James Franklin McIngvale, better known as Jim McIngvale, is a successful American entrepreneur. Because of his profession, he is popularly known as Mattress Mack. As of 2023, Mattress Mack has a net worth of $300 million. He is best known for owning and operating Houston’s best furniture store, Gallery Furniture.
Recently, Mack has made headlines after betting and losing $4.7 million on a football game. He has also directed movies like “Sidekicks” and acted in other advertisements. The book, “Always Dream Big”, was co-authored by him and two other people. He is also a strong supporter of the Democratic Party, campaigning for several party candidates.
Mattress Mack Biography
American entrepreneur Mattress Mack was born on February 11, 1951, and is 72 years old as of March 2023. He was born and raised in Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America. His parents were of European descent.
Mack spent the majority of his early years in Mississippi, US. After completing his high school studies, he moved to Texas and started going to college to further his education. He completed his graduation from Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas and attended North Texas State University, which is now called the University of North Texas in Denton, where he played football as his favorite pastime.
James Franklin McIngvale
Date Of Birth
11 February 1951
Starkville, Mississippi, United States
72 Years Old
Owner of Gallery Furniture and placing large bets on sports teams in Texas
Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas
University of North Texas
Mattress Mack’s parents were Mr. George Critz McIngvale and Mrs. Angela McIngvale. His father died in 2013 at the age of 89 and his mother died in 2017 at the age of 92.
Wife And Children
Mattress Mack’s marital status is married. He got married to his classmate, Linda McIngvale.
The couple has three children, Elizabeth McIngvale, Laura McIngvale, and James McIngvale, and also has six grandchildren.
Father: George McIngvale Mother: Angela McIngvale
Son: James McIngvale Daughters: Elizabeth McIngvale and Laura McIngvale
5’ 8” (1.74 m, 174 cm)
62 kg (137 lbs)
Mattress Mack is a legendary American entrepreneur popularly known for his long and distinguished career. Mack has always been known for his excellent business sense and the slogan, “Saves you money!”, that helped him in achieving great success.
To grow the business, Mack invested a huge amount in advertising in the early days of Gallery Furniture. His plan worked, and the sales of Gallery Furniture skyrocketed. Mack, along with his wife, also produced the film, “Sidekicks”, in 1992. He co-authored a book, “Always Think Big”, which narrates all the ups and downs of his entrepreneurial career.
In addition to his business career, Mack is also involved in politics. He is a supporter of the Congress Party for a longtime. He has also held several key positions in politics.
2022 Super Bowl Bet
It was revealed in early February 2022 that Mattress Mack had placed a bet of $4.5 million on the Cincinnati Bengals to beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI. He placed that bet using the Caesars Sports Book app and it was the biggest bet on mobile at the time. Because to the app’s per-wage limits, he actually had to load the wager up in increments of $20,000 instead. Additionally, anyone who purchases a living room mattress set worth $3,000 is eligible for a refund.
On February 11, Mack doubled her bet by placing an additional $5 million on the Bengals. This set the record for the largest legal sports betting in history. In total, he will receive $16.2 million from the two bets, if the Bengals win.
When Hurricane Harvey hit in August 2017, Mack agreed to let people stay at his stores as shelters.
When much of Houston was inundated by Tropical Storm Imelda in 2019, he again. allowed the Gallery Furniture building to be used as a shelter and venue for free food.
In 2021, during the Texas Power Crisis and Hurricane Ida, Mack opened stores not only in Texas but also in the Louisiana branch to serve as shelters, food sources, and other necessities.