Jay Feldman in Detroit 500: The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Metro Detroit


Feldman attended Northwood University as well as the National Auto Dealers Association dealer candidate academy. He opened his first Chevrolet dealership in 1996. Today, he owns 18 car and RV dealerships with 13 car brands and 33 RV brands in Michigan and Ohio that collectively generate $1.7 billion in revenue. Feldman and actor Mark Wahlberg are partners in six car and RV dealerships in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, and will be expanding in 2024.

EDUCATION: Northwood University
FIRST JOB: Working in the parts department at age 10. WORKFORCE: 1,200+ employees.
BRANDS: Ford, Buick, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Kia, Genesis, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, GMC, Hummer EV, and Airstream.
INVESTOR: A partner in Mare Mediterranean in Birmingham.
FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: “Life is a contact sport.”
HOBBY: Boating.
FAVORITE CHARITY: Tunnel to Towers, of which Feldman is a board member.

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