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|
|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.
Information related to George W. Jenkins
- Burials in Florida
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