Rocky Wirtz is the owner and chairman of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. He’s also the president of the Wirtz Corporation, a diversified corporation based in Chicago, which is the Blackhawks’ parent company.
|Full Name||William Rockwell Wirtz|
|Birth Date||5 October 1962|
|Birth Place||Chicago, United States|
|Profession||Athlete / Sportsman|
|Hair Color||Salt and Pepper|
|Life & Career|
William Rockwell Wirtz born on 5 October 1952, in Chicago, United States. He also controls the Wirtz Corporation, which has businesses in a variety of areas, including real estate, banking, and finance.
Rocky has a sibling named Peter and is the son of William Bill Wirtz. Rocky attended North Shore Country Day School, where he graduated in year 1971, and then went on to Northwestern University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications in year 1975.
Rocky went into business soon after graduating, obtaining control of Judge & Dolph, which is now part of the Wirtz Corporation. Rocky remained in that role until his father died in year 2007 following a brief battle with illness, at which point he became the owner of the Chicago Blackhawks as well as the chairman of the Wirtz Corporation.
Rocky began putting his administrative expertise on the Blackhawks after becoming the owner. He chose Comcast Sports Net Chicago to broadcast home games since he already held a share in the network. He recruited John McDonough as the organization’s President, hoping that this would help the team attract more fans.
Furthermore, he enhanced the Blackhawks squad, which resulted in greater performance and they reached the Western Conference finals beginning in year 2009, but lost to the Detroit Red Wings. Nonetheless, the Blackhawks became more competitive with each passing season. In 2013, they won the Stanley Cup for the second time, this time defeating the Boston Bruins. Rocky’s net worth soared as a result of this.
This has been the major source of his net wealth as the CEO and chairman of the Wirtz Corporation. The conglomerate is one of the most successful, owning investments in businesses in a variety of industries, including real estate, finance, insurance, and banking. Ivanhoe Nursery, First National Bank of South Miami, First Security Trust and Savings Bank, Banner Collective, Benefit Services Group, Inc, and Wirtz Insurance Agency are just a few of the enterprises that make up the Wirtz Corporation.
|Personal Life & Relationships|
Rocky is also a philanthropist who has donated to a variety of organizations, including health and education. He has mostly given to his alma school, Northwestern University, where he has established various initiatives. He is also a Trustee of The Field Museum and a member of the Commercial Club of Civic Committee.
Rocky Wirtz is a husband & a father. He hitched the knot with his lovely wife, Marilyn, in particular and the happily married pair currently resides in Chicago. From his prior marriage with Kathleen Wirtz, he has 3 children, namely, Kendall, Hillary and Danny, as well as a stepdaughter from his current marriage and 6 grandkids.
Danny Wirtz, his son, is VC of Breakthru’s government management and also serves on the company’s Board of Directors and Operating Committee.
Rocky Wirtz’s net worth is estimated to be in the $500 million range, which he has amassed over the course of his business career. His major source of income comes from his position as Chairman of the Chicago Blackhawks as his annual salary is in the range of $25 million to $50 million.
Breakthru, his company, is now one of North America’s largest distributors of wine, spirits, and beer, with more than $6 billion in annual revenue with operations across the United States and Canada.