John H.  Tyson net worth and biography

John Tyson Biography and Net Worth

Chairman of Tyson Foods

John brings to Tyson Foods’ board critical understanding of the company, its operations and the food processing industry.

He has devoted his entire working career to Tyson Foods. The grandson of the company’s founder, John has been part of the company since he was a teenager, has worked in almost every department, and eventually became the company’s chief executive officer. He currently serves as Chairman of the board and has a substantial financial interest in Tyson Foods through his interest in the Tyson Limited Partnership, which retains control of the company.

John has been crucial in building the company into a global leader with a conscience, focused on feeding the world great food, made with the utmost respect. Under his leadership, Tyson Foods has expanded its portfolio of products beyond chicken through major acquisitions. In 2001, the company purchased IBP, inc., the nation’s largest beef and pork processor. In 2014, Tyson Foods acquired The Hillshire Brands Company, a leading producer of branded, prepared foods. The combination of Tyson and Hillshire created a single company with more than $40 billion in annual sales and a portfolio of recognized brands, such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®.

John and other senior managers led the development of Tyson Foods’ “Core Values," which set goals and standards. The company strives to be an honorable company that employs diverse people and is respectful of their faith. His work has helped Tyson Foods take pride in the safety and quality of its products, and its dedication to meet customers’ and consumers’ needs. The company feeds families, the nation and the world with trusted food products.

He is actively involved in several philanthropic endeavors, including Tyson Foods’ charitable giving, which focuses on health and human services, community development, education, hunger relief and supporting military veterans. John has received numerous awards and recognitions for his commitment to the common good, improvement of local communities and the world at large. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

What is John H. Tyson's net worth?

The estimated net worth of John H. Tyson is at least $159.20 million as of November 14th, 2023. Mr. Tyson owns 2,739,150 shares of Tyson Foods stock worth more than $159,199,398 as of April 16th. This net worth approximation does not reflect any other assets that Mr. Tyson may own. Additionally, Mr. Tyson receives a salary of $897,620.00 as Chairman at Tyson Foods. Learn More about John H. Tyson's net worth.

How old is John H. Tyson?

Mr. Tyson is currently 33 years old. There are 6 older executives and no younger executives at Tyson Foods. The oldest executive at Tyson Foods is Ms. Lori J. Bondar, Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer, who is 63 years old. Learn More on John H. Tyson's age.

What is John H. Tyson's salary?

As the Chairman of Tyson Foods, Inc., Mr. Tyson earns $897,620.00 per year. There are 4 executives that earn more than Mr. Tyson. The highest earning executive at Tyson Foods is Mr. Brady Stewart, Group President, Beef, Pork & Chief Supply Chain Officer, who commands a salary of $2,360,000.00 per year. Learn More on John H. Tyson's salary.

How do I contact John H. Tyson?

The corporate mailing address for Mr. Tyson and other Tyson Foods executives is 2200 West Don Tyson Parkway, Springdale AR, 72762. Tyson Foods can also be reached via phone at (479) 290-4000 and via email at [email protected]. Learn More on John H. Tyson's contact information.

Has John H. Tyson been buying or selling shares of Tyson Foods?

John H. Tyson has not been actively trading shares of Tyson Foods in the last ninety days. Most recently, John H. Tyson sold 133,277 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.16, for a transaction totalling $6,152,066.32. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 2,739,150 shares of the company's stock, valued at $126,439,164. Learn More on John H. Tyson's trading history.

Who are Tyson Foods' active insiders?

Tyson Foods' insider roster includes Gaurdie Banister, Jr. (Director), Donnie King (CEO), Christopher Langholz (Insider), Chad Martin (Insider), Kevin McNamara (Director), Shane Miller (Insider), Jason Nichol (Insider), Scott Rouse (EVP), Johanna Söderström (EVP), Brady Stewart (Insider), Robert Thurber (Director), Amy Tu (EVP), John Tyson (Chairman), and Noel White (Director). Learn More on Tyson Foods' active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of Tyson Foods?

During the last twelve months, Tyson Foods insiders bought shares 4 times. They purchased a total of 37,890 shares worth more than $1,849,118.10. During the last twelve months, insiders at the sold shares 2 times. They sold a total of 142,277 shares worth more than $6,635,816.32. The most recent insider tranaction occured on February, 20th when Director Noel W White sold 9,000 shares worth more than $483,750.00. Insiders at Tyson Foods own 2.1% of the company. Learn More about insider trades at Tyson Foods.

Information on this page was last updated on 2/20/2024.

John H. Tyson Insider Trading History at Tyson Foods

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
11/14/2023Sell133,277$46.16$6,152,066.322,739,150View SEC Filing Icon  
12/20/2021Sell100,000$84.85$8,485,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
8/17/2016Sell282,478$74.22$20,965,517.16View SEC Filing Icon  
5/8/2013Sell742,114$24.77$18,382,163.78View SEC Filing Icon  
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Tyson Foods Company Overview

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Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Beef, Pork, Chicken, and Prepared Foods. The company processes live fed cattle and hogs; fabricates dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, as well as case ready beef and pork, and fully cooked meats; raises and processes chickens into fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products, including breaded chicken strips, nuggets, patties, and other ready-to-fix or fully cooked chicken parts; and supplies poultry breeding stock. It also manufactures and markets frozen and refrigerated food products, including ready-to-eat sandwiches, flame-grilled hamburgers, Philly steaks, pepperoni, bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, flour and corn tortilla products, appetizers, snacks, prepared meals, ethnic foods, side dishes, meat dishes, breadsticks, and processed meats under the Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Wright, Aidells, ibp, and State Fair brands. The company sells its products through its sales staff to grocery retailers, grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club stores, military commissaries, industrial food processing companies, chain restaurants or their distributors, live markets, international export companies, and domestic distributors who serve restaurants and food service operations, such as plant and school cafeterias, convenience stores, hospitals, and other vendors, as well as through independent brokers and trading companies. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.
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