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Carol Jenkins Barnett

Chairman, Publix Super Markets
Carol Jenkins Barnett’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $1.53 Billion
Residence: Lakeland, Florida
Country: United States
BirthDay: 30 September 1956
Sigh: Libra
Children: 2
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Florida Southern College

Carol Jenkins Barnett was bornon 30 September 1956 in Lakeland, Florida, United States, is Chairman, Publix Super Markets. Carol Jenkins Barnett is #1518 in List Billionaires People In The World. Carol Jenkins Barnett is the daughter of Publix supermarket founder George Jenkins and an heir to the Florida-based fortune. She owns just under 5% of the business, which is the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. After 33 years on the Publix board, she stepped down in June 2016 following a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's disease. Publix, founded in 1930, employs 188,000 people in 1,152 stores across 7 states and has revenues of $34 billion. She started working for Publix at age 16.


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In 2017, Barnett received the Chiles Advocacy Award, Florida’s highest honor for serving its children


In 2016, Jenkins Barnett was inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame


In 2015, Barnett received the Women in Philanthropy award, a national honor bestowed by the United Way Women’s Leadership Council for her work developing a number of early childhood initiatives, including the ReadingPals literacy program that spread throughout Florida


and Barney Barnett Learning Center that opened in 2014


In 2012, the Barnetts were the primary donors to build a $5


In 2011, Florida Southern College announced an undisclosed contribution from Jenkins Barnett in honor of her husband, Barney Barnett, a graduate of Florida Southern


I remember attending the 100th store opening when I was eight


She has been included in a Forbes magazine list of The World's Billionaires every year since 2008


In 2004, Barnett was presented with the Florida Arts Recognition Award by the Secretary of State of Florida to honor people who support art and culture in Florida


Since 1991, Jenkins Barnett has served as President of Publix Super Market Charities


"In 1983, Jenkins Barnett joined the Publix Board of Directors and served in that role until 2016


Carol was born in 1956 when Publix was in its heydey


Barnett was named a Notable Member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, an honor given to only 18 women since the association’s founding in 1901

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