As per our current Database, Gerry Harvey is still alive (as per Wikipedia, Last update: September 20, 2019).
Currently, Gerry Harvey is 80 years, 8 months and 10 days old. Gerry Harvey will celebrate 81rd birthday on a Friday 18th of September 2020. Below we countdown to Gerry Harvey upcoming birthday.
Gerry Harvey’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible
Gerry Harvey was born in the Year of the Rabbit. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rabbit enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They’re popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers. Rabbits enjoy home and entertaining at home. Compatible with Goat or Pig.
"I went to university for a couple of years and I didn't enjoy university. The studying and the accountancy, economics, I just hated that stuff. Now the irony is here I am lawyer, accountant, I do it all day every day and sit at a desk. So I've never ended up where I wanted to be in many ways. I always wanted to be a farmer."— Gerry Harvey
Harvey first met Ian Norman while both were working as door-to-door vacuum salesmen. They partnered to open their first store in Sydney in 1961. The chain, which was called Norman Ross, expanded to forty-two stores with annual sales of A$240 million by 1979. The company expanded and now owns the Retailers Domayne, and Joyce Mayne, along with numerous other, smaller businesses. Harvey adopts a very hands-on approach to his Business, appearing as a spokesman during radio adverts for Harvey Norman. He frequently gives comment on economic and Business matters in the national press and television media and has a sizeable public profile. He is generally regarded as a slightly maverick businessman and is often critical of Australian CEOs, particularly when it comes to remuneration. He often states that no one is worth the millions they earn and that if they think they are worth more, they can be paid in options and shares.
Harvey had two children with his first wife, Lynette. He remarried to Katie Page in 1988; they have two children. In 1999 Page became the CEO of Harvey Norman.
In an interview in 2008 he described giving charity to the homeless as "a waste", and said that it was "helping a whole heap of no-hopers to survive for no good reason". He later claimed the comments were taken out of context and he did give money to homeless charities, among others.
In January 2011 Harvey was embroiled in a widely condemned campaign backed by a number of bricks and mortar Australian Retailers to scrap tax rules that allow Australians to shop on overseas websites without paying GST. In response to the campaign, the Federal Government asked the Productivity Commission to investigate and report on the Retail industry. Harvey subsequently said the report is a waste of time and money, and did not read it.
In 2014, the Business Review Weekly assessed Harvey's net worth at A$1.55 billion; an increase of A$9 million on the 2013 BRW Rich 200 list.
In 2016, Harvey expressed contempt for what he saw as political uncertainty since John Howard left office, and said the only solution is "to have a dictator like in China".