Austen Cargill, II.

About Austen Cargill, II.

Birth Year: 1951
Birth Place: Livingston, Montana, United States
Residence: Paradise Valley, Montana, US
Alma mater: University of Minnesota Oregon State University
Occupation: Businessman and rancher, director of Cargill
Known for: Heir of Cargill
Spouse(s): married
Children: 2

Austen Cargill, II.

Austen Cargill, II. was born on 1951 in Livingston, Montana, United States. Austen Cargill II is one of 14 billionaire heirs to Cargill, the family business where he served as a vice president until retiring in 2001. His great-grandfather, W.W. Cargill, founded the business as a single grain warehouse on the end of an Iowa railroad line in 1865. The family still owns roughly 90% of Cargill, which did $110 billion in 2017 sales across food, agriculture, financial and industrial divisions. Before becoming a Cargill executive, Austen earned a Ph.D. and worked as a marine biologist for the company.
Austen Cargill, II. is a member of Food and Beverage



He joined Cargill as a marine Biologist and joined its Board of Directors in 1995. He later served as its Vice President until 2001. He also served on the Board of GalaGen, a NASDAQ-traded company that sold dietary supplements to treat gastrointestinal diseases from 1999 to 2002 when it went bankrupt.


In 2001, he bought the North Ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana, close to Antelope Butte. The ranch was formerly owned by the Church Universal and Triumphant. He goes ruffed grouse hunting in South Dakota. He lives in Livingston, Montana. He is married, and has two children. As of 2016 he is worth an estimated US$3.7 billion.

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