William Dillard II Net Worth is52.2 $Million
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Birth Date: 09/02/1914
Birth Place: Mineral Springs, Arkansas
Death Date: 02/08/2002
Death Place: Little Rock, Arkansas
Nationality: US
Alma Mater: University of Arkansas, Columbia University
Occupation: President, Chairman & CEO at , Dillard's (1938-1998)
Successor: William T. Dillard II
Religion: Episcopalian
Spouse: Alexa Latimer
Children: William T. Dillard II, Denise Mahaffy
William Thomas Dillard (1914a??2002) was an American businessman. He was the founder of the Dillard's Department Stores chain.
William T. Dillard was born on September 2, 1914 in Mineral Springs, Howard County, Arkansas. His parents Thomas and Hattie were farmers and merchants. Dillard found employment with Sears & Roebuck Company where he gained experience in retail business. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Business Administration and earned a Master's Degree from Columbia University. He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
He returned to Arkansas and opened his first retail store in 1938 in the town of Nashville, Arkansas after he borrowed US$8,000 from his father. In 1948, he sold his Nashville store and opened stores in Texas, followed by more stores across the Southern United States. In 1964, he opened his first store in a mall in Austin, Texas, and foreshadowed the boom of malls. In 1965, he opened more stores in malls in Little Rock, Arkansas and Tulsa, Oklahoma. He used computerized checkouts to track inventory. By the turn of the century, Dillard's Department Stores was the third largest department store chain in the United States. He retired in 1998. His eldest son, William Dillard II, took over as CEO and his second son, Alex Dillard, as President. His daughter, Drue Corbusier and Denise Mahaffy, and a third son, Mike Dillard, serve as Vice Presidents.
He married Alexa Latimer on June 9, 1940, and they had five children. He was an Episcopalian, and a Republican. He died at his home in Little Rock on February 8, 2002, at the age of 87.

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Four of the five highest-paid executives at Dillard's are siblings -- William Dillard II, Alex Dillard, Mike Dillard and Drue Matheny. Their sister, Denise Mahaffy, is a Dillard's vice president and made about $770,000 last year. William Dillard III is ...
Posted: December 5, 2017, 3:59 am

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Marcato Capital Management, the activist hedge fund headed by Mick ... The company completed its remaining $224.5 million shares repurchase authorization during the quarter. CEO William Dillard II expressed confidence that the company is well-positioned ...
Posted: November 20, 2014, 8:11 am

Dillard’s, Inc. : Hosts Annual Meeting of Shareholders

... “Company” or “Dillard’s”) conducted its annual meeting of shareholders today in Little Rock, Arkansas with Dillard’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, William Dillard, II, presiding. Mr. Dillard welcomed guests and ...
Posted: May 20, 2017, 12:01 pm
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