John Menard

John Menard Net Worth, Age, Family & Biography
Founder, Menard, Inc. $22.5B Real Time Net Worth #99 in the world today

About John Menard

John Robert Menard Jr. is a successful American businessman who has made his fortune through his company, Menards, which operates a chain of home improvement stores in the Midwestern region of the United States. He has also been involved in the world of auto racing as a former INDYCAR team owner and the father of a former NASCAR driver, Paul Menard. Also, Menard is the son of John Robert Menard Sr, who passed away in 1988.

Menard established his first hardware store in 1964 and has since expanded his business to owning 335 Menards stores as of 2022. In 2013, Menard removed Stephen Hilbert, a 20% shareholder in MH Equity, for mismanagement of assets and resources. It’s worth noting that Menard has a strong aversion towards organised labour and has implemented a strict policy of not hiring anyone who has been affiliated with a union in the past. This has resulted in situations where even promising candidates have been let go, such as two management prospects who were dismissed because they had worked as baggers for a unionised supermarket during their high school years.

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John Menard Family

Menard Jr. was born in the United States of America on January 22, 1940. Raymond Menard was born into a Catholic family with a mix of German, French-Canadian, and Norwegian roots. He grew up as the eldest of eight siblings.

John Menard Education

He attended Eau Claire Regis High School in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. After completing high school, he pursued a degree in business with a minor in psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

John Menard Career

Menard embarked on his career building pole buildings with his college friends. He established his home in Eau Claire, where he raised six children. In 2008, he married Faiha Obaid, his third wife. However, Menard encountered legal troubles in 1997 when he was found to be using his personal pickup truck to transport plastic bags filled with wood ash contaminated with chromium and arsenic to his home for improper disposal of his household trash.

He pleaded no contest to charges related to unlawful transportation, improper disposal of hazardous waste, and violations of records regulations. As a result, Menard and his company were fined $1.7 million for committing 21 violations.

Menard, a successful entrepreneur, established his first hardware store in 1964. Today, his company owns 335 Menards stores, making it a prominent name in the hardware industry. In 2005, Menards grossed approximately $5.5 billion in sales, a testament to its consistent growth and success. His success story is an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs who strive to achieve similar levels of success.

John Menard Facts

Paul Menard, the son of John Menard Jr., was a NASCAR Cup Series driver for sixteen years. He achieved his biggest victory in 2011 by winning the Brickyard 400. In addition to his racing career, Menard also owns an engine shop located in the United Kingdom. This engine shop has produced engines for Team Menard and Robby Gordon Motorsports. Menard’s team, Team Menard, won the Indy Racing League championships in 1997 and 1999.

For a number of years, Menards lent their support to driver Frank Kimmel in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. When RE/MAX chose not to renew their sponsorship, Menards stepped up as the new title sponsor and the series was renamed the ARCA Menards Series. You can spot Menards-sponsored cars easily at races because they usually have a bright, fluorescent yellow paint job.

John Menard
Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Menards/Peak Ford Fusion (l) and John Menard (r) celebrate winning the Can-Am Duels Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race #1 on February 15, 2018, at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL.

John Menard Net Worth

In 2023, it was reported by Forbes that Menard’s total net worth amounted to $22.5 billion, making him the richest person in the state of Wisconsin. Menard garnered attention in the same year when he removed his previous investment partner, Stephen Hilbert, who held a 20% stake in MH Equity.

Personal Information

Full Name John Robert Menard Jr
Father’s Name John Menard Sr
Mother’s Name Rosemary
Siblings Larry Menard
Date Of Birth 22 January 1940
Age 83 Years
Birth Place Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
Height 5’ 2”
Education Graduate
Net Worth $22.5 Billion
Profession Businessman
Relationship Status Married
John Menard
John Menard, owner of Menard’s home improvement centers looks on before the running of the ARCA Menards Series General Tire 200 on April 22, 2023, at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, AL. 

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