Jon Stryker

About Jon Stryker

Birth Year: 1958
Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
Residence: New York, New York Garrison, New York
Occupation: Philanthropist Activist President and Founder of the Arcus Foundation
Relatives: Pat Stryker (sister) Ronda Stryker (sister)

Jon Stryker Net Worth

Jon Stryker was bornon 1958 in New York, New York, United States. Jon Stryker's grandfather founded Stryker Corp., which sold $11.3 billion in medical equipment and software in 2016. He inherited a stake in Stryker Corp. He is president and founder of the Arcus Foundation, which supports the advancement of LGBT human rights and the conservation of great apes. In 2016, he and his sister, Pat Stryker, gave $10 million to fund the nation's first memorial to the victims of racial terror lynchings.
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💰 Net worth: $3.2 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2009 $1.45 Billion
2010 $1.2 Billion
2011 $1.1 Billion
2012 $1.2 Billion
2013 $1.4 Billion
2014 $1.8 Billion
2015 $2.1 Billion
2016 $2.3 Billion
2017 $2.5 Billion
2018 $3.08 Billion

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Famous Quotes:

"Great apes are under huge threat. They are becoming extinct in the wild, and they are being used in the biomedical and entertainment industry then just being thrown away. We don’t use the language of animal rights — it’s more of a compassion and conservation language. That’s one common ground — the compassion side. Another connection is justice. In our work for human rights, we are among those trying to expand traditional ideas of social justice to include sexuality and gender. In our great apes work, we often see a link between economic development for people and ape conservation — social justice for people can truly enable conservation."

Biography/Timeline

1924

He previously owned a Mediterranean-style house in Palm Beach, Florida, designed by famed American Architect Marion Sims Wyeth. The house, built in 1924, features a west-facing facade that has been designated a historic landmark since 1990. In June 2010, Stryker expanded the property where the house sits by purchasing an adjoining ocean-access lot that included the former residence of Jimmy Buffett and Jane Buffett for $18.5 million.

1976

Stryker was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is the youngest grandchild of Homer Hartman Stryker, founder of the medical supply company Stryker Corporation. Jon's Father, Lee Stryker, died in an airplane crash in 1976.

1982

Stryker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Kalamazoo College in 1982. He now serves on the college's Board of Trustees and was the recipient of the college's 2010 Distinguished Service Award. He also has a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

2000

In 2000, Stryker established the Arcus Endowment at the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design. The endowment supports a wide range of critical and creative activities at the intersection of LGBT issues and urban design and planning. In 2010, Stryker gave an additional $1 million to create a new chair position at the college named the Arcus Chair in Gender, Sexuality and the Built Environment. In 2016, Stryker was named the inaugural recipient of the college's Catherine Bauer Wurster Award for Social Practice. The award honors the legacy of Catherine Bauer Wurster and recognizes the significant achievements of a CED alumnus toward advancing social justice, environmental conservation, and fair urban development.

2003

Stryker also owns multiple properties in his native Kalamazoo, and is credited with built-space revitalization efforts in the city. He unknowingly purchased the commercial building that once housed his grandfather's Orthopedic Frame Co., which eventually became Stryker Corp., before learning of the building's origins in 2003.

2006

The Coalition for Progress paid for significant advertising in the 2006 Michigan gubernatorial election in support of Jennifer Granholm, who was re-elected as Governor of Michigan over Republican opponent Dick DeVos.

2007

He briefly owned an apartment in the Time Warner Center in New York City's Columbus Circle before selling it 2007.

2008

He was awarded the Creating Change Award by the National LGBTQ Task Force in 2008.

2009

In 2009, Stryker's Arcus Foundation awarded a $200,000 planning grant and a $2.1 million project grant to Kalamazoo College to develop a social leadership center on campus. The Arcus Foundation also donated $5 million to cover the construction costs of the 10,000-square-foot building, now called the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. In January 2012, Stryker's foundation awarded a $23 million endowment grant to support the center's operations and programming into the Future. The endowment was the largest donation in the college's 182-year history and one of the largest given to any undergraduate institution in the United States for a social justice purpose. Opened in 2014, the center’s mission is to support the pursuit of human rights and social justice by developing emerging Leaders and sustaining existing Leaders in the field of human rights and social justice.

2010

For his efforts, Stryker received Kalamazoo College's 2010 Distinguished Service Award, which goes to alumni who have made exceptional personal contributions to the college.

2012

In August 2012, Stryker donated $325,000 to the nonprofit group Freedom to Marry Minnesota, which helped to organize the defeat of a referendum that would have placed a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Minnesota. In 2013, Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage in the United States.

2013

Stryker maintains a home in Garrison, New York, along the Hudson River. In June 2013, Stryker purchased the 129-acre property and placed it under a conservation easement to protect against any Future development of the riverfront land. The property’s parking area and extensive network of trails, including on-foot access to the Hudson River, is managed by the Open Space Institute and is open to the public, with the exception of a 21-acre residential area.

2014

He received the 2014 Global Vision Award from Immigration Equality, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to LGBT and HIV-positive asylum seekers, detainees, and binational couples.

2015

In 2015, Stryker donated 22-acres of land running along the west fork of Portage Creek in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to the Kalamazoo Nature Center. In addition to the land donation, Stryker committed to giving as much as $700,000 as part of a 2-to-1 matching grant that would go toward a proposed multi-phase restoration of the property and an environmental education facility on the site. As a condition of the donation, several conservation easements were placed on the property to ensure that the land remains protected and accessible to the public in perpetuity.

2016

Stryker married his long-time partner Slobodan Randjelović in December 2016. He has two children from a previous marriage.

2017

In 2017, Stryker was named a Patron of Nature by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

2019

Stryker also makes contributions in support of the college’s study abroad programs and enrollment diversity efforts. In 2008, he established a $5.6 million grant to fund the tuition and financial support of 50 Posse Scholars from the Los Angeles Unified School District. The grant, which supported the enrollment of 10 Posse Scholars in five consecutive academic classes at Kalamazoo College, was made in partnership with the Posse Foundation, a national organization that pairs high-performing public high school students from underrepresented groups in higher education with full, four-year academic scholarships at colleges and universities throughout the country. In 2001, Stryker made a $5 million grant in support of the college’s highly ranked study abroad programs.