Carol Jenkins Barnett

About Carol Jenkins Barnett

Who is it?: Chairman, Publix Super Markets
Birth Day: September 30, 1956
Birth Place: Lakeland, Florida, United States
Birth Sign: Libra
Residence: Lakeland, Florida
Education: Emory University Florida Southern College
Occupation: Businesswoman and Philanthropist
Spouse(s): Barney Barnett
Children: Nicholas and Wesley Barnett
Parent(s): George W. Jenkins Anne MacGregor Jenkins
Relatives: Howard Jenkins (brother)

Carol Jenkins Barnett Net Worth

Carol Jenkins Barnett was bornon September 30, 1956 in Lakeland, Florida, United States, is Chairman, Publix Super Markets. Carol Jenkins Barnett is the daughter of Publix supermarket founder George Jenkins and an heir to the Florida-based fortune. She owns just under 5% of the business, which is the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. After 33 years on the Publix board, she stepped down in June 2016 following a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's disease. Publix, founded in 1930, employs 188,000 people in 1,152 stores across 7 states and has revenues of $34 billion. She started working for Publix at age 16.
Carol Jenkins Barnett is a member of Food and Beverage

💰 Net worth: $1.53 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2013 $1 Billion
2014 $1.2 Billion
2015 $1.4 Billion
2016 $1.7 Billion
2017 $1.7 Billion
2018 $1.53 Billion

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Awards and nominations:

In 2004, Barnett was presented with the Florida Arts Recognition Award by the Secretary of State of Florida to honor people who support art and culture in Florida. She contributed to many Florida arts organizations, including the Polk Museum of Art, Imperial Symphony Orchestra and Straz Center for the Performing Arts.

In 2015, Barnett received the Women in Philanthropy award, a national honor bestowed by the United Way Women’s Leadership Council for her work developing a number of early childhood initiatives, including the ReadingPals literacy program that spread throughout Florida. In 2016, Jenkins Barnett was inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame.

In 2017, Barnett received the Chiles Advocacy Award, Florida’s highest honor for serving its children. The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy presented Barnett with its “Champion for Literacy” award. The Barnetts announced plans to introduce the largest park in Lakeland, Florida. Jenkins Barnett has served on the steering committee for The Children's Movement of Florida.

Barnett was named a Notable Member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, an honor given to only 18 women since the association’s founding in 1901.

Biography/Timeline

1956

Jenkins Barnett's Father, George W. Jenkins founded Publix Super Markets. Carol was born in 1956 when Publix was in its heydey. Carol and her five siblings worked at Publix beginning at the age of sixteen. She recalled the time: "The way I grew up, everything was about Publix. We'd go to store openings. I remember attending the 100th store opening when I was eight. I was there for the glory years."

1983

In 1983, Jenkins Barnett joined the Publix Board of Directors and served in that role until 2016. During her time at Publix, the company grew into the largest supermarket chain in Florida, expanded into five other states, and recorded $32.5 billion in sales in 2015.

1991

Publix Super Markets Charities strives to provide the communities it serves with funding for housing with Habitat for Humanity. The charity also supports other causes such as food assistance, education, and youth programs. Since 1991, Jenkins Barnett has served as President of Publix Super Market Charities. Jenkins Barnett helped lead the organization to donate $25 million to nonprofit organizations each year. She helped lead the organization to donate over ten million dollars to Habitat for Humanity.

2004

In 2004, Barnett was presented with the Florida Arts Recognition Award by the Secretary of State of Florida to honor people who support art and culture in Florida. She contributed to many Florida arts organizations, including the Polk Museum of Art, Imperial Symphony Orchestra and Straz Center for the Performing Arts.

2011

In 2011, Florida Southern College announced an undisclosed contribution from Jenkins Barnett in honor of her husband, Barney Barnett, a graduate of Florida Southern. The funds were used to establish the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise. The Barnetts also gave a reported ten million dollars to Florida Southern College to establish the Barnett Residential Life Center that was designed by Robert A.M. Stern.

2012

In 2012, the Barnetts were the primary donors to build a $5.5 million, 18-classroom learning facility at All Saints' Academy (Florida) in Winter Haven, Florida. They donated $1 million to the Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa to help launch the Carol J. and Barney Barnett Learning Center that opened in 2014. In 2015, the Barnetts gave $3 million to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida to promote environmental conservation. The Barnetts have donated millions of dollars to the United Way.

2015

In 2015, Barnett received the Women in Philanthropy award, a national honor bestowed by the United Way Women’s Leadership Council for her work developing a number of early childhood initiatives, including the ReadingPals literacy program that spread throughout Florida. In 2016, Jenkins Barnett was inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame.

2016

Also in 2016, the Barnetts gave $800,000 to the Drug Free Florida Committee, an organization leading opposition to Amendment 2 to the Constitution of the State of Florida, which legalized marijuana for medical use in Florida.

2017

In 2017, Barnett received the Chiles Advocacy Award, Florida’s highest honor for serving its children. The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy presented Barnett with its “Champion for Literacy” award. The Barnetts announced plans to introduce the largest park in Lakeland, Florida. Jenkins Barnett has served on the steering committee for The Children's Movement of Florida.

2019

Barnett was named a Notable Member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, an honor given to only 18 women since the association’s founding in 1901.