John Menard, Jr.

About John Menard, Jr.

Who is it?: president and CEO, Menards
Birth Day: January 22, 1940
Birth Place: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Known for: Founding Menards
Children: Paul Menard John Menard III

John Menard, Jr.

John Menard, Jr. was born on January 22, 1940 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States, is president and CEO, Menards. John Menard's home improvement store chain has 306 stores and an estimated $9.5 billion in sales. It competes with Home Depot and Lowe's. His stores are concentrated in the middle of the U.S., spanning from Wyoming to Ohio in the northern half of the country. Menard turned down a job at IBM when he graduated college in 1963 -- he was already earning enough in his own business making agricultural buildings. In 1964, Menard opened his first store in Eau Claire, 14 years before Home Depot was founded.
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Occupation Fashion and Retail
Age 84 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born January 22, 1940 (Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States)
Birthday January 22
Town/City Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
Nationality United States

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John Menard, Jr.’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

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John Menard, Jr. was born in the Year of the Dragon. A powerful sign, those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.

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Menard opened his first hardware store in 1972. As of 2014, his company owned 287 Menards stores. As of 2005 Menards grossed an estimated $5.5 billion in sales. Menard had a net worth of $8.6 billion in 2013, according to the Forbes 400, and is the richest person in Wisconsin.


In 1997, Menard was caught using his own pickup truck to haul plastic bags filled with chromium and arsenic-laden wood ash to his home for disposal with his household trash. Menard pleaded no contest to felony and misdemeanor charges involving records violations, unlawful transportation, and improper disposal of Hazardous waste. Menard and his company were fined $1.7 million for 21 violations.


In January 2008, Menard gave $15 million to support Eau Claire's Luther Midelfort Hospital. The donation will be used for a new emergency services department and to help Mayo Clinic educate and train health professionals. In 2015, Menard donated $10 million dollars to support the Eau Claire Area YMCA. The gift will replace the current five-court LE Phillips Tennis Center that opened in 1972 to become an eight-court indoor tennis center known as the Menard Family YMCA Tennis Center.


In 2013, Menard ousted a former investment partner, Stephen Hilbert, a 20% shareholder in MH Equity, for mismanaging assets and resources.

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