|Real Name/Full Name:
|Kenneth Carleton Frazier
|69 years old
|December 17, 1954
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Lauren, James)
|Is Kenneth Frazier Gay?:
|Chairman, President, And CEO Of Merck & Co(MSD)
|Net Worth in 2024:
Kenneth Carleton Frazier is a well-known American business executive, and he is the chairman and CEO of the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. (known as MSD outside of North America). Kenneth directed Merck & Co against litigation over the anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx. He is the first black man to lead a major pharmaceutical company and was elected to the American philosophical society in 2018.
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Early Life & Biography
On 17 December 1954, Kenneth Carleton Frazier was born in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, united states of America. His father Otis was a janitor, and his mother died when he was twelve years old. Kenneth has said Thurgood Marshall was one of his heroes while he was growing up. Kenneth attended Julia r. Masterman School and northeast high school.
After graduation at the age of 16, he entered Pennsylvania State University; he raised tadpoles and newts and sold them to local stores in order to make extra money in college. He later enrolled at Harvard University to study law after earning his BA from Penn State and graduated in 1978 with a J.D.
Kenneth Frazier is married to Andrea Frazier. The couple has two children, a daughter Lauren, and son James. Not much is known about Kenneth as he prefers to keep his personal life away from the limelight. He, however, prefers to concentrate on his career. Kenneth lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, son, and daughter.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on December 17, 1954, Kenneth Frazier is 69 years old as of today’s date 25th February 2024. His height is 1.5m tall, and his weight is 71 kg.
Kenneth began his career with Drinker Biddle & Reath after graduating from Harvard. He was asked by Esther F. Lardent, head of the death penalty representation project, to defend death-row inmate James Willie ‘’Bo’’ Cochran who had been arrested and accused of murdering an assistant manager at a Birmingham grocery store in 1976.
Kenneth and two other colleagues took the case, however in 1995, 19 years later, on death row, the United States Courts of Appeals for the eleventh circuit overturn Cochran’s conviction. He was retried and not found guilty, and Kenneth continued to represent him after leaving Drinker Biddle.
During his law career, Kenneth also took summer sabbaticals to teach trial advocacy in South Africa. Kenneth also worked for Merck & Co, the second-largest drug company in the United States. He joined Merck & Co in 1992 as general counsel and was named senior general counsel in 1999. He was later promoted to executive vice president in 2006, and he leads the company’s largest group until April 2010, where he was named president of Merck & Co. he sold 60,000 shares of the firm in 2016, and the stock was sold at an average price of $64.44.
Kenneth is a member of the American law institute and serves on its council. He also delivered a keynote speech at the ALI Annual Dinner in May 2013. Kenneth was also a member of president trump’s American manufacturing council. However, he resigned from the council on August 14, 2017, following the violent 2017 unite the right rally in Virginia.
He was the first African to serve as CEO of a major pharmaceutical company. He has also served on the boards of several organizations such as; Exxon Mobil, Penn State University, and Cornerstone Christian Academy, a private charter school serving at-risk youth in Philadelphia, which he also co-founded.
Awards & Achievements
Kenneth Frazier has received several awards in his career, including; Penn State Alumni Fellow Award in 2011, The Association of Corporate Counsel’s 2004 Excellence in Corporate Practice Award, and The Equal Justice Champion Award.
Net Worth & Salary of Kenneth Frazier in 2024
As of February 2024, Kenneth is estimated to have a net worth of $130 million. He owns over 192,736 units of Merck & Co stock worth over $79,770,924, and over the last 11 years, he sold MRK. He also makes $20,934,500 as chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer at Merck & co. He is a great and very wise investor, and this is evident in the income he earns from his various investment deals.
Kenneth Frazier is one of the most popular pharmaceutical executives, lawyers, and corporate general counsel in the United States. He started his career at a very young and has been able to make a name for himself through his hard work and dedication. He has been a humble and nice guy throughout his career and always portrayed his better side. Through him, many people have enjoyed positive and fair representation in court.