JR Simplot


JR Simplot was born in Dubuque, Iowa, United States on January 4th, 1909 and is the Entrepreneur. At the age of 99, JR Simplot biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 4, 1909
United States
Place of Birth
Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Death Date
May 25, 2008 (age 99)
Zodiac Sign
JR Simplot Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 99 years old, JR Simplot physical status not available right now. We will update JR Simplot's height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, and measurements.

Not Available
Not Available
Hair Color
Not Available
Eye Color
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
JR Simplot Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Not Available
Not Available
Eighth grade dropout
JR Simplot Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Ruby Adeline Rosevear, ​ ​(m. 1931; div. 1960)​, Esther Becker ​(m. 1972)​
4, including Scott
Dating / Affair
Not Available
Charles Richard Simplot, Dorothy Ann Haxby Simplot
JR Simplot Life

John Richard Simplot (Jack) Simplot Company, a Boise, Idaho-based agricultural supplier specializing in potato products, was born on January 4, 1909 – May 25, 2008.

He was estimated to be the 89th richest person in the United States in 2007, earning $3.6 billion.

He was the youngest billionaire on the Forbes 400 at the time of his death in May 2008.

Early life

He was born in Dubuque, Iowa, and he was the third of six children of Charles R. and Dorothy (Haxby) Simplot. Both his maternal grandfather and paternal grandmother were English, as were his maternal grandmother and paternal grandmother. Both of his paternal great-grandparents were French.

The family moved a thousand miles (1,600 km) west to homestead in south central Idaho's newly irrigated Magic Valley; the Minidoka Dam was completed a few years ago. Simplot left school in the eighth grade in 1923 after differences with his father. He then worked on a farm near Declo, Idaho, in Cassia County. As the market dropped, he invented a low-cost way for feeding hogs by giving wild horse meat and potatoes to his hogs. He sold at a profit and expanded into the potato and vegetable processing industry as the market recovered.


JR Simplot Awards

Awards and honors

  • Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement (1967)
  • Hall of Great Westerners of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1996)
  • Honorary degree from Utah State University in Logan (2001)