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Ty Warner

AKA H. Tyrone Warner

Born: 3-Sep-1944
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Ty, Inc.

Introduced Beanie Babies in 1993, which for several years proved extremely popular, topping out at $700M/year in sales. With wealth from this success he diversified into real estate, acquiring the New York Four Seasons, the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Monica, San Ysidro Ranch, and the Sandpiper Golf Course. Warner does not give many interviews and is quite reclusive, which adds additional intrigue to his persona. Forbes in 2011 estimated his net worth at $2.4B. Among his numerous charitable projects can be counted the Ty Warner Sea Center at Santa Monica Pier.

Father: Harold Warner (d. 1983 heart attack)
Mother: Georgia
Sister: Joyce ("Joy")
Girlfriend: Faith McGowan

    High School: Lyons Township High School, Chicago, IL (transferred)
    High School: St. John's Military Academy, Delafield, WI
    University: Kalamazoo College (one year)

    Ty Inc. Founder and CEO (1983-)
    Dakin Salesman (1962-80)
    Tax Evasion Pled guilty (2013)
    Member of the Board of Ty Inc. (as Chairman)

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