John W. Childs
John W. Childs
|Born||1941/1942 (age 78–79)|
|Known for||Arranged the purchase of Snapple|
|Net worth||$1.2 billion (2006)|
|Title||CEO and founder of J.W. Childs Associates|
John W. Childs (born 1941/1942) is an American billionaire businessman, the CEO and founder of J.W. Childs Associates, a private equity firm.
Childs has worked for Prudential Insurance Company, and is the vice president of Canada Carbon. Childs worked for Thomas H. Lee Partners, where he arranged the purchase of Snapple. He has a reported net worth of $1.2 billion.
Childs is a major Republican donor, giving $1 million to Mitt Romney's campaign and $1.1 million to the Club for Growth, as well as donating to the campaigns of Congressmen Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan.
2019 solicitation charge
In February 2019, Childs was charged with solicitation of prostitution in connection with a police investigation into Florida massage parlors. Childs denied the charges. After being charged, Childs stepped down as chairman of J.W. Childs Associates.
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