth: San Diego
Thomas Friedkin Net Worth: Thomas Friedkin is an American businessman, airplane pilot, actor, and big game hunter who has a net worth of $1.7 billion. Friedkin's billionaire fortune is derived from his Gulf States Toyota, an automobile distributor with the exclusive rights to import Toyotas in the states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma. Active since 1968, the company profits from car parts as well. Aside from Gulf States Toyota, Mr. Friedkin owns two Lexus dealerships in Houston. A former Hollywood actor and stunt pilot, he is credited for making appearances in 10 movies and has a big collection of World War II fighter planes. Thomas Friedkin and his family are appreciated for giving more than $100 million to assist the wildlife conservation efforts in Tanzania. Furthermore, he is an avid supporter of the environmental groups in Texas.
Thomas Hoyt Friedkin is an American billionaire businessman, airplane pilot, actor, and big game hunter who founded Gulf States Toyota Distributors.


Thomas Friedkin is the son of Jean and Kenny Friedkin. His father was a combat pilot and trainer with the British Royal Air Force during World War II. After the war, his father opened Friedkin Aeronautics, a flight school in San Diego, California, before founding Pacific Southwest Airlines in 1949 with a single leased DC-3. In 1958, it carried nearly 300,000 passengers. Friedkin learned to fly while he was a youth and in 1962, started working as a pilot for PSA.
In 1962, Friedkin's father died abruptly of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 47. In 1963, PSA went public and soonafter, his mother also died, making the younger Friedkin the largest shareholder of the airline. Although he had a seat on the Board of Directors, he continued working as a full-time pilot for the carrier. The airline continued operating until 1986 reaching $500 million in revenues, when US Airways purchased the carrier for $400 million. Friedkin received just $3.4 million.
During the 1960s, one of Friedkin's hobbies was racing cars. He was friends with Carroll Shelby who had turned down an offer to become a distributor for Toyota Motors. Shelby introduced Friedkin to Toyota and Friedkin founded Gulf States Toyota Distributors (GST). Friedkin has built GST into a multibillion-dollar franchise that buys Toyota, Scion and Lexus cars wholesale and sells them???as well as parts and service???to about 150 dealerships in his franchise states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. GST's sales account for nearly 13% of Toyota sales in the United States. GST is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Friedkin Companies and ranked 53rd on the Forbes 2008 list of America's Largest Private Companies with revenues estimated at $5.7 billion.
GST's corporate headquarters is in west Houston with a 400,000-square-foot (37,000 m2) campus con

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In addition to starriing and helming, Eastwood will produce the crime movie under his Malpaso banner alongside Imperative's Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas. AceShowbiz - Bradley Cooper may be reuniting with Clint Eastwood in crime drama "The Mule".
Posted: May 18, 2018, 10:59 pm

A safari company suspended for graphic wildlife abuse is back in action, with the Tanzanian government’s support

The fund is lead by Daniel Friedkin, son of Thomas Friedkin, a former race car driver who ignored the conventional wisdom of the 1970s and struck an exclusive deal to import Toyotas across the American south. His foresight made him a billionaire ...
Posted: June 30, 2016, 9:05 am

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Imperative partners Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will be producing. Friedkin is a Houston-based entrepreneur who made his fortune through automotive and other ventures. He funds Imperative, which was founded in 2014 and is run by Friedkin, Thomas ...
Posted: March 15, 2016, 8:27 pm
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