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6 Superrich Persons in Wisconsin

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 2021-05-06

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John Menard, Jr.

John Menard's home improvement chain has over 300 locations and generates an annual $10.7 billion in revenue.

His outlets, which compete with Home Depot and Lowe's, are mostly located in the Midwest, spanning Wyoming to Ohio.

Menards began operating as a construction company in 1958, 20 years before Home Depot.

Menard has a reputation for tightening the reins on his business, forcing even top executives to punch a time clock every morning.

Menard sponsored the winning car in the 2019 Indianapolis 500, which was his first victory in nearly 40 years of racing.

Herbert Kohler

Kohler, the Wisconsin-based plumbing fixture maker that bears his family's legacy, has Herbert Kohler Jr. as its executive chairman.

He stepped down as CEO in 2015 after 43 years at the helm, but he remains chairman. David, his uncle, is the company's CEO.

The business was founded in 1873 by Herb Kohler's grandfather to make hitching posts and farm equipment.

Furniture, tile, engines and pumps, as well as the toilets and faucets for which it is best known, bring in $7 billion in sales for the brand.

In addition to two golf resorts in Kohler, Wisconsin, the Kohler group also operates the Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Diane Hendricks

Diane Hendricks is the CEO of ABC Supply, one of the country's leading wholesale roofing, siding, and window distributors.
In 1982, Hendricks and her late husband, Ken, cofounded the company in Beloit, Wisconsin. She has been in charge of it since his death in 2007.
She was the driving force behind ABC's two largest acquisitions, competitor Bradco in 2010 and construction materials provider L&W Supply in 2016.
The corporation has over $11 billion in revenue and 780 branch sites.
Before meeting Ken, a roofer, Hendricks sold custom homes for a designer.
She also invested millions of dollars in local economic growth, including restoring whole blocks of Beloit and bringing in many new industries to the area.
James Cargill, II.
Cargill, America's second biggest private corporation after Koch Industries, has 12 billionaire descendants. James Cargill is one of them.
W.W. Cargill, his great-grandfather, started the company in 1865 as a single grain warehouse at the end of an Iowa railroad line.
Cargill's food, agricultural, banking, and industrial sectors produced $114.6 billion in revenue in 2020, with the family owning approximately 90% of the company.
Any year, the Cargill-MacMillan family receives an estimated 18 percent of net income as dividends.
H. Fisk Johnson
SC Johnson, a privately owned cleaning supplies firm, is led by H. Fisk Johnson III as chairman and CEO.
He is the Johnson family's fifth generation to head the firm.
The corporation is better known for products like Windex, Off, and Pledge, and claims to have $10 billion in sales.
SC Johnson is owned by Fisk and three of his siblings. They own the rest of the business together.
SC Johnson was run by Fisk's late father, Sam Johnson Jr. (d. 2004), from 1966 to 2000.
Helen Johnson-Leipold
Helen Johnson-Leipold is the successor to SC Johnson, a privately held cleaning supplies firm founded by her family.
Helen is the chairman and CEO of Johnson Outdoors, which sells outdoor clothing and is publicly traded.
She is also the chairman of the Johnson Financial Group, which includes the Johnson Bank, which is owned by her family.
Pledge, Off, and Windex are among SC Johnson's brands, and the firm claims to generate $10 billion in revenue.
In 2017, Helen and her siblings made a $150 million donation to Cornell to support the SC Johnson College of Business.
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