Don Thompson
Don Thompson
Celebrated Name: Don Thompson
Real Name/Full Name: Donald “Don” Thompson
Gender: Male
Age: 61 years old
Birth Date: March 30, 1963
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.87 m
Weight: 77 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Elizabeth Thompson (m. 1988)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (N/A)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Don Thompson Gay?: No
Profession: Engineer, Business Executive
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $25 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Don Thompson is a businessman and engineer. He was the CEO of McDonald’s Corporation for three years. Steve Easterbrook succeeded him. He was the senior executive vice president and CBO. Currently, he is the CEO of Cleveland Avenue. It is an investment group that focuses on new beverage and food concepts.

Maybe you know about Don Thompson very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Don Thompson’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Don Thompson was born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. on March 30, 1963. He grew up near a housing Don Thompson was born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. on March 30, 1963. He grew up near a housing project. He was a brilliant student. He was only 10 when he started sixth grade. He began carrying a briefcase to the school when he was in seventh grade. He later moved to Indianapolis with his grandmother because of the spread of crimes and gang violence in Chicago. After moving to Indianapolis, he attended North Central High School. He graduated from Purdue University in 1984.

Personal Life

Don Thompson got married to Elizabeth Thompson in 1988. The couple has two children. Their names are not known. Don Thompson and his family now live in Oak Brook, Illinois. The place is located only a few miles away from Near North Side Chicago neighborhood. This was the area where he was born.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 30 March 1963, Don Thompson is 61 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 1.87m tall, and his weight is 77 kg.


Don Thompson began his career by joining McDonald’s. He joined them in 1990 after working for a fighter jet maker company. He designed robotic machines for food transport. One day, he received a call from McDonald’s. They were looking for an engineer who can do similar jobs that he was doing, like design robotics, control circuitry, and feedback loops.

He was reluctant to accept the job offer, but he got an invitation to visit the McDonald’s HQ by an engineer who was working there. After he visited, he liked their plans and vision, and after a few days, he was hired.

He supervised a total of 350 restaurants. He then became the Senior VP of the Midwest Division. Another promotion made him the President of the West Division, and he oversaw 4000 restaurants. By 2005, Don Thompson began to serve as both COO and Head of National Marketing of all U.S. McDonald’s restaurants. He became the President of McDonald’s of both the USA and Canada in 2006. In 2012, he finally became the CEO and President of McDonald’s Corp. He succeeded the retiring Jim Skinner.

He announced that he was stepping down as CEO from March 1, 2015, because of a 4.1% decline in customer traffic. He joined the board of directors of vegan meat alternative company Beyond Meat in November 2015.

Awards & Achievements

Don Thompson has been recognized and awarded for his leadership and passion. Following are some of his major achievements:

In 2012, he was awarded the Humanitarian Award by Illinois Holocaust Museum.

In 2010, he was awarded the Corporate Award by Executive Leadership Council.

In 2008, he was awarded the Corporate Executive Award by The Trumpet Foundation.

In 2007, he was awarded the Corporate Executive of the Year.

Net Worth & Salary of Don Thompson in 2024

Don Thompson Net Worth
Don Thompson Net Worth

As of July 2024, Don Thompson has an estimated net worth of $25 Million. He has earned this wealth by working very hard for many years. The majority of his earnings came when he worked at McDonald’s. He made his way up the corporate ladder at McDonald’s. He earned the most amount of money when he was the CEO of McDonald’s from 2012 to 2015.

Don Thompson has been working very hard for his whole career. This helped him gain promotions in McDonald’s. In his more than 20 year tenure in McDonald’s, he went from being an engineer to becoming the CEO of McDonald’s Corp. He is an inspiration for many people. We hope he stays healthy and leads a long life.



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