Public Storage

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Public Storage, Inc., based in Glendale, California, U.S., is the largest self-storage company in the world. Besides facilities in the U.S., it is also has storage facilities in seven European countries. It owns 45% of PS Business Parks, a real estate company which invests in office buildings. In 2006, Public Storage bought self-storage company Shurgard Storage. [1] [2]

Bradley Wayne Hughes, founder and Chairman of Public Storage, is listed in Forbes as having a personal fortune of US$4.1 billion. [3]

Political contributions

Founder and Chairman Bradley Wayne Hughes made these contributions, all to Republican candidates/groups: [4]

Peter Coors 07/16/2004 $2,000
Louie Gohmert 10/24/2004 $950
George W. Bush 10/20/2004 $2,000
Mitt Romney 03/30/2007 $2,300
Republican National Committee 03/10/2004 $25,000
Republican National Committee 09/29/2006 $10,000
Republican Party of Florida 09/24/2004 $4,338
Norm Coleman 02/12/2007 $41,000
George W. Bush 07/14/2003 $2,000
2004 Joint State Victory Committee 09/24/2004 $27,0000
2004 Joint Candidate Committee II 09/24/2004 $33,000

(Name variations in used in Federal Election Commission (FEC) listing: B Wayne Hughes, B Wayne Sr, B. Hughes, B. W Hughes, Wayne Hughes.)


Key people and pay: [5]

Selected Board of Trustees: [8]

Contact details

701 Western Avenue
Glendale, CA 91201
Phone: 818-244-8080
Fax: 818-553-2388


  1. About page, Public Storage, accessed December 2007.
  2. Public Storage Profile, Hoovers, accessed December 2007.
  3. Bradley Wayne Hughes, Forbes, accessed December 2007.
  4. Bradley Wayne Hughes, Federal Election Commission, accessed December 2007.
  5. Public Storage Key People, Hoovers, accessed December 2007.
  6. Ronald L Havner Jr, Forbes, accessed December 2007.
  7. John Reyes, Forbes, accessed December 2007.
  8. Board of Trustee, Public Storage, accessed December 2007.
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