John Mackey is the current CEO of Whole Foods, which he co-founded in 1980. The $13 billion Fortune 500 company now has over 370 stores. Whole Foods now employs over 80,000 people across the three countries where their stores are located.
A firm believer in free market principles, John Mackey co-authored the Wall Street Journal and New York Times best-selling book, Conscious Capitalism, Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. He also co-founded the Conscious Capitalism Movement.
Among his many recognitions are Institutional Investor’s “Best CEO in America,” Ernst&Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Winner for the United States,” Barron’s “World’s Best CEO,” MarketWatch’s “CEO of the Year,” FORTUNE’s “Businessperson of the Year,” and Esquire’s “Most Inspiring CEO.”
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