Jimmy John Liautaud
Jimmy John Liautaud
Real Name/Full Name James John Liautaud
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jimmy John Liautaud
Birth Place: Arlington Heights, Illinois, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 12 January 1964
Age/How Old: 60 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 85 Kg
In Pounds – 187 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – James Liautaud
Mother – Gina Gudaityte Liautaud
Siblings: Greg Liautaud, Robby Liautaud, and Lara Liautaud Berry.
School: Elgin Academy
College: Eastern Illinois University
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Leslie Liautaud (m, unknown)
Kids/Children Name: Spencer, Lucy, and Fred Liautaud
Profession: Restaurateur and Businessperson
Net Worth: $2 Billion
Last Updated: May 2024

Jimmy John Liautaud is a popular American Restaurateur and Businessperson. He is most well-known for being the founder and the former owner of the massively successful franchised sandwich fast-food restaurant chain, Jimmy John’s. He currently serves as an adviser to the board of Inspire Brands who is the current owner of Jimmy John’s.

Well, how well do you know about Jimmy John Liautaud? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jimmy John Liautaud’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jimmy John Liautaud to date.

Biography and Early Life

Jimmy John Liautaud, whose real name is James John Liautaud, was born on the 12th of January 1964 in Arlington Heights, Illinois, U.S. to parents, James Liautaud and Gina Gudaityte Liautaud. His father is an entrepreneur. Coming to his siblings, he has two brothers, Greg and Robby Liautaud, and a sister, Lara Liautaud Berry.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jimmy John Liautaud in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jimmy John Liautaud’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 23rd May 2024 having been born on 12 January 1964. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 187 lbs in Pound and 85 kg in Kilograms.


Jimmy John Liautaud received his high school education from Elgin Academy, which is located in Elgin, Illinois, just as the name suggests. After completing his high school education, he went to Eastern Illinois University but chose to drop out after a semester, to focus on his restaurant business.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jimmy John Liautaud is married to Leslie Liautaud and they have three children, Spencer, Lucy, and Fred Liautaud. Spencer is the head of videography at Jimmy John while his siblings are college students. Coming to the other aspects of his personal life, he is very well-known for being a hunter and fisherman. He previously used to hunt big game in Africa on legally organized safaris as well. In 2019, many people called for boycotting his business upon seeing an old photo of him with an elephant he killed.

Is Jimmy John Liautaud Gay?

Jimmy John Liautaud is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation and is neither gay nor bisexual. He is married to Leslie Liautaud with whom he shares three children. Apart from that, there’s no record of his previous relationship(s), if any. Going by his relationship history, it’s clear that he is straight.

Professional Career

Jimmy John Liautaud began his career in 1982 after completing his high school education. His father loaned him $25,000 to open a business of his choice in exchange for a 48% stake in the business. His father also added the condition that if he failed to make the business successful, he would have to enlist in the US Army.

He initially wanted to open a hot dog stand but changed his mind after realizing that the cost of opening such a venture didn’t fit in his budget. He decided to open a sandwich shop by purchasing high-quality meats from the neighborhood market and baking his own bread. On the 13th of January 1983, he opened Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches opened in Charleston, Illinois.

The menu only had four sandwiches at the time. The sales weren’t great due to the location of the store but he countered this by adding delivery facilities. Apart from that, he also gave samples to the nearby Eastern Illinois University dorms. He began earning profit by the end of the first year as a result of all his efforts. By the end of the following year, he paid his father back and became the sole owner of the business. He opened two more stores by the end of 1987.

He met the popular businessman, Jamie Coulter in 1988 who helped him grow his business vastly. Four years later, Jamie helped him sell his first Jimmy John’s franchise, along with the 10 other stores he owned. By 2020, the company had 200 stores and out of these stores, he looked after 20.

He then visited 70 of the poorest performing stores and 18 months later, the stores began performing much better. In January of 2007, the popular private equity firm, Weston Presidio to help acquire better locations for the company. The popular private equity firm bought a 33% stake in the company and also closed on over 100 real estate deals.

In 2016, Roark Capital Group became the owner of the company, and his stake in the company was reduced to 35% but he stayed on as the Chairman of the board. In 2019, Roark Capital Group’s Inspire Brands became the owner of the group. Following that, Jimmy works as an adviser to the board of Inspire Brands.


  • Jimmy John Liautaud was named as the 2004 Ernst & Young Food & Beverage Entrepreneur of the Year.
  • Jimmy John Liautaud was the winner of the 2012 Nation’s Restaurant News Golden Chain Award.
  • Jimmy John Liautaud was named as the “Dealmaker of the Year” by Franchise Times in 2017.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jimmy John Liautaud in 2024

Jimmy John Liautaud Net Worth
Jimmy John Liautaud Net Worth

As of 2024, Jimmy John Liautaud has garnered a net worth of $2 Billion. He has garnered most of his earnings from his work as the founder and operation of Jimmy John’s. Apart from that, he has invested in wines and vineyards which have only made him richer. He has been massively successful in his work and therefore it’s no surprise that he has garnered such a massive net worth.

Jimmy John Liautaud has been an amazing Restaurateur and frankly, it’s hard to prove otherwise. Also, while not everyone is a fan of him, he has impacted many lives through his philanthropic work. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors and hope he continues the good work.


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