|Celebrated Name:||Jimmy John Liautaud|
|Real Name/Full Name:||James John Liautaud|
|Age:||57 years old|
|Birth Date:||12 January 1964|
|Birth Place:||Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Leslie Liautaud|
|Children:||Yes ( 3 children )|
|Profession:||Founder and chairman of Jimmy John’s sandwich chain. In October 2018|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$2 Billion|
|Last Updated:||October 2021|
Jimmy John Liautaud is the chairman and also the founder of Jimmy John’s sandwich chain. He also owns the majority shares in this company. He has been able to steer his restaurant business to generate very high profits. His ability to identify a business opportunity has helped him increase his wealth.
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Jimmy John got born in the year 1964 on January 12th. His birthplace was in Illinois. His father is James Liautaud. His father was a renowned entrepreneur. His mother’s name is Gina Liautaud. He has two brothers and one sister. His brothers’ names are Greg and Robby while his sister is Lara Liautaud Berry. He was the third-born. He did study in Elgin Academy, which was a private school that was located in Elgin, Illinois.
When he was in high school, they were excellent friends with James Lyons. James was the dean of the school. He completed his high school education, and after graduating, he joined Eastern Illinois University. After studying for a while, he left his restaurant ambitions. Jimmy John is currently married to Leslie Liautaud. His wife is a professional dancer, playwright, choreographer and an actress that has been able to feature in several films. Together they have three children. The children are Spencer, Lucy, and Fred.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 12 January 1964, Jimmy John Liautaud is 57 years old as of today’s date 16th October 2021. His height is 1.75 m tall, and weight is 85 kg.
After he completed his studies in the year 1982, his father did loan him $25,000. This loan was provided with a condition. Incas the business that he was starting ever failed, he was going to join the army. His father would own 48% shares in the restaurant enterprise. His idea was initially to start a hot dog stand. After making several visits, he noticed the money was insufficient. He decided to start a sandwich company.
He would be able to get meat from the local area and bake bread. His family helped him to taste various sandwiches that he wanted his shop to be selling. In the year 1983, Jimmy John opened his debut shop that was known as Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches. His shop was located in an unsuitable place, and hence he came up with the idea to help boost his sales. He would move from house to house selling the sandwiches, and his profits margins continued to grow. From here, his business improved, and he did set up various branches.
Awards and Achievements
Jimmy John has been able to receive various awards for his success as an entrepreneur. Among the awards that he has won include the Ernst & Young Food & Beverage Entrepreneur of the year. An independent panel chooses this winner. He won this award in the year 2004. In the year 2013, he got to be listed Chicago’s ’40 Under 40′ by Crain’s Chicago Business. His restaurant did receive ‘Nation’s Restaurant News Golden Chain Award’ in the year 2012. In 2017 March, he got named Franchise Times ‘Dealmaker of the Year’.
Net Worth & Salary of Jimmy John Liautaud in 2021
As of October 2021, Jimmy John has a net worth of $2 billion. The various businesses have generated this wealth that he has invested heavily. The restaurant business has been the major contributor to this wealth. He has invested heavily in wine and vineyards. His vineyards have been able to do so well to get featured even in Wine Spectator magazine. This generates the perfect amount of money that has helped to grow his net worth.
Jimmy John has been able to achieve success in various businesses that he has founded. One fantastic thing about Jimmy John is his philanthropy spirit. He has donated funds to various charities. In the year 2008, he did give a total of $1 million to Elgin Academy. He believes success is much better when shared.