John Menard
John Menard
Real Name/Full Name John Robert Menard Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: John Menard
Birth Place: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 22 January 1940
Age/How Old: 84 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 160 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 68 Kg
In Pounds – 150 lbs
Eye Color: N/A
Hair Color: N/A
Parents Name: Father –  John Menard Sr.
Mother – Rosemary
Siblings: N/A
School: Eau Claire Regis High School
College: University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American S
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Paula Cristine (d.1993), Fay Obaid
Kids/Children Name: 6 including Paul Menard
Profession: Businessman
Net Worth: $15 Billion
Last Updated: April 2024

Many times, when we get into a certain line of business, we do so with the hope of getting the best it can offer. However, the truth is, very few successful entrepreneurs ever thought that their businesses could ever got to the level it is right now. One of these lucky entrepreneurs is John Menard. John Menard Jr. is a well-known American billionaire businessman.

He is also the founder of Menards which is a chain of home improvement stores in Midwestern. Menard is also the former owner of INDYCAR racing team. Apart from his achievements from his profession as a businessman, his success as a father has also made him famous. This is because, he is the celebrated father of Paul Menard who is the former NASCAR Cup Series driver.

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

Biography and Early Life

John Menard’s life on earth started on 22nd of January in 1940 in EAU Claire, in Wisconsin as John Robert Menard Jr. John is the son of John Menard Sr. and Rosemary Menard. He enjoyed being the only child in the family for a short time before he started welcoming new siblings in the family as their elder brother.

He has a total of 7 younger siblings but he has not revealed the names of any of them. John was born and raised in a family of Catholics which makes him a Christian to date. Although he is American, he has mixed ethnicity of German, Norwegian and French-Canadian.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is John Menard in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, John Menard’s age is 84 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024 having been born on 22 January 1940. Though, he is 5′ 2″ in feet and inches and 160 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 150 lbs in Pound and 68kg in Kilograms.


John Menard is a learned person with certificates from different schools. For his high school studies, he studied at Eau Claire Regis High School which serves students from grade 9 to 12. After graduating from high school, John joined University of Wisconsin-EAU Claire and he graduated from the university with a minor in psychology and a degree in business. As it is the norm, after graduating from college, he had to look for a job to carter for his needs. The only job available then was constructing pole building which he did with his friends from college.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

His love life story is not very interesting as has a long story to tell. Although we don’t have all the details about his romantic part of him, there are rumors that he has been married three times in his life. his first wife was named Paula Cristine and things didn’t work out so well between them and they therefore decided to go their separate ways in 1993.

This wasn’t so easy for him and therefore, he didn’t want to get into another relationship without thinking enough about. The brake he gave himself took several years until he met his current wife Fay Obaid. They tied the knot in 2008 and up to now, they are happily married and in love with each other. Menard is a father of six including Paul Menard.

Is John Menard Gay?

John Menard is definitely not gay. His three marriages which has produced six kids is enough prove.

Professional Career

Menard’s first hardware store was opened in 1964. The same company by 2014 had 287 Menards 2005, his company recorded gross sales of approximately $5.5 billion and as at 2013, his net worth was estimated at $8.6 billion. Luckily, his business gets better every years and this made him enter into the Forbes 400 list. He is also listed as the richest man in Wisconsin.


John’s involvement in the world of business is highly notable. And although he has not won any notable award or nominations so far, we cannot say that he hasn’t made it in life. He is one of the richest men in the US making it a notable achievement.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of John Menard in ’2024’

John Menard Net Worth
John Menard Net Worth

When we look at John Menard’s net worth as of 2024, it has been estimated to be $15 billion. John has earned all his wealth from his career as an entrepreneur and founder of the Menards chain stores.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • As successful as he is, he has found himself on the wrong side of the law several times. The first one was in 1997 when he was caught hauling plastic bags full of arsenic and chromium-laden wood ash with his household trash to his home. He and his company were fined a total of $1.7 million for 21 violations.
  • He was again ordered to pay a total of $6 million in back taxes by the IRS for mischaracterizing dividends of $20 million as salary therefore listing it as business expense.

Menard might have suffered severally for being on the wrong side of the law. This has however not stopped him or slowed his vision of being one of the best entrepreneurs in the world.


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