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William Wrigley, Jr.'s net worth: William Wrigley, Jr.'s net worth is $2.2 billion dollars which makes him one of the richest people in Illinois. William Wrigley, Jr. is the great-grandson of the first William Wrigley, Jr. The first William Wrigley, Jr. launched the Wrigley Company in 1891. His original intention was to sell soap and baking soda, and he gave away chewing gum as a way to induce people to buy his soap. However, the gum became more popular, and he began to develop various flavors. The Wrigley Company went on to become one of the most successful candy companies in the world. William Wrigley, Jr. II began working for the family company in 1985. He worked his way up the ladder, eventually serving as CEO until 2006. After selling the company to the Mars Corporation in 2008 for $23 billion, he stayed on as Chairman until 2011. He then left the company to focus on philanthropic work.
William Wrigley Jr. (September 30, 1861-January 26, 1932) was a U.S. chewing gum industrialist. He was founder and eponym of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in 1891. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Wrigley played an instrumental role in the history of Catalina Island, off the shore of Los Angeles, California. He bought controlling interest in the Santa Catalina Island Company in 1919 and with the company he received the island for free. Wrigley improved the island with public utilities, new steamships, a hotel, the Casino building, and extensive plantings of trees, shrubs and flowers. He also sought to create an enterprise which would help employ local residents. By using clay and minerals found on the island in 1927 William Wrigley Jr. created the Pebbly Beach quarry and tile plant, at a beach located near Avalon. Along with creating a job market for Avalon residents, the plant also provided materials for Wrigley's numerous building projects on the island. After the building of Avalon's Casino (see Avalon Theater (Catalina)) in 1929, the Catalina Clay Products Tile and Pottery Plant began churning out handmade glazed tiles, dinnerware and other practical household items such as bookends. Nowadays, Catalina art pottery are highly popular antique collectibles.
However, William Wrigley Jr.'s greatest legacy was his plan for the future of Catalina Island -- that it remain protected for all generations to enjoy. His son, P.K. Wrigley, eventually established the Catalina Island Conservancy for this in 1972 and transferred all family ownership to it. Wrigley is honored with the Wrigley Memorial in the Wrigley Botanical Gardens on the island.
In 1916, Wrigley bought a minority stake in the Chicago Cubs baseball team as part of a group headed by Charles Weeghman, former owner of the Federal League's Chicago Whales. Over the next four years, as Weeghman's lunch-counter business soured, he was forced to sell more and more of his stock to Wrigley in order to ra

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Finally: Wrigley Field has first World Series game since 1945

before being renamed Wrigley Field -- after chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr. -- in 1926. The famous bleachers and scoreboard were constructed in 1937. That same year, the ivy vines were planted by Bill Veeck, and the tradition began of hanging up a ...
Posted: October 28, 2016, 5:26 am

12 Reasons Why Wrigley Field, The Cubs and Cubs Fans Are Awesome

Built in 1914 as Weeghman Park and renamed in 1927 for former Cubs owner William Wrigley Jr. (the chewing gum magnate), the National League’s oldest ballpark retains its traditional character with a hand-operated scoreboard, adjacent rooftop seats ...
Posted: October 25, 2016, 3:20 pm

Wrigley Field ready to host first World Series game in 71 years

before being renamed Wrigley Field — after chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr. — in 1926. The famous bleachers and scoreboard were constructed in 1937. That same year, the ivy vines were planted by Bill Veeck, and the tradition began of hanging up ...
Posted: October 27, 2016, 11:31 pm
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