Source of Wealth: SupermarketsFull Name: Hendrik G. MeijerNationality: AmericanDate of Birth: 1952Occupation: Co-CEO and Co-Chairman of Meijer, Inc.Education: University of Michigan
Industrial and commercial leader Hank Meijer is considered a Man of Commerce and has a net worth of $2.5 billion. He shares a total net worth of $5 billion with his brother Doug Meijer.
Born Hendrik G. Meijer in 1952, he is the oldest son of Frederik G. H. Meijer, former Chairman, and the grandson of Hendrik Meijer, who founded Meijer, Inc. in 1934. It is a chain of American hypermarket which is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Hank graduated from the University of Michigan in 1973 with a degree in literature. He became passionate in doing historical research and in writing years after his graduation. He has written a biography of Arthur Venderberg, the US Senator who represented Michigan during World War II. He also wrote a biography of his grandfather and namesake, Hendrik Sr. The book is entitled Thrifty Years: The Life of Hendrik Meijer which was published in 1984 by Eerdmans Publishing.
In 2001, Hank Meijer became the chief executive officer of the Meijer super center chain. He served as the sole CEO for two years. He then became the Co-CEO and also the Co-Chairman of the company. He also serves as the Director of Business Leaders for Michigan.