Report: Upstate NY Businessman Billy Fuccillo may be Donald Trump’s Press Secretary
What do Donald Trump, and Billy Fuccillo have in common?
They’re both from New York, they’re both businessmen, and they both love to say the word #YUGE.
Now reports show Mr. Fuccillo may be Trump’s new Press Secretary as the President elect moves to make up his cabinet.
Billy Fuccillo was born in 1957, in Greenport, Long Island, New York State USA. He is a businessman, best known for owning and running various car dealerships in both New York and Florida. He’s also well known for spending a lot of money on marketing and advertising. The various efforts he’s made throughout his career have helped boost his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Billy Fuccillo? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at more than $100 million, mostly earned through the success of his car dealerships. As a part of his wealth, Billy owns multiple homes in locations including Mexico, New York, Fort Lauderdale and Jamaica. He also owns a private jet which he uses to travel to his various business locations. As he continues his business, his wealth will likely continue to increase.
Billy Fuccillo Net Worth $100 Million
Fuccillo started off as a football scholar, attending Syracuse University on a full scholarship. In 1978, he graduated with a degree in marketing, and went to wok in car dealerships, evetually trying his hand at business by buying his first car dealership in 1989. Afterwards, he slowly worked on earning money and buying other dealerships, with a big focus on advertising and marketing. As of today, he handles more than 25 dealerships that have more than 30 franchises mostly located in the New York and Florida areas. He handles more than 1,400 employees and has started to expand on Grand Island as well. The large group of car dealerships now operate under the name Fuccillo Automotive Group and they offer both brand new and used vehicles including vans, cars, trucks, and SUVs.
According to reports, Billy has become an expert on marketing and is known to spend millions of dollars to advertise his businesses. His various advertisements are seen on airplanes, buses, newspapers, billboards and on other media outlets such as television and radio. He also likes to put in promotions for his company, such as giving away a 1,400 square foot house in 2010. Billy is also known to always follow the market trends, changing in reaction to things including how people now focus a lot on gas mileage and technology. The company also uses a catch phrase invented by Fuccillo himself and is often seen in billboards. The catch phrase is “HUUUU-JA” and another trademark phrase they use is “it’s huge!”
For his achievements, Fuccillo has won two national awards for their Kia branch and a Best New Dealer award for the highest retail sales volume.
For his personal life, not much is known about it. According to some sources Billy was married but now divorced. He has a son, Billy Fuccillo, Jr. who has started opening his own dealerships and is taking marketing strategies similar to his father. Based on an interview, Billy intentionally brought his son to dealerships to learn the ins and outs of the business. Fuccillo has also been involved in some legal problems and criticisms, such as how he paid around $1.6 million as a result of a lawsuit that claimed that he was selling an over-priced and illegal protection package.
Fuccillo, a fixture of advertising in New York, and the Tampa Bay Area, loves a deal, and loves to mingle. He has been known to yell YUGE often, making him a natural fit for Donald Trump.