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James Leprino

Chairman, Leprino Foods
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Net worth 2018: $3.04 Billion
Residence: Indian Hills, Colorado
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1937
Children: 2
BIOGRAPHY

James Leprino was bornon 1937 in Indian Hills, Colorado, United States, is Chairman, Leprino Foods. James Leprino is #769 in List Billionaires People In The World. James Leprino owns the world's largest mozzarella cheese maker with $3 billion in annual sales. His Leprino Foods exclusively sells to cheese to Domino's, Papa John's and Pizza Hut. The company also makes cheese by-products like whey protein, lactose, and sweet whey powder used in baby formula and yogurt. It started in 1950 with his father, an Italian immigrant, who had a Denver corner store that sold specialties like fresh mozzarella balls. Today, Leprino Foods has more than 50 patents. Those innovations are essentially how Leprino created the "pizza cheese" that Americans eat today.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$2.3 Billion

2010

$2.6 Billion

2011

$2.7 Billion

2012

$2.6 Billion

2013

$3 Billion

2014

$3 Billion

2015

$3 Billion

2016

$2.9 Billion

2017

$3 Billion

2018

$3.04 Billion

Your employees have got to know you're not a phony. They've got to believe in you.

James Leprino
TIMELINE
2017

In October 2017, his net worth was estimated by Forbes at US$3

1990

From 1990 to 2017, Leprino Foods, has contributed $1,521,894 to political lobbying and with "75 to 80 percent of all Leprino political contributions went to Republicans

1956

After graduating from high school in 1956, he worked full-time with his father, but due to pressure from large grocery chains, his father's store closed in 1958, so he started Leprino Foods with $615, focusing on making cheese for pizza, sales of which were booming

1938

James Leprino was born circa 1938

1937

James Leprino (born 1937/38) is an American billionaire, businessman, and chairman of the 's largest manufacturer of mozzarella cheese, Leprino Foods

1926

He was listed as the 265th richest person in America with a net worth of $3

1914

, who emigrated from Italy in 1914, aged 16, settled in Denver, and was a farm worker before starting a grocery store in Denver's Little Italy in 1950

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