Helen Johnson-Leipold

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Helen Johnson-Leipold
Born Helen Johnson
Residence Racine, Wisconsin, US
Nationality American
Occupation Chairman and CEO of Johnson Outdoors
Net worth $3.0 billion (May 2015)[1]
Spouse(s) Craig Leipold
Parent(s) Samuel Curtis Johnson, Jr.
Imogene Powers Johnson
Relatives Herbert Fisk Johnson III
S. Curtis Johnson
Winnie Johnson-Marquart (siblings)

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] Both are components of the Johnson Family Enterprises. 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.[3]

Helen and her husband, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold maintain residences in Racine, Wisconsin, and Saint Paul, Minnesota, and are the parents of five sons.[4]


  1. ^ "Helen Johnson-Leipold". Forbes. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Our Family Story: Helen Johnson-Leipold". S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. 2007. Archived from the original on January 3, 2007. Retrieved April 13, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Helen Johnson-Leipold". Forbes.com Inc. October 1, 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ Minnesota Wild Media Guide 2009–10 (PDF). Minnesota Wild. 2009. p. 10.