Herbert Fisk Johnson III

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Herbert Fisk Johnson III
Born (1958-05-19) May 19, 1958 (age 60)
Racine, Wisconsin, US
Nationality American
Alma mater Cornell University
S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
Occupation Businessman, Chairman and CEO, S. C. Johnson & Son
Net worth $3.0 billion (May 2015)[1]
Spouse(s) Susan Lochhead (divorced)
Children 1
Parent(s) Samuel Curtis Johnson Jr. and Imogene Powers Johnson

Herbert Fisk Johnson III (born May 19, 1958), known as "Fisk", is an American businessman. He is the fifth generation of his family to lead S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc of Racine, WI, as chairman and CEO.

Early life[edit]

He is the son of the late Samuel Curtis Johnson Jr. (1928-2004) and Imogene Powers Johnson, and the great-great-grandson of company founder Samuel Curtis Johnson Sr. Fisk, his three siblings and mother each have a net worth of $3 billion as of May 2015.[1]


He has a BA in Chemistry and Physics, 1979; Master of Engineering, 1980; MS in Physics, 1982; MBA in Marketing and Finance, 1984; and PhD in Physics, 1986 — all from Cornell University and Cornell's S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management.


He joined the family business in 1987 as a marketing associate and served in a number of roles. He was appointed chairman in 2000, and CEO in 2004.

On behalf of the company, he accepted a 2006 Ron Brown Award, a presidential award for corporate leadership.

Public policy work[edit]

He has served as a:


He is one of the inventors listed on U.S. Patent #7028405, entitled "Vibratory Shaver", and U.S. patent application #20060238136, entitled "Lamp and bulb for illumination and ambiance lighting".


His extended family is the named benefactor of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He has supported Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. On 28 January 2017, he and the SC Johnson company donated $150 million to Cornell to name the SC Johnson College of Business, which comprises the previously-endowed Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics, and the School of Hotel Administration.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Johnson was married to Dr. Susan Lochhead, a former emergency room physician, for 13 months. Johnson and Lochhead have a daughter.[3][4][5] Their divorce proceeding went for three years.[6] He lives in Racine, Wisconsin.[1]