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Billionaire 4

Invitation Front On September 8, 2001 Ty Inc. CFO Michael Kanzler presented the Billionaire Bear 4 to Ty's employees at the Fourth Annual Ty employee Party. The party was held in the Grand Ballroom at the Navy Pier in Illinois. Manager's started receiving their bears Monday September 10, 2001, all other employees received theirs on Thursday September 13, 2001. On the left is one of the invitations inviting guests to the event!

View more invitation pictures here! [1] [2] [3] [4]

This is the fourth Billionaire Bear to be given away by Ty at employee parties. On  September 28, 1998 Billionaire I was given out to employees at a company party at the Oakbrook Polo Club in Chicago. Billionaire II was given out September 1999 to Billionaire 4 Bear employees at the Oakbrook Bath and Tennis Club in Chicago and Billionaire 3 was given to employees at a dinner held at the Field Natural History Museum in Chicago on September 23, 2000.

These are his way of saying thank you to all of his employees for all of the work they do.

    View more Billionaire 4 Images here! [1] [2]
    View the past Billionaire Bears Here!

The Billionaire Bear 4 is a copper-tone color with a yellow ribbon around the neck trimmed in gold. I think this is the cutest Billionaire Bear yet! The bear has one large dollar sign embroidered on his chest with a subscribed smaller number 4 embroidered next to it. Each bear is signed by Hang Tag Inside Right Ty (I have heard of at least one authenticated Bear that was apparently missed by Ty and not signed! What an oddity!) with gold ink, there are a total of 762 Billionaire Bear 4 bears.

    View more Hang Tag Images here! [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

The poem on this beautiful Bear reads as follows:

A special gift from Ty to you
This worldwide bear makes his debut
A billion plus in sales we've done
So again this year, we're #1!

An odd note about this bear is the tush tag, it does not have a new 2001 tag with a hologram! Take a look at these pictures!
Click images for a larger view!
These bears are currently on the auction sites selling for between $1,100 and $1,600 depending on several things:

    1. Some come with invitations that are opened.
    2. Some come with invitations that are sealed!
    3. Some are guaranteed to be low numbers!
    4. Some are just the bear with no guarantee of a certain number.

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