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J. Joe Ricketts

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Net worth 2018: $2.41 Billion
Residence: Little Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Country: United States
BirthDay: 16 July 1941
Sigh: Leo
Children: 4
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Creighton University
BIOGRAPHY

J. Joe Ricketts was bornon 16 July 1941 in Little Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States. J. Joe Ricketts is #1061 in List Billionaires People In The World. Online stock trading pioneer Joe Ricketts founded brokerage firm Ameritrade four decades ago in Omaha, Nebraska and took it public in 1997. His company acquired TD Waterhouse for $2.9 billion in stock and cash in 2006 and renamed itself TD Ameritrade. In 2011, Ricketts retired from the board of directors of TD Ameritrade; he still owns 7% of the company and son Todd is a board member. In October 2016, TD Ameritrade said it would acquire competitor Scottrade for $4 billion; the deal closed in Sept. 2017. Ricketts' 4 children are the majority owners of the Chicago Cubs, which won the World Series in 2016 for the first time in 108 years.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$1 Billion

2014

$1.55 Billion

2015

$1.65 Billion

2016

$1.3 Billion

2017

$1.8 Billion

2018

$2.41 Billion

TIMELINE
2017

In September 2017, Ricketts explained his actions by stating "I believe unions promote a corrosive us-against-them dynamic that destroys the esprit de corps businesses need to succeed

2016

In the 2016 presidential election, Ricketts donated at least one million dollars in support of Donald Trump

2014

"As of mid-2014, the Ending Spending SuperPac had supported only Republicans

2013

On September 26, 2013, Louisiana College president Joe W

2012

On May 17, 2012, The New York Times published a story by Jeff Zeleny and Jim Rutenberg reporting that The Ending Spending Action fund had been presented with a 54-page proposal entitled, "The Defeat of Barack Hussein Obama: the Ricketts Plan to End His Spending for Good

2011

Taxpayers Against Earmarks changed its name to Ending Spending in 2011, as part of a broadening of the group's focus

2010

The Ending Spending Fund spent the largest amount of its money on the United States Senate election in Nevada, 2010 in an unsuccessful effort to defeat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

2009

"In October 2009, the Ricketts family acquired a 95 percent controlling interest in Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, as well as 20% of Comcast Sportsnet Chicago

2008

In 2008, John Joseph Ricketts founded The American Film Company, which produces feature films about true stories from American history

2004

In 2004, John Joseph Ricketts founded High Plains Bison, a retailer of natural bison meat

1999

Ricketts served on the board of trustees of the American Enterprise Institute from 1999 to 2007

1975

In 1975, John Joseph Ricketts and a few partners formed First Omaha Securities, a retail securities brokerage firm that through mergers and acquisitions grew into TD Ameritrade

1968

He obtained a bachelor's degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1968

1941

John Joseph Ricketts (born July 16, 1941) is an American businessman and philanthropist

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