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Gerry Harvey Biography : Harvey Norman Holdings Limited Chairman
Famous for : Being the frontman of the successful retailing chain of home furniture stores "Harvey Norman" in Australia.
Harvey details : Born - Date? Australia / Lives - Australia


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Gerry Harvey is a familiar face in his home country of Australia. He is seen as a regular Australian guy that is approachable and always willing to have a chat. But what sets him apart from most Australians is that he is a billionaire and founder of one of the largest furniture and home entertainment retailing stores in the country.

The "Harvey Norman" retail store had its beginnings back in 1961 when Gerry Harvey and Ian Norman teamed up to start selling electrical goods. Business was good and the stores grew in number under the "Norman Ross" name until the infamous Australian businessman Alan Bond bought them out and fired both the founders in the early eighties.

Harvey and Norman soon started again, by opening the first "Harvey Norman" branded store in 1982. The pair gave customers what they wanted and the number of stores quickly grew. Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd. became a publicly traded company in 1987 when it was listed on the Australian stock exchange.

Gerry Harvey remains the Chairman of Harvey Norman Holdings and continues to grow the business. Among the many products sold at Harvey Norman stores are electrical products, computers, gaming, bedding, and furniture. There are stores throughout Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Slovenia, Singapore and Malaysia.

The Australian billionaire is regularly featured on the BRW rich list in Australia. Harvey has an eclectic mix of business interests that include the "Byron at Byron" tourist resort and spa in Byron Bay and a stable of thoroughbred racehorses that number in the hundreds. He also owns a 50% share of the "Magic Millions" horse auction house that sells many of the most expensive yearling racehorses sold in Australia.

Gerry Harvey is married to the Managing Director of Harvey Norman, Kaite Page.


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Businesses are made by people. We've proven time and time again that you can have wonderful shop, and put a bloke in there who's no good, and he'll stuff it up. Put a good bloke in, and it just turns around like that.
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Basically we get confused a bit about what retail is. It is really just buying things, putting them on a floor and selling them.
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