John Schnatter Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

John Schnatter Biography
  • Name: John Schnatter
  • Age: 56 years old
  • Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
  • Occupation: Entrepreneur
  • Net Worth: US $1 Billion
  • Status: Alive

John Schnatter is an American entrepreneur, founder, chairman and CEO of Papa John’s International, Inc. He’s slated to step down as company’s CEO in January 2018. John H. Schnatter was born on November 22, 1961 in Jeffersonville, Indiana. His father, Robert (d. 1985), was a judge, and his mother, Mary Beth, a real estate agent. He has two younger siblings, Anne and Charles. Schnatter attended Jeffersonville High School followed by Ball State University. He graduated in 1983 with a BA degree in business administration.

Schnatter worked at a few pizza joints including Rocky’s and later at Greek’s Pizzeria. His first business venture was as co-owner of his father’s tavern ‘Mick’s Lounge’. The restaurant and sports lounge is located on Gateway Plaza in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The Papa John’s Pizza restaurant chain was founded in 1984. Schnatter started the pizza company out of a small converted space at the back of Mick’s Lounge. He raised start-up funds by selling his 1972 Camaro Z28. He used a portion of the money to buy $1,600 worth of used restaurant equipment. Papa John’s is now one of the world’s largest take-out and pizza delivery franchise. Schnatter appeared in several Papa John’s TV commercials alongside NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. The slogan for Papa John’s Pizza reads “Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.”. The company also sponsors the Super Bowl.

In December 2017, Schnatter announced he would be stepping down as CEO of Papa John’s Pizza. He will continue as the company’s chairman. The role of CEO will fall to COO Steve Ritchie. He relinquished his post 2 months after publicly criticizing the NFL’s leadership with regards to players protesting the national anthem.

John Schnatter’s height is around 5ft 10in. His net worth is estimated at $1 billion according to Forbes. His hands are insured for $15.3 million. He owns a vintage 1971 Chevrolet Camaro which is on display at the company’s headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. The vehicle was stolen and recovered two days later in August 2015. Schnatter married ‘Annette’ in April 1987. They have three children, Danielle, Beau and Kristine. The family resides in Anchorage, Kentucky.

John Schnatter Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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John Schnatter Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: John H. Schnatter
  • Birthday: November 22, 1961
  • How Old : Age: 56 years old
  • Place of Birth: Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
  • Occupation: Entrepreneur
  • Years Active: 1984-present
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $1 Billion
  • Marriage(s): Annette Schnatter
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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