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Gary Tharaldson Bio, Age, Wife, Son, House, Tharalson Companies, Net Worth

Gary Tharaldson Biography

A native of Dazey, North Dakota, Gary Tharaldson is an American entrepreneur and founder of the Tharaldson Companies.

Tharaldson graduated from Valley City State University with degrees in Business Administration and Physical Education.

Gary Tharaldson Age

Tharaldson was born in 1945 in Dazey, North Dakota, United States. He is 74 years old as of 2019.

Gary Tharaldson Wife

Tharaldson was married to Linda Tharaldson from 1966 until 1984 when they eventually divorced. He has managed to keep his personal life away fro the limelight and as such, it is not yet known whether he remarried or not.

Gary Tharaldson Son

Tharaldson has a son named Gary II Tharaldson. His son has lives a very private life away from the limelight. As of now, there is no information available on his son. We will provide this information as soon as it is available.

Gary Tharaldson Photo
Gary Tharaldson Photo

Gary Tharaldson Tharaldson Companies

After graduating, Tharaldson did graduate work at North Dakota State University in Fargo and taught school in Leonard, North Dakota for two years.

In 1982, he purchased his first Super 8 motel in Valley City, N.D. From there, Tharaldson built his fortune by acquiring and building hotels across the country, eventually accumulating a portfolio of about 350 properties.

In 2006, he sold 130 hotels to Goldman Sachs for about $1.2 billion. He reinvested the money into land and commercial and residential developments.

Tharaldson is listed among the 1998 Forbes 400 Richest Americans. His organization has grown to be one of America’s largest developers of new hotels since its establishment. The assets are being managed by Diversified Asset Management based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In an Interview with KVRR Tv, Tharaldson shared his secrets on being successful in business. He said that before it all started he developed a good work ethic while he was employed at a farm during his high school years where he earned $50 a month, including room and board.

Tharaldson then got into the insurance business, which he believes “really changed my life.”

He also talked about how a positive attitude helped impact his business moves;  “I developed a real positive attitude about things and trying to be the best you can be. I’ve always shared the wealth with my employees. That’s probably the best thing I ever did and it made my company much greater.”

Gary Tharaldson Hall of Fame

In 2003, he was s inducted into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame.

Gary Tharaldson Net Worth

Tharaldson has an estimated net worth of $1 billion.


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