John Sall net worth: John Sall is an American businessman with an estimated net worth of $3.7 billion dollars which makes him one of the richest people in North Carolina. Born in Rockford, Illinois, John Sall graduated from Beloit College, and then went on to earn his Master's Degree in Economics from Northern Illinois University. He also took graduate school courses in Statistics at North Carolina State University, and it was there that he met his future business partner, Jim Goodnight. The pair, along with two other colleagues, founded SAS Institute, Inc. The company has since grown to become the largest, privately owned software company in the world. It is recognized for its worker-friendly policies, including on-site childcare services and wellness programs, as well as its technological innovations. Mr. Sall is the company's current vice-president and runs the dynamic data visualization division. He is also the co-owner of Prestonwood Country Club and the Umstead Hotel & Spa, and co-founded the private school, Cary Academy.