John Tyson was born in Springdale, Arkansas, United States. John Tyson is #1059 in List Billionaires People In The World. John Tyson is chairman of Tyson Foods, the food processor that breeds, slaughters and sells the animals that end up in grocery stores across America. Tyson Foods was originally founded by Tyson's grandfather in 1935; John served as CEO of the company from 2001 to 2006. In 2012, Tyson established the Tyson Scholars of American Art Program with a $5 million commitment in conjunction with Crystal Bridges Museum.
"You strive every day to try to do the right thing. It goes back to my granddad, to my dad and the people he had around him and it's reflected in today's company and leadership. We care about our folks, our communities, our farmer relationships."