Herbert Fisk Johnson III

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Herbert Fisk Johnson III
Born (1958-05-19) May 19, 1958 (age 62)
Alma materCornell University
S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
Net worthUS$3.9 billion (September 2020)[1]
TitleChairman and CEO, S. C. Johnson & Son
Spouse(s)Susan Lochhead (divorced)
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, Wisconsin, 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. 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 applied physics, 1982; MBA in marketing and finance, 1984; and PhD in applied physics, 1986 – all from Cornell University and Cornell's S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management.[citation needed]


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]


  1. ^ a b c "Forbes profile: H. Fisk Johnson". Forbes. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  2. ^ Joe Wilensky (January 28, 2017). "$150M gift founds Cornell SC Johnson College of Business". Cornell Chronicle. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "Fisk Johnson divorce". Racine Journal Times. June 9, 2006.
  4. ^ Michael Burke (June 9, 2006). "Fisk Johnson reaches child support deal, settles divorce case". Racine Journal Times.
  5. ^ Jeremy Schnitker (December 4, 2006). "Ex-wife of S.C. Johnson CEO pays $2.8 million on Fremont". Blockshopper.
  6. ^ Cynthia Dizikes; Todd Lighty (April 28, 2013). "Divorce court weds power and privacy". Chicago Tribune.