Helen Johnson-Leipold

Helen Johnson-Leipold is an American billionaire businesswoman, the daughter of Samuel Curtis Johnson, Jr., who died in 2004, and Imogene Powers Johnson and the great great granddaughter of S. C. Johnson & Son founder Samuel Curtis Johnson, Sr.. She was elected Chairman and CEO of Johnson Outdoors in March 1999,[2] and she was elected Chairman of Johnson Financial Group in July 2004.[2] She began her career at Foote, Cone & Belding in Chicago in 1979 and joined S. C. Johnson & Son in September 1985.[2] She is tied with her three siblings and mother at #182 on the Forbes 400 list of Richest Americans. Johnson-Leipold was born in Racine, Wisconsin.

  • Helen Johnson-Leipold is an heir to family-owned SC Johnson, the privately-held cleaning products company.
  • Helen is the chairman and CEO of Johnson Outdoors, a publicly-traded company that sells outdoor gear.
  • She is also chairman of the Johnson Financial Group, which includes family-owned Johnson Bank.
  • SC Johnson products include Pledge, Off and Windex; the company has an estimated $10.5 billion in sales.
  • Helen and her siblings pledged $150 million to Cornell in 2017 to fund the SC Johnson College of Business.