Bass Pro owner named as one of the richest Americans
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Bass Pro Shops founder and owner Johnny Morris has been named as one of the 400 richest Americans.
The entrepreneur came in at number 207 on the Forbes List with a net worth of $3.8 billion. Morris, 71, founded Bass Pro Shops in 1972 and has built it up to be one of the world’s largest outdoor retailers.
He is also the owner of the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, which opened in 2017 at a cost of $290m, and the White River Marine Group, maker of leading boat brands that includes Tracker, Nitro and Tahoe.
In 2017 Bass Pro Shops paid nearly $5 billion to acquire Cabela’s, its biggest rival.