John Mackey
John Mackey
Real Name/Full Name John Powell Mackey
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: John Mackey
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 15 August 1953
Age/How Old: 70 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 68 Kg
In Pounds – 150 lbs
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – William Sturges “Bill” Mackey, Jr
Mother – Margaret Wescott
Siblings: 2
School: N/A
College: University of Texas at Austin, Trinity University
Religion: Perennialist
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Deborah Mackey (m. 1991)
Kids/Children Name: Allison Mackey
Profession: CEO of Whole Foods Market, Writer
Net Worth: $100 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

John Powell Mackey is a businessman from America who belongs from Houston, Texas, in the United States of America. He is the CEO of a supermarket chain which he also co-founded, named Whole Foods Market. He co-founded this company in the year 1980. He is considered one of the greatest authoritative advocates in the movement for organic food.

Well, how well do you know about John Mackey? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about John Mackey’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 John Mackey to date.

Biography and Early Life

John Mackey took birth in Houston, Texas, into the family of William Sturges “Bill” Mackey Jr. And Margaret Wescott (Powell). He was given birth on August 15, 1953. John has two siblings. He has a brother and a sister. His father was an accounting professor. He was also the CEO of LifeMark, which is a healthcare company.

Alongside being a professor and CEO, he was also an investor of Whole Foods Market. Unfortunately, his father, Bill, passed away in the year 2004. John Mackey has shown gratitude and thanked his father in the abstract of a book that he has written. The book’s name is Conscious Capitalism. Margaret, his mother, passed away in the year 1987.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is John Mackey in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, John Mackey’s age is 70 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024 having been born on 15 August 1953. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 175  cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 150 lbs in Pound and 68kg in Kilograms.


John Mackey studied philosophy as a student at the University of Texas at Austin, and he also studied religion at the Trinity University situated in San Antonio in the 1970s. He has also worked in a vegetarian cooperative. John did not believe in the concept of achieving a degree which is why he studied for six years at the university and did not take even one degree. He believes that the main reason for his success in business is his generalist approach to learning.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

John Mackey With Wife Deborah Mackey
John Mackey With Wife Deborah Mackey

In 2011, John Mackey’s Whole Foods possessed a market value of $11.7 billion, even though he is famous for his frugality. Even during these days, when he had a market value of more than a billion, he drove a five-year-old Civic by Honda. And even during the current days, he always flies commercial and stays at low-cost hotels.

When John was in his 20s, he experimented and researched many religions and philosophies. There was a rumor at a time that he had chosen Buddhism as his religion. Then John was influenced to follow Christianity for a short span of time by a girl. But finally, after all the experimentation, he decided to call himself a Perennialist.

Deborah Morin has been her wife since 1991. They have no children together, even though he has a child with the previous woman he was dating for a long time. His daughter’s name is Allison Mackey, and her mother is Mary Kay Hagen, with whom Mackey had a long-term relationship.

Is John Mackey Gay?

No, John Mackey is not gay. He has been involved with other women in the past, and as of now, he is married to Deborah Morin. And he also has a daughter, Allison, with his previous lover, Mary Kay Hagen.

Professional Career

John co-founded his first business with his ex-girlfriend, Renee Lawson. It was his first health food store. The name was SaferWay. It was established in 1978 in Austin. They met when they were living and simultaneously working in a vegetarian cooperative.

John co-founded Whole Foods Market. He is also the CEO. He incorporated the business with a worldwide association. In 2007, Whole Foods bought a significant everyday nourishment grocery store contender, Wild Oats Markets, Inc.

John left the situation of Chairman of the Board of Whole Foods Market. He did it on December 24 in 2009. He held this position since 1978.


  • 2003- Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
  • 2007- Top 30 CEOs by Barron’s magazine.
  • 2008- Honorary Bachelor’s Degree from Bentley College.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of John Mackey in 2024

John Mackey Net Worth
John Mackey Net Worth

John Powell Mackey’s net worth is more like $100 million as estimated in the year 2024. His net worth basically constitutes the money he earned by working in Whole Foods Market as a CEO and co-founder.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • John is the CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods Market.
  • He is a vocal member of a political party, the Libertarian Party.
  • He wrote a bestselling book in 2013, Conscious Capitalism.
  • His Whole Foods had an $11.7 billion market value in 2011.
  • He is a Perennialist.

John Powell Mackey is an essayist, writer, businessman, and American representative. He is also the CEO of Whole Foods Market that got established in 1980. He was born in Houston, Texas, on the 15th of August in 1953. John is one of the best influential backers in the nurturing of natural nourishment. Mackey is also considered a solid supporter of free-market financial angles.


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