When you make big money, you make big money, when your name's Menard.

Sorry, couldn't help it. That was the first thing I thought of when I heard that this guy was the richest person in Wisconsin.

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John Menard Jr. sounds like a self-made billionaire and the owner/founder of Menard's.

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Forbes has Menard Jr. listed as Wisconsin's richest person with a net worth of $14.2 billion.

Forbes:

Menard’s 300 home-improvement stores generate an estimated $10.7 billion in revenue. He started his first construction business in 1958—a full two decades before the first Home Depot opened.

Here are a few things you should know about Wisconsin's richest man.

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That's about it though regarding Menard Jr. There was a messy lawsuit in the early 2010s you can read about here.

Other than that, I found it interesting Menard Jr. was described as a "loner." You don't become a billionaire simply by doing it on your own, but Menard might be the exception.

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Donald Davidson, an Indianapolis Motor Speedway track historian described Menard Jr. to Mary Van De Kamp Nohl with Milwaukeemag.com:

He’s a loner. He’s normally by himself and just moves in and out of the shadows.

At some point, Menard's life will be made into a movie. It just sounds like there's a lot more going on than we know. When that happens, I'll be getting my popcorn ready.

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