Carl Lindner Jr & family Net Worth

Carl Lindner Jr was born in the United States in 1919. During the Great Depression, he worked as a delivery boy for his family's dairy company. In 1940, he and his siblings opened an ice cream shop with a $1,200 loan. This eventually grew into the United Dairy Farmers chain, which now has nearly 200 stores in the Midwest. In 1959, Lindner left the business to start investing in savings and loans, and in 1971 he began investing in insurance. In 1984, he bought Chiquita Brands International and ran the banana company until 2001. He currently holds a 20% stake in the Cincinnati Reds professional baseball team.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Birth Day April 22, 1919
Birth Place United States
Died On October 17, 2011 (age 92)
Birth Sign Taurus
Occupation Businessman
Spouse(s) Edyth Bailey
Children Carl Lindner III Craig Lindner Keith Lindner
Family Lindner family

💰 Net worth: $1.7 Billion

Carl Lindner Jr & family's net worth is estimated to be a staggering $1.7 billion in 2024, making them one of the wealthiest families in the United States. The Lindner family has gained prominence not only due to their vast wealth but also for their association with the sports industry. Known for their deep involvement in various sports ventures, the Lindners have made a significant impact on the American sports landscape. Their commitment and dedication to supporting and investing in sports teams and related enterprises have earned them a reputation as influential figures in the sporting world.

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Although Lindner was a devout Baptist he was considered as one of the largest non-Jewish donors to the organized Jewish community in the United States. In 1978 he was named the Man of the Year by the United Jewish Appeal, and was later named a recipient of the Tree of Life Award for the Jewish National Fund, and was recognized as the largest non-Jewish purchaser of Israel Bonds. Lindner, who said an early loan from Isaac Wolfson inspired him to never forget his gratitude to the Jewish people, donated to such causes in multiple occasions, including $1 million in a 1991 fundraiser and $5 million in 2004.


Whereas the Lindner companies and financial institutions once operated on conservative, cautious principles they later became involved in riskier ventures. Lindner insurance companies began to invest in Jun K bonds and other Lindner companies began to issue Jun K bonds. The SEC noted that Lindner companies were the single largest filers of new issues of securities in the U.S. Lindner was repeatedly accused of self-dealing in the corporations under his control; e.g., having such a corporation give him a private aircraft. He became closely associated with Michael Milken and the others in the Jun K bond field to the extent that his financial institutions invested in the Jun K bonds of the others. He and others actively engaged in public relations efforts to present an image of fiscal propriety to the general public while helping to bankrupt individuals and families aiding Central American democracy groups in the 1980s even while they helped Chiquita's cause.


Lindner supported the Republican Party. During the 2004 election, the Lindner family contributed tens of thousands of dollars to Republicans, including the Republican National Committee and several politicians. In 2004, the Republican National Committee named Lindner as one of 62 "Super Rangers", the highest level of fundraising recognition, accorded to those who raise $300,000 or more. Lindner, an ally of George W. Bush, secured the use of Great American Ball Park for Bush's re-election campaign on October 31, 2004, two days before the 2004 Presidential Election.


In 2005, Lindner was among 53 entities that contributed the maximum of $250,000 to the second inauguration of President George W. Bush.


Carl Lindner Jr. died on October 17, 2011, at age 92. He is survived by his wife, the former Edyth Bailey; his sons, Carl III, Craig and Keith; 12 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.