AutoNation is the largest auto retailer that is based in the United States and it is the top provider of both preowned and new cars. AutoNation was founded in the year 1996 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by a man named Wayne Hulzenga. There are currently more than 266 retail operations across the country. Over 26,000 people are employed by this company. The company sells their products in 15 different states. They offer over 35 national brands of products as well as some private label brands. Their entire inventory is available online.