Dick Smith

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Dick Smith

Dick Smith (1944– )
Dick Smith was born in Sydney in 1944. He was always interested in the bush and in radio and left school to work in an electronics firm. He started his own electronics business which became so successful that he was able to retire in 1982 and do other things. In 1986 he started the Australian Geographic magazine. He enjoys exploring remote places, flying, and helping people.
Smith supports many charities. He is particularly interested in Life Education Centres and has tried to stop the advertising of alcohol and cigarettes to young people. He encourages people to take care of the environment and enjoy the Australian bush.

He was made Australian of the Year in 1986.

   

Comments

12/13/2008 12:52:36 AM
Savana said:

Hes The coolest man I kn0w


2/28/2009 2:32:14 PM
claudia said:

dick smith is very interesting i did a school project on him and got great marks!!!!!!!!!!!!!


5/26/2011 11:11:54 PM
Neddy Shrimpton said:

I like his electronic store. He also has a food company.

Neddy Shrimpton




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