Net Worth: $1.7 Billion
- Source of Wealth Toyota Distribution
- Birth Place San Diego, California, USA
- Marital Status Married (Susan Friedkin)
- Full Name Thomas Hoyt Friedkin
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth August 29, 1935
- Ethnicity Caucasian
- Occupation Businessman
- Children 4
About Thomas Friedkin
American businessman Thomas Friedkin has an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion as of March 2013 according to Forbes.
Thomas Friedkin was born on August 29, 1935 in San Diego, California, U.S.A. He is currently married to Susan Friedkin with whom he has four children. Friedkin is currently based in Houston Texas.
Inspired by his occupation, Kenneth Friedkin, Thomas’s father, established Friedkin Aeronautics, a California-based flight school before he founded Pacific Southwest Airlines. When the company went public in 1963, Thomas Friedkin became the largest shareholder in the airline company.
Through the years, the Gulf States Toyota Distributors, which he opened, developed into a multibillion-dollar franchise that purchase Lexus, Scion and Toyota cars in wholesale and sell to around 150 dealerships in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Since 1968, the firm has been operating in various states of the U.S. and Thomas Friedkin currently owns two Lexus dealerships in Houston Texas.