Last Updated: 22 Oct, 2022 | Views: 1160
Other Profession(s): Inventor, Businessperson
Famous For: CEO of S. C. Johnson & Son
Higher Education: MBA in marketing and finance and PhD in applied physics
Herbert Fisk Johnson, a well-known American billionaire businessman, was born in Wisconsin. Herbert graduated from Cornell University with a BA in chemistry and physics in 1979, a Master of Engineering in 1980, an MS in applied physics in 1982, an MBA in marketing and finance in 1984, and a Ph.D. in applied physics in 1986. For 13 months, Johnson was wed to Dr. Susan Lochhead, a former ER doctor. There is a girl born to Johnson and Lochhead. Three years passed during the course of their divorce proceedings. He resides in Racine, Wisconsin. Fisk Johnson is the 134-year-old company's 5th generation Johnson family leader.
Herbert started working for the family company in 1987 as a marketing associate and had a variety of positions.
Herbert and SC Johnson gave $150 million to Cornell in 2017 to rename the college the SC Johnson College of Business.
Between 2004 and 2008, Herbert was a participant in the World Business Council for Responsible Development.
Herbert was named the 77th Honorary Chancellor of Florida Southern College and was presented with an Honorary Doctorate.
Wilfrid Laurier University awarded Herbert with an honorary doctor of law degree in June 2011.
In 2007, the U.S. Council on International Business presented Herbert with the International Business Leadership Award.
Achievements and Awards:
Herbert was named CEO in 2004 and chairman in 2000.
Herbert accepted the company's 2006 Ron Brown Award, a presidential honor for business leadership.
Herbert is a loving father who values his time with his daughter greatly.