Last Updated: January 9, 2024
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Net Worth:
$7 Billion
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What is John Brown's Net Worth?

John Brown is an American billionaire businessman who has a net worth of $7 billion. That makes him one of the richest people in Michigan. John Brown graduated from Auburn University. He became Chief Executive Officer of the Stryker Corporation in 1976. Homer Stryker, the inventor of the mobile medical bed founded the very successful medical device company in 1941. His son, Lee Stryker, was groomed to take over the family business, and became President briefly, but was killed in a plane crash.

Mr. Brown took leadership of the company, and served as President and CEO for thirty-two years. He helped grow the company considerably, and established many of its subsidiary manufacturing arms. In 1979, he took the company public. He stepped down as President in 2003, and then pulled back further to serve as Chairman of the Board in 2005. He became Chairman Emeritus in 2009, and continues to function in this capacity. Under his leadership the company saw a jump in revenue from the low millions into the billions.

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