Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is married to Angela Macuga, his third wife. The 74-year-old Blank, who Forbes estimates has an estimated net worth of $3.1 billion, is the director of Cox Enterprises and the co-founder of The Home Depot.
Blank was previously married to Diana Blank and Stephanie Blank. He had three children with each wife.
Blank’s children with Diana are Kenny, Dena and Danielle. They divorced in 1993.
His children with Stephanie are Max, Kylie and Josh. Stephanie and Blank divorced in 2013, although they split two years prior.
Blank was on the field at Super Bowl LI to watch Tom Brady lead the New england Patriots engineer the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history against his team.
Here’s a look at the Blank family.
1. Blank’s son Kenny Worked as a Journalist in Atlanta
Blank’s oldest son is Kenny Blank, who is the director of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. His business is broadcast journalism, with his most recent position at the NBC affiliate in Atlanta. He earned an Emmy Award while there.
Before that, he worked in Savannah, where he won an Associated Press award for his coverage of the 1996 Olympic Games.
Kenny also worked as a communications specialist for Atlanta mayors Maynard Jackson and Bill Campbell. He is a graduate of New York University and is married to Nancy. They have two children.
Currently, Kenny and his siblings focus on philanthropy. Kenny is executive director of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and is on the boards of the Woodruff Arts Center; Alliance Theatre; and Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund.
2. His Second Wife, Stephanie, Separated in 2011, but Didn’t Get a Divorce Until 2013
TMZ reported in 2013 that Blank and his second wife, Stephanie, were finally getting a divorce. The two had been living separately since 2011 after a 16-year marriage.
Stephanie Blank claimed that their marriage was “irretrievably broken.” They had already reached a divorce settlement by the time the split was reported, but the settlement was made confidential.
Their three children – Max, Kylie and Josh – were all minors at the time of the divorce. According to TMZ, the “parenting plan” was also kept confidential.
3. Dena Blank Has a Political Science Degree From Emory University
According to her bio at the Blank Family Foundation site, Dena is currently married to Josh Kimball and has two daughters. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science form Emory University and graduated in 1998. She also has a master’s degree from Harvard University, which she graduated from in 1998.
In addition to being a director at the Blank Family Foundation, she is the executive director of the Kendeda Fund and was previously the Vice President of Network Support of Teach For All, the Vice President of Alumni Affairs and the Deputy Vice President of Admissions for Teach for America.
4. Blank’s Third Wife is Angela Macuga, Who He Met at Joshua’s Soccer Game
Blank’s third wife is Angela Macuga, who was previously married and has two children of her own.
According to the Saporta Report, the two met at a soccer game where Blank’s son Joshua was playing. That’s why soccer is a really important part of Blank’s life.
“It is very close to my heart,” Blank told the Report. “It’s very personal to me. It’s wonderful to be able to share something with my associates, my fans, my family and my new family.”
5. Blank Credits His Mother, Molly, With Giving Him His First Lesson in Entrepreneurship
In 2015, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that Blank considers his mother, Molly Blank, the major influence in his life as a businessman. Blank’s mother died at 99 in 2015.
“My mother gave me my first lesson in entrepreneurship: being driven and incredibly resilient under stressful circumstances,” Blank said.
Blank’s mother decided to become a self-made businesswoman after Blank’s father Max died when Blank and his brother Michael were young.
“I’m convinced my father’s death was a huge turning point for my mother,” Blank told the Journal-Constitution. “From that point forward, Mother seemed to turn her energy toward ensuring that no day would be wasted. She became even more focused on taking charge of her goals and seeing them through.”
According to Reference For Business, Blank said that his father taught him the importance of customer service.
“I have such fond memories of my father. As a pharmacist, he was always helping people,” Blank wrote in Built from Scratch, his 1999 memoir. “People often describe me as complex or complicated, and I am probably not an easy man to live with, at home or at work. Part of that comes from my fiercely competitive nature; part of it is my grinding need to climb, to achieve, to do.”