John Schnatter Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

John Schnatter

American pizza entrepreneur and television personality “Papa” has a $500 million fortune. The pizza delivery company Papa John’s International Inc. was founded by John, who also served as its former chairman and chief executive officer. Due to his participation in numerous national ads that consistently conclude with the catchphrase “Better Ingredients. Better Pizza, Papa Johns,” Schnatter rose to fame on a national scale.

John Schnatter’s Biography And Net Worth

Net Worth                      $500 million
Full Name                      John Hampton Schnatter
Nickname                      Papa John
Birth Date                      November 23, 1961
Age                                  60 years
Birthplace                      Jeffersonville, Indiana
Profession                     Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Spokesperson
Spouse                        ​  Annette Cox                                          
John Schnatter

John Early Life

Mary and Robert Schnatter gave birth to Schnatter in Jeffersonville, Indiana, on 23 November 1961. He graduated from Jeffersonville High School in 1980 and Ball State University with a business degree in 1983. Robert Schnatter shared ownership of the Jeffersonville bar Mick’s Lounge in the 1980s. He was sure that Mick’s Tavern should provide pizza because he had spent his undergraduate years making money as a pizza delivery driver.

Schnatter Success

Schnatter sold his 1971 Camaro Z28 in 1984 to raise the $1,600 needed to purchase pizza equipment. He found the identical Camaro again and bought it for $250,000 decades later. He began by taking over the entire Mick’s Tavern, turning a broom closet in the rear into a pizza-making area. Additionally, he later changed the restaurant’s name to Papa John’s. When Papa John’s went public in 1993, John owned about 30% of the company’s shares and instantly became wealthy. His stake would make him hundreds of millions of dollars within a few decades and, briefly, make him a billionaire on paper. At the time of writing, Papa John’s had more than 5,300 locations, 16,000 staff members, and annual revenue of $1.5 billion.

John Other Ventures

Evergreen Real Estate, based in Louisville, was founded by Schnatter in 1996. In 2007, Schnatter established Calistoga Artisan Sandwiches as a company. He gave a $1 million donation to the Louisville Zoo’s Glacier Run development in 2008 in return for naming rights to a nearby water park for Calistoga. At the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2022, Schnatter announced the founding of Papa Farms in response to the unhealthiness of processed meals and the growth of commercial farms.

Schnatter Wife

In 1987, Schnatter wed Annette Cox and the couple had three kids and resided in Anchorage, Kentucky. On December 5, 2019, Cox said that they had been apart for eight months and filed for divorce.

John Schnatter


  • Named National Ernst & Young Retail/Consumer Entrepreneur of the Year 1998      
  • Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame-2007                                   
  • Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame-2010.
  • Named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans 2000

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $500 million as of 2022 and he built this fortune from Papa Johns’s. He has several properties, including a $12 million house in Jefferson Country. Additionally, he and his ex-wife Annette Cox possess a $6 million condo in Naples, Florida, as well as a $23 million condo in Utah.

John Schnatter Height & Weight

Height               5’9”
Weight              75kg
Eye Color          Brown
Hair Color         Black


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