Whitney MacMillan

About Whitney MacMillan

Birth Day: September 25, 1929
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Residence: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alma mater: Yale University
Occupation: Businessman Philanthropist
Title: CEO of Cargill
Term: 1977-1995
Predecessor: Erwin Kelm
Successor: Ernest Micek
Spouse(s): Betty MacMillan
Children: 2
Parent(s): Cargill MacMillan, Sr.
Relatives: William W. Cargill (great-grandfather) Cargill MacMillan, Jr. (brother) Pauline MacMillan Keinath (sister)

Whitney MacMillan

Whitney MacMillan was born on September 25, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Whitney MacMillan was the last member of the Cargill-MacMillan family to serve as CEO of Cargill, America's largest private company, retiring in 1995. 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. He sold his 50,000-acre Montana ranch in May 2016 for an undisclosed sum. The ranch, which was listed for $21.5 million, once hosted Lewis and Clark.
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Popular As Whitney MacMillan
Occupation Food and Beverage
Age 91 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born September 25, 1929 (Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States)
Birthday September 25
Town/City Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Nationality United States

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Whitney MacMillan’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Whitney MacMillan was born in the Year of the Snake. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.

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Whitney MacMillan was born on September 25, 1929. He is the great-grandson of william W. Cargill, the founder of Cargill. His Father was Cargill MacMillan, Sr.. He has one brother, Cargill MacMillan, Jr. (1927-2011), and one sister, Pauline MacMillan Keinath. He graduated from Yale University.


He served as CEO of Cargill from 1976 to 1995. He was the last member of the Cargill family to serve as CEO. During his tenure, Cargill went from $10 billion to $33 billion over ten years. By the 1980s, it became the world's largest grain company, outstripping its European rivals.


The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale is named for him. The Painter Michael Shane Neal has painted his portrait. In 2002, he received an honorary doctorate from Montana State University-Bozeman. He is an Executive Fellow and Teacher at the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Business in Minnesota.


He is married to Betty MacMillan, and they have two children. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As of August 2014, he was worth an estimated US$4.8 billion.


He has served on the Board of Directors of the International Peace Institute, the Salzburg Global Seminar, the Rural Development Institute, the Trilateral Commission, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, the Ruckelshaus Institute, the Burton K. Wheeler Center for Public Policy in Bozeman, Montana and Yale University's President’s Council on International Activities. He serves on the National Advisory Board of the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, MT. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, the EastWest Institute, Care International, Mayo Clinic and the Council on Foreign Relations.

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