JR Simplot

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Birthday
4, 1909
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
May 25, 2008 (99)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
4, 1909
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
May 25, 2008 (99)

About

Billionaire agricultural supplier who specialized in potato products and founded the J. R. Simplot Company.

Before Fame

He worked as a farmer at age 14.

Trivia

He was the only American billionaire on the Forbes 400 list who was an eighth-grade dropout. He was also the oldest in 2008 at age 99.

Family Life

He was married to Esther Becker in 1972 and stayed with her until his death.

Associated With

He and Warren Buffet were on the Forbes 400 list in 2007, although Buffet was much farther up the list.