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Who is Billi Marcus? Some Facts to Know About Bernie Marcus' Wife

Heisenberg Published On Wed May 20 2020   Modified On Wed May 20 2020
Who is Billi Marcus? Some Facts to Know About Bernie Marcus' Wife

Grab all the details on the wife, Billi Marcus, of the billionaire American businessman Bernie Marcus.

Bernie Marcus is a renowned businessman in the United States, with $6.9 billion in net worth. He made nearly all of his fortunes from The Home Depot, as the company's first CEO, and chairman until retiring in 2002.

The company 'The Home Depot,' which Bernie Marcus co-founded with Arthur Blank, is currently the largest home improvement retailer in the United States. Due to the tremendous success of the company, Marcus, Blank, and early investor Kenneth Langone all became billionaires.

Bernie Marcus is currently married to his wife, Billi Marcus. You may not know much about the billionaire's wife, so we have compiled some essential facts on her below.

Billie Marcus is Bernie Marcus' Second Wife

The 91-year-old billionaire Bernie Marcus has been married twice in his life. He was first married to his ex-wife Ruth. He had two children with his first wife: Frederick Marcus and Susanne Marcus Collins.

Billi Marcus is Bernie's second wife.

Billi Marcus is Bernie's second wife.
Source: The Business Journal

Billi Marcus is his second wife. Bernie has a stepson from Billi named Michael Morris. The couple currently live in Boca Raton, Florida.

Billi Marcus Had Breast Cancer in the Past

In 2002, Billi Marcus was diagnosed with breast cancer. The news was devastating to her and Bernie at the time. But with her willingness to never give up and with the constant support and love of her husband, she overcame the disease and recovered.

Billi was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002.

Billi was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002.
Source: Business Insider

'Bernie was my rock. He acted as if the disease didn't affect us,' Billi said as mentioned in an article by Georgia Core. 'He joined me for every doctor's appointment, and chemo treatment and always kept me sidetracked, so I was less aware and nervous about what was going on.'

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In the same article, Billi also talked about the difficulties she faced while she was having treatment. 'They were each different, and the doctors would always say 'one out of 10 will experience this,' and I, of course, would be the one every time,' she said. 'That may have been the toughest time; I tried to preserve as much energy as I could.'

But ultimately, Billi was able to defy all odds and get through even the most difficult of times. She survived cancer and is well and healthy today.

Billi Marcus And Bernie Marcus Were Listed Among The Top Charitable Donors in the United States in 2005

Bernie Marcus and his wife Billi are well known for their philanthropy works. The couple has invested millions in charity and to those who require financial assistance. Marcus had funded and founded he Marcus Institute, which is a center for the provision of services for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. He has donated $25 million to Autism Speaks to spearhead its efforts to raise money for research on the causes and cure for autism. They have been involved in plenty of other philanthropic works as well.

Billi and Bernie are big philanthropists.

Billi and Bernie are big philanthropists.
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Bernie and Billi are signatories of The Giving Pledge, a commitment to give away the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The couple donated $250 million for the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, in 2005. For donating, Marcus and his wife Billi were listed among the top charitable donors in the country by The Chronicle of Philanthropy in 2005.

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