John H. Schnatter aka Papa John is an American entrepreneur. John Schnatter is widely known as the founder and chairman of Papa John’s Pizza.
The notable businessperson stepped down as CEO in the early January 2018 which was then succeeded by the President and the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Steve Ritchie.
- Birthday: November 22, 1961 (age 56)
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: N/A
- Profession: Entrepreneur
John Schnatter Family and Personal Life
John Schnatter married his girlfriend Annette Schnatter in 1987. Papa John and Annette married after dating for a mere period of time. They have three children, one son named Beau and two daughters named Danielle and Kristine.
He was born to Robert and Mary Schnatter in Jeffersonville, Indiana. He attended Jeffersonville High School and later graduated from Ball State University to earn a business degree completing in 1983.
- Parents: Robert (Father) and Mary Schnatter (Mother)
- Wife: Annette Schnatter
- Children: Danielle and Kristine (Daughters) and Beau (Son)
- Marital Status: Married
In 1983, he sold his Camaro car to start a new business. He was so attached to his first car that he could never just let it go.
Even after more than two decades, he found a way to again purchase that same old car by offering a reward of $250,000 to the family that originally bought the car. To celebrate his joyous moment, he offered free pizzas to anyone who owned Camaros.
In the mid-August of 2015, John’s classic Camaro got stolen and was all set to appear in the Woodward Dream Cruise. However, he found a way to recover his lost car with minimum damage.
Annette is a franchise by profession. John Schnatter owns three lavish homes in Florida, Kentucky, and Utah. He is an Evangelical Christian and is contributing as a member of the Southeast Christian Church.
He has supported 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump and has even hosted a fundraiser for Republican candidate Mitt Romney in 2012.
In the October of 2017, he got so disappointed by the NFL team not protesting regarding the racial inequality during the U.S. national anthem, that he later announced NFL’s “official sponsor” designation on Papa John’s advertising and commercials would be officially removed.
John Schnatter – CEO of Papa John’s Pizza
John Schnatter started his business career in 1984. He founded and operated “The Papa John’s” pizza business converting his father’s co-owned tavern “Mick’s Lounge” into a broom closet.
After selling his brand Camaro car at $1,600, he helped his dad with his business and used the leftover money to buy himself a pizza equipment.
He then began his journey of pizza business firstly selling it to the tavern’s customers. After having to continue his pizza selling business in a small closet for a mere period of time, he later shifted onto a larger space ultimately proving himself as a well-recognized entrepreneur in the business world.
As of now, the company is one of the most notable pizza delivery restaurant chains in the world and is running its headquarters in Kentucky and Jeffersontown. We can find furthermore of John Schnatter’s latest career activities through his Wiki or the Twitter.
John Schnatter Net Worth
How much is John Schnatter worth? John Schnatter net worth is estimated to be $801 million. However, his salary is still under the wrap.
For his outstanding business accomplishments, he has been inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame, along with being named as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” and “National Ernst & Young Retail/Consumer Entrepreneur of The Year”.
He has even served as an honorary initiate of American social fraternity “Alpha Tau Omega”.
- Salary: N/A
- Net Worth: $801 million
Along with making a hefty sum of money through his business ventures, he has donated some of his earnings to the expansion of Louisville Zoo’s Glacier Run.
His Calistoga Bakery even donates some amount of money to build bike trails and even sponsors bike team.
Currently, the Schnatter family resides in a luxurious home at Anchorage, Kentucky. They seem to take spendthrift vacations to exquisite places and undoubtedly can acquire anything more than extravagant through their enormous net worth.