Jack Welch
Jack Welch
Celebrated Name: Jack Welch
Real Name/Full Name: John Francis “Jack” Welch Jr.
Gender: Male
Age: 88 years old
Birth Date: 19 November 1935
Birth Place: Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 85 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Suzy Welch (m. 2004), Jane Beasley (m. 1989–2003), Carolyn B. Osburn (m. 1959–1987)
Children: Yes (John Welch III, Mark Welch, Anne Welch, Katherine Welch)
Profession: American business executive, author, and chemical engineer
Net Worth in 2024: $850 million
Last Updated: May 2024

John Francis ‘Jack’ Welch Jr is a retired American business executive who served General electric for 41 years in different positions. It is true that John is a man of great value and honour. Apart from being a business leader, he is also an author and chemical engineer by profession. Jack is the only person in the history of General electric where an entry-level junior engineer became the youngest vice president of the company, and later acquired the position of the chairman.

Francis’s had a dynamic style of working and some great leadership skills in GE. During his tenure, the company had huge growth and turnover, which is still now a matter of pride for GE.

Maybe you know about Jack Welch 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 Jack Welch’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

The genius was born on November 19th, 1935 in Peabody, Massachusetts. He belongs to a very reputed family where his father John Francis Welch Sr was a railroad contractor in Boston & Maine, and mother a homemaker.

Jack attended Salem High School, and apart from being a good student, he actively participated in football baseball and hockey where he was the school captain.

Jack completed his graduation with a bachelor of science in chemical engineering and then completed his masters and even PhD from the University of Illinois. In the entire span of college and university life, Jack was an extraordinary student who proved his ability at every step.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 19 November 1935, Jack Welch is 88 years old as of today’s date 18th May 2024. His height is 1.7 m tall, and weight is 85 kg.


The inception of Jack’s professional career was from General Electric. During the initial years, he was a junior chemical engineer with a very basic salary. There was a time when he thought of quitting the job but Reuben Cutoff, an executive of GE, persuaded him to stay back for good.

By the year 1968, Jack acquired the position of Vice President and head of GE’s plastics division. Again in the next few years, he was given the responsibility to head the metallurgical and chemical division. In this way, he slowly succeeded in his career and went on to be the strategic head then senior vice president and head of consumer products, and even the vice-chairman of the company.

It was the year 1981 when Jack was elected as the youngest CEO and Chairman of the company.

Jack’s career flourished even after his retirement from GE, as he served as an advisor in many private equity firms. The career of Jack Welch is something to look upon in terms of success and achievements.

Awards and Achievements

Over a long span of the career, John has been successful at every step. Jack’s achievements are truly remarkable. Talking about awards there are two significant ones which are worth mentioning like ‘Manager of the Century,’ and the book ‘Winning’ written by him reached the top rank on the wall street journal bestseller list. Jack’s achievements cannot be counted by awards.

Net Worth & Salary of Jack Welch in 2024

Jack Welch Net Worth
Jack Welch Net Worth

Jack is not only a rich personality but a man who is known for his strategies and corporate leadership skills. During his tenure at GE, the company has seen a huge rise in its value in the market. Jack has an estimated net worth of $850 million as of May 2024.

Every corporate leader around the world still praises Jack for his limitless contribution at GE. He is a man of great strength and believes. Till now, he has been a pillar of motivation and strength for many corporate executives. Jack Welch is truly a real genius.


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