Johnny Morris

Johnny Morris climbs Forbes billionaire list

One of the Ozark’s richest men is reportedly richer than last year. Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, was again ranked as one of the richest people in the world by Forbes magazine. The magazine ranked 2,668 billionaires in the world, 87 fewer than on last year’s list, with Tesla founder Elon Musk ranked at the top, displacing last year’s No. 1, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
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Bass Pro’s Johnny Morris enters Professional Bull Riding with team planned for Ozarks

A Professional Bull Riding team is coming to the Ozarks. The organization announced last week that Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris purchased a founding PBR Team sanction. The team, which will be named the Missouri Thunder, will launch in June and compete at Thunder Ridge Arena in Ridgedale as part of the new PBR Team Series. The Thunder Ridge venue has hosted concerts before from some of the biggest names in music from Hank Williams Jr. to Dierks Bentley, and many other popular acts.
Springfield Business Journal

Johnny Morris, Bass Pro invest in bull-riding team

Johnny Morris and Bass Pro Shops are investing in a new bull-riding team. Morris and his outdoors retail company purchased a founding sanction for the Missouri Thunder team, according to a news release. The franchise will participate in the Professional Bull Riders association's PBR Team Series that's slated to start in June.
Rolla Daily News

5-year-old girl takes home new boat, thanks to Johnny Morris Happy Fishin' Kids Contest

A five-year-old from Ozark is now the proud owner of a Tracker boat. Lively Tillack was one of several young anglers to receive such a gift from Bass Pro Shops this past weekend during Bass Pro’s U.S. Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championships on Table Rock Lake. This prize was through Johnny Morris Happy Fishin' Kids Contest.

Johnny Morris unveils plans for the former Dogpatch USA theme park

MARBLE FALLS, Ark. (KY3) - The Dogpatch USA theme park, which operated from 1968 to 1993, was once an important part of the area’s tourism industry, especially for the Harrison area. “It was our local economy at one time,” said Harrison Mayor Jerry Jackson. But over the years Dogpatch and...