Arch Aplin III Biography, Age, Nationality, Family, Accomplishment and Net Worth

Arch Aplin III is one of Texas wealthy men, as the Chief Executive Officer of a successful chain store, BUC-EE’S, which he founded in the year 1982.

Profile Summary

Full Name Arch Aplin III
Gender Male
Nationality American
Occupation CEO of BUC-EE
Founder of BUC-EE’S Travel Centers
Net Worth $500 million

 Who is Arch Aplin III?

Arch Aplin III is a co-founder of BUC-EE’S, Texas company that desires to convert the World Golf Village planned community into 104 gasoline pumps and Texas-sized, Texas style retail — a likely public nuisance documented by repeated reasoned and documented presentations from WGV residents.  It’s a clear and present danger to further tackily and tawdryize St. Johns County, a/k/a “God’s country.”

Early Life of Arch Aplin III


Arch Aplin III was born in 1958, the year the United States launched its first satellite, Explorer I, making him 65 years of age as at 2023.

His mother’s name is Lorita, and his father is Arch Jr. He grew up working in his family businesses. On trips to see his grandparents in Harrisonburg, Arch III would fervently get to work pumping gas and working in the general store.

His father was in the construction business of building houses, churches, and apartments. He spent his teenage years working alongside his father and learned all he could about the home-building trade. 

Wanting to follow in his father’s footsteps, Arch III majored in building construction and received his Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M in 1980. However, he had bigger dreams. He thought he would go on to build skyscrapers. 

However, in 1982, Arch III decided to use an unused property at 899 Oyster Creek Drive to open up his convenience store.  He was 23 years old when he came up with the idea that would fulfill his ambitious dreams and make him rich.

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What is Arch Aplin III Marital Status?

Arch Aplin is married to Joanie, who happens to be a supportive and loving wife. Together, they reside in Lake Jackson. Arch and his wife, Joanie have given birth to five children, by name of Anne-Elizabeth, Katherine, Hart, Lauren, and Joshua.

What is Arch Aplin III “BUC-EE’S” All About?

Buc-ee’s is not only a convenience store and gas station chain; it has become a go-to place when traveling around Texas, where people from all over the country stop by.

Although it started out operating only in Texas, now it is in nearly all the southern states, including Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. More sites will pop up in Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, and South Carolina. 

Arch Aplin III Net Worth

Arch Aplin III is a financially free man, with millions of dollars sitting in his bank account. He is estimated to be worth $500 million.


Arch Aplin III opened Buc-ee’s, at the age of 23. He had big ambitions to open it in more than one location. Taking a chance on his idea to open up a convenience store that was different from the other stores has allowed it to thrive in today’s age. 


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