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John Catsimatidis

Businessman
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Born Sep 7, 1948

John Catsimatidis b. 1948, is a Greek-born American businessman. He is the owner, president, chairman, and CEO of the Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods. He is also the chairman and CEO of the Red Apple Group subsidiary United Refining Company. The Red Apple Group also has holdings in aviation and real estate interests in New York, Florida, and the U. S Virgin Islands. He owns and operates the Hellenic Times newspaper. John Catsimatidis has also received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor.… Read More

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  • Grocery King John Catsimatidis Extends His Brand On The Radio
    Wall Street Journal - Nov 14, 2015
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    Rich People Say The Darndest Things
    Huffington Post - Feb 07, 2014
  • Nyc Voters 68 Percent 19 Percent For De Blasio: Who Will Bet On Lhota?
    Huffington Post - Oct 04, 2013
  • Video: John Catsimatidis On The Nyc Mayoral Race
    CBS News - Sep 27, 2013

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CHILDHOOD

1948 Birth Born in 1948.

TEENAGE

1966 18 Years Old Catsimatidis grew up in New York, NY after coming to the United States as an infant with his parents from the island of Nisyros, Greece. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1966. … Read More

TWENTIES

1971 23 Years Old Catsimatidis ultimately dropped out of college, and in 1971, convinced he could make money in the grocery business, he opened his first store on Manhattan's Upper West Side at 99th Street and Broadway under the name "Seven Eleven" (which was not part of the similarly named franchise). … Read More

FORTIES

1988 40 Years Old On October 2, 1988, John A. Catsimatidis married his former secretary, Margo Vondersaar. This was his second marriage. Mrs. Catsimatidis works in the advertising industry as President of MCV advertising and is also co-publisher of The Hellenic Times. They have two children, Andrea and John Jr. Andrea, graduated from New York University and married Christopher Cox, on June 4, 2011, grandson of Richard Nixon http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/09/chris-cox-nixons-grandson_n_532003.html(2011/06/16/New York Times) John Jr is currently a student at New York University. … Read More

FIFTIES

2006 58 Years Old He has made donations to Democratic Party and Republican Party campaigns, and helped run a fund-raiser in 2006 with New York City Mayor Bloomberg for Joseph Lieberman. … Read More
2007 59 Years Old In media interviews during the fall of 2007 and again during an interview with Steve Forbes in March 2009 he repeatedly confirmed his mayoral candidacy. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2008 60 Years Old In 2008 Catsimatidis became engaged in efforts to take over SemGroup LP, a bankrupt oil, gas, and asphalt trading, storage and transportation company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. … Read More
2009 61 Years Old Previously a Democrat (during the Bill Clinton administration), John Catsimatidis was reportedly going to make a bid in the New York City mayoral election in 2009 as a Republican. … Read More
2012 64 Years Old 1 More Event
As per the Forbes' Magazine's list "The World's Billionaires", published in March, 2012, Mr. Catsimatidis ranked #634 with a net worth of $2. Billion. … Read More
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