George W Jenkins

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Date of Birth September 29, 1907
Place of Birth Georgia
Date of Death Apr 8, 1996 (88)
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George Washington Jenkins Jr. was an American businessman and philanthropist who founded Publix Super Markets. As of 2016, the employee-owned, privately held corporation included 1,100 stores in the Southeastern United States with 170,000 employees and sales of $32 billion. Jenkins was widely known as "the state's largest commercial employer and head of a chain of stores that was a leader in introducing many innovations, including electric-eye doors and frozen food cases."

Born: George Washington Jenkins Jr, September 29, 1907, Warm Springs, Georgia
Died: April 8, 1996, Lakeland, Florida
Nationality: American
Education: Georgia Tech
Occupation: Founder, Publix Super Markets
Net worth: 1.0 billion at the time of his death.
Spouse(s): Lee Savings (1940–1947) (death), Anne MacGregor (1947–1974) (divorce)
Children: Howard Jenkins, David Jenkins, Kenneth Jenkins, Delores Jenkins, Carol Jenkins Barnett, Nancy Jenkins, Julie Jenkins
Parent(s): George Washington Jenkins Sr, Annie Snelson

About George W Jenkins

Businessman who founded the employee-owned supermarket chain Publix Super Markets, Inc. in 1930. In 2011, he was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame.

George W Jenkins Before Fame

He attended Georgia Tech and became the manager of a Piggly Wiggly supermarket after just eight works of working there.

Achievement of George W Jenkins

His company, Publix Super Markets, Inc., was named as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune magazine in 2011.

George W Jenkins Family Life

He married and had seven children with nurse Anne MacGregor, to whom he was married from 1947 to 1974.

Associations of George W Jenkins

He and Hendrik Meijer are both entrepreneurs who founded major supermarket chains.

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  • American businesspeople in retailing
Latest information about George W Jenkins updated on April 17, 2021.

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