Johnny Morris (businessman)
Morris in 2013
|Born||1948 (age 71–72)|
|Occupation||Founder, majority owner, and CEO, Bass Pro Shops|
|Net worth||US$4.0 billion (January 2020)|
Morris founded Bass Pro Shops in 1972 when he began selling fishing equipment in the back of one of his father's Brown Derby liquor stores in Springfield. According to Forbes, Morris has a net worth of $6.8 billion. Morris is also the founder of the White River Marine Group.
Morris opened the Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, in 2017. The museum helps bring visitors to Bass Pro's store there, with which it shares a location. In September 2017, Bass Pro acquired Cabela’s, another retailer of outdoor merchandise, for $4 billion.
- "Forbes profile: John Morris". Forbes. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
- "All Bass Pro Shops Locations - Sporting Goods & Outdoor Stores". stores.basspro.com. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
- "IGFA - Johnny Morris". www.igfa.org. Archived from the original on 15 December 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
- Moise, Imani (2016-10-03). "Meet the Billionaire Behind the New Bass Pro/Cabela's Empire". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
- "Bass Pro Billionaire Building Megastores With Boats, Guns". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
- The Commercial Appeal, Bass Pro’s heir apparent saw potential in Pyramid, Memphis, July 09, 2016
- USA TODAY, The best new attraction of 2017 is a celebration of conservationism, JANUARY 26, 2018
- Hallie Detrick (September 26, 2017). "Bass Pro Just Completed a $4 Billion Deal to Buy Cabela's". fortune.com.
- National Audubon Society (2018-10-12). "The National Audubon Society to Honor Johnny Morris". www.audubon.org.
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