Jim McIngvale

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Birthday
11, 1951
Birthplace
Starkville, MS
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
11, 1951 (age 69)
Birthplace
Starkville, MS

About

Business man behind the Gallery Furniture franchise. He gained popular attention after Super Bowl XLVIII when he promised a full refund for customers purchasing over $6,000 in furniture if the Seattle Seahawks won the game. He is also the creator of the mattress line Mack-O-Pedic mattresses.

Before Fame

He started his furniture business with only $5,000 and a his own pickup truck. While the business began slowly, he took the only $10,000 to his name to advertise.

Trivia

He co-authored the book Always Think Big, a book narrating the journey of his entrepreneurial career.

Family Life

Though born in Starkville, Mississippi, he is from Houston, Texas. He and his wife have three children.

Associated With

In 2000, he competed with Hilton Koch, a fellow furniture salesman, in an episode for Late Night with Conan O'Brien.