David Howard Murdock is an American billionaire businessman and philanthropist.
David Murdock is the chairman of Dole Food Products and Castle & Cooke.
Murdock, who has controlled Dole since 1985, sold a 45% stake to Ireland’s publicly traded Total Produce for $300 million in July 2018.
After a stint in the army during World War II, he made a small profit buying and selling a diner; later, he developed property in Arizona.
Through Castle & Cooke holdings, he owns a collection of residential and commercial properties in Arizona, California, and Hawaii.
He has a collection of Arabian horses.