Arthur Blank net worth: Arthur Blank is an American entrepreneur who has a net worth of $1.7 billion dollars which makes him one of the richest people in Georgia. Born in Sunnyside, New York, Arthur Blank graduated from Babson University with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. After working as an accountant for various companies, including Arthur Young and Company and the Daylin Company, he became Vice President of Finance for the Handy Dan Improvement Centers. However, after a dispute with the board, he, and Handy Dan CEO, Bernard Marcus, were fired. The two launched The Home Depot in 1979, and the company grew to be a multi-billion dollar success. He served as the company's president until 1998, and then became CEO. He retired in 2001. He now owns both the Atlanta Falcons and the Arena Force football teams. He currently serves as Chairman, President, and CEO of AMB Group, LLC, and is the President of The Arthur Blank Family Foundation, both of which are charitable organizations.