Billionaire Bass Pro Founder Building Megastores With Taxpayers

John “Johnny” Morris is a media-shy Missourian who became a billionaire stitching together shopping outlets for multiple outdoor sports and adding a touch of entertainment to the mix, often using local taxpayer funds to expand his empire. Since founding Bass Pro Shops in 1972 in his father’s Springfield liquor store, Morris has expanded to 58 superstores, with 20 more on the horizon.

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