|Celebrated Name:||Mark Whitacre|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Mark Edward Whitacre|
|Age:||63 years old|
|Birth Date:||1 May 1957|
|Birth Place:||Morrow, Ohio, U.S.|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Ginger Gilbert (m, 1979)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (3 Children)|
|Is Mark Whitacre Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$4 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2020|
Mark Whitacre is a popular American business executive. He became popular in 1995 when he became the President of the BioProducts Division at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). He is the highest level corporate executive in the U.S, history to become an FBI whistleblower.
He acted as a cooperating witness for the FBI for the period between 1992 and 1995 when ADM was being investigated for price-fixing. It was found that he had embezzled $9.5 million from ADM at the same time he was assisting the FBI. As a result, he lost his whistleblower’s immunity and was sentenced to 9 years in federal prison, of which he served eight and a half.
Maybe you know about Mark Whitacre very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2020? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Mark Whitacre’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
Mark Whitacre was born on the 1st of May 1957 in Morrow, Ohio, U.S. When it comes to his education, he has studied at the Little Miami High School and has earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Ohio State University. He also holds a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from Cornell University.
Mark Whitacre married Ginger Gilbert on the 16th of June 1979, who he has known since high school. Together, they have three children. He became a Christian during his time in prison, and since his release in 2006 has often been interviewed by the Christian community on the topics of redemption, second chances, and faith. He was the guest speaker at the Quantico FBI Academy in 2011, and the following year, and he was the keynote speaker at the 40th Annual NAPSA.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on the 1st of May 1957, Mark Whitacre is 63 years old as of today’s date 24th September 2020. His height and weight is currently not available.
Mark Whitacre began his career in 1983 when he started working as a Ph.D. scientist at Ralston Purina. The following year, he became the Vice President at Degussa, which he served until 1989. After leaving Degussa, he joined ADM as the President of the BioProducts division. Three years later, in 1992, he became the Corporate Vice President of ADM besides continuing his position as the President of the BioProducts division.
For the period between 1992 and 1995, he acted as a cooperating witness for the FBI, who was investigating ADM for price-fixing. It was found that he had embezzled $9.5 million from ADM at the same time he was assisting the FBI because of which, he lost his whistleblower’s immunity and was sentenced to 9 years in federal prison of which he served eight and a half.
He left ADM in 1995 and joined Future Health Technologies (FHT) as the CEO. FHT was soon renamed to Biomar International, where he worked until he went to prison in 1998. He was released in December of 2006 when he joined Cypress Systems Inc. as the President of Technology and Business Development.
In March of 2008, he became the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President of operations. His involvement as a whistleblower is covered in the Kurt Eichenwald 2000 book, “The Informant,” as well as the 2009 biographical film, “The Informant!” starring popular actor Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre.
Awards & Achievements
One of the greatest achievements of Mark Whitacre’s life is that he was able to emerge a changed and a better man out of his days in Federal Prison. He chose to become a Christian during his days in imprisonment, and ever since his release in 2006, and he has been often interviewed by the Christian community, the topics of redemption, second chances, and faith. One record he does, however, the hold is that he is the highest level corporate executive in U.S history to become an FBI whistleblower.
Net Worth & Salary of Mark Whitacre in 2020
As of September 2020, Mark Whitacre has gathered a net worth of $4 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his career as a business executive working for different companies. He began his career working for Ralston Purina. He then joined Degussa before working for ADM. After his release from prison, he joined Cypress Systems Inc. as the President of Technology and Business Development. He later became the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President of operations.
Mark Whitacre has a great business mind and has been a great executive, but few wrong decisions got him into trouble. However, the good thing is that he realized his mistake and turned his life around. One lesson which we can all learn from his life is that it’s never too late to change. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck for all his future endeavors.