|Who is it?||Chairman, Leprino Foods|
|Birth Place||Indian Hills, Colorado, United States|
|Age||83 YEARS OLD|
|Residence||Indian Hills, Colorado, U.S.|
|Occupation||Chairman and CEO, Leprino Foods|
|Parent(s)||Mike Leprino Sr.|
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James Leprino was born circa 1938. He is the youngest of five children of Mike Leprino Sr., who emigrated from Italy in 1914, aged 16, settled in Denver, and was a farm worker before starting a grocery store in Denver's Little Italy in 1950.
After graduating from high school in 1956, he worked full-time with his Father, but due to pressure from large grocery chains, his father's store closed in 1958, so he started Leprino Foods with $615, focusing on making cheese for pizza, sales of which were booming.
From 1990 to 2017, Leprino Foods, has contributed $1,521,894 to political lobbying and with "75 to 80 percent of all Leprino political contributions went to Republicans."
Leprino is the chairman and CEO of Leprino Foods, the largest manufacturer of mozzarella cheese in the world. In October 2017, his net worth was estimated by Forbes at US$3.1 billion.