Friday, December 21, 2007

Billionaire Roofer Dies in Roofing Accident

Ken Hendricks, 66, the 91st richest man in America and billionaire CEO of a roofing company, has died in a accident, falling through his home garage's roof.

Hendricks was checking the construction on his garage's roof at his home in Rock, Ill. when he fell through. He suffered massive head injuries and was pronounced dead at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Winnebago County, Ill. early Friday morning.

According to Forbes, Hendricks had a net worth of $3.5 billion in September, making him the country's 91st richest person, according to the magazine's ranking of American billionaires. His company, ABC Supply Co., is the self-described nation's largest wholesale distributor of roofing, and does about $3 billion in business every year.

The company celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, with 6,000 employees in 390 locations nationwide.

Hendricks is survived by his wife Diane and seven children.

7 comments:

billspaced said...

That's some irony.

Anonymous said...

Actually, he died in Rockford, IL at a hospital. His home was in Southern Wisconsin, near Janesville. He was a fascinating man, a high school drop-out, and self-made billionaire, that gave much back to the community.

And yes, it was ironic.

IronicYeah said...

Totally ironic, but it does say he died in Rockford, anonymous.

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memory stick said...

Journal of American billionaires list. His company, ABC Supply Co., is the largest wholesale distributor of a self-described country coverage, or about 3 billion U.S. dollars of business each year.

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He was a fascinating man, a high school drop-out, and self-made billionaire, that gave much back to the community.

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Self-made billionaires really are remarkable people, but do the people who knew him still like him or was he one of those people that got to be a billionaire by screwing everyone over.