S. Curtis Johnson

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S. Curtis Johnson
Residence Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Nationality American
Alma mater Cornell University
Kellogg School of Management
Occupation former chairman of the Diversey, Inc.
Net worth $3.5 billion (Feb 2016)[1]
Spouse(s) married
Children 4
Parent(s) Samuel Curtis Johnson, Jr.
Imogene Powers Johnson
Relatives Herbert Fisk Johnson III
Helen Johnson-Leipold
Winnie Johnson-Marquart (siblings)

S. Curtis "Curt" Johnson is the son of Samuel Curtis Johnson, Jr., who died in 2004, and Imogene Powers Johnson and the great great grandson of S. C. Johnson & Son founder Samuel Curtis Johnson, Sr.. The 2013 Forbes 400 list of richest persons in the world placed him at 166 with a net worth of $3 billion, in a 5-way tie for this place, with his equally rich mother, two sisters, and brother (all of whom live in Racine, except one sister).[2][3]

He was the chairman of the Diversey, Inc. subsidiary of Johnson Family Enterprises. He resigned that position in early 2011 citing "personal reasons", however his bail conditions stated he was allowed to leave the state to conduct business.[4] His sister, Helen Johnson-Leipold now heads the firm.[3]

Criminal conviction[edit]

In March 2011, Johnson was charged in Racine County Circuit Court with sexually assaulting his step-daughter over a period of three years, starting from when she was 12 years old.[5][6] In June 2014, he pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors. The victim had moved to North Carolina and wanted the case dismissed and fought efforts to make her appear and testify. Johnson was sentenced to four months in jail with Huber privileges after 60 days and fined $6,000. He will not have to register as a sex offender.[7] If convicted of the felony charges he could have been sentenced to as much as 40 years in prison.[8][9][3]

Political donations[edit]

Curtis Johnson gave the Republican National Committee (RNC) $15,000 on June 2009. In 2008, he donated $1,000 to the RNC. He gave a total of $2,000 to Representative Paul Ryan, in four separate donations. [10] The S.C. Johnson and Sons political action committee (PAC) donated $99,700 in 2010 alone. In 2008 it donated $94,125 and similar amounts in previous years. [11]



  1. ^ "S. Curtis Johnson". Forbes. Retrieved February 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Richest People in America List". Forbes. January 1, 1970. Retrieved December 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c [1] Archived August 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20121222150751/http://mountpleasant.patch.com/articles/attorney-general-asks-supreme-court-to-review-appellate-decision-in-curt-johnson-case. Archived from the original on December 22, 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Johnson, Mike (March 24, 2011). "Johnson heir charged with sex assault of child". Jsonline.com. Retrieved December 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Billionaire Heir to SC Johnson Fortune Accused of Molesting Stepdaughter - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. March 25, 2011. Retrieved December 25, 2015. 
  7. ^ Bruce Vielmetti (June 6, 2014). "Billionaire Johnson heir gets brief jail term in sex assault case". Journal Sentinel. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120320022529/http://www.wisn.com/news/28949070/detail.html. Archived from the original on March 20, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "S. Curtis Johnson". Forbes. January 1, 1970. Retrieved December 25, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Republican Donor Samuel Johnson Charged With Sexual Assault of Child : Roll Call Politics". Rollcall.com. March 30, 2011. Retrieved December 25, 2015. 
  11. ^ "SC Johnson & Son Summary". OpenSecrets.org. Retrieved December 25, 2015. 

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