Jon Stryker Net Worth & Biography
|Popular Name:||Jon Stryker|
|Real Name:||Jon Lloyd Stryker|
|Birth Place:||United States|
|Profession:||Architect, Activist, Philanthropist|
|Net Worth:||$2 Billion|
In addition to being an architect and philanthropist, Mr. Jon Stryker is a well-known activist that advocates environmental and social causes. He is also an heir to his grandfather’s establishment, the Stryker Corporation, which is one of the most successful companies in the United States today. An Alumnus of the University of California in Berkeley, Jon Stryker currently serves as the President of Depot Landmark LLC which concentrates on the renovation and restoration of historical buildings. He founded the Arcus Foundation which he currently leads as the President. It is an international organization that supports ape conservation as well as human social justice endeavors like sexual orientation and gender equality. A renowned environmentalist, LGBT activist, and social-liberal donor, Jon Stryker is the brother of major left-liberal supporter Patricia Stryker. More details follow below.
Life & Career
Jon Stryker earned his bachelor’s degree in biology in 1982 when he graduated from Kalamazoo College. He then attended the University of California, Berkeley for a master’s degree in architecture. He is a registered architect who plies his trade in Michigan, and as of this writing, he serves as the president of Depot Landmark, a company that focuses on the renovation of historic buildings.
His grandfather Homer Stryker established the medical device and technology company Stryker Corporation which the family sold in 2017 for $12.4 billion. Jon is the brother of Pat Stryker and Ronda Stryker. Their family has been listed as the 31 richest family in the United States.
In 2000, Jon Stryker established the Arcus Foundation. The organization has been identified by the Washington Blade as the largest LGBT funder in the United States. A report by Inside Philanthropy names the organization as the largest funder of great ape preservation. The Arcus Foundation has offices in Cambridge, England, and in New York and Michigan in the United States.
The Stryker family set up the Coalition for Progress political action committee and it became the largest PAC in Michigan State’s history as of 2006. When the family still owned 30 percent of Stryker Corp., Jon was a public advocate for the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. However, in 2012, Stryker Corp. announced it would be cutting jobs by 5 percent as s a means to deal with rising expenses from Obamacare. During the legislative battle over Obamacare, Jon Stryker gave $2 million to the Democratic-aligned political action committee Priorities USA Action. In 2008, he spent a combined $66,000 on the Democratic Party and the election of Barack Obama for president.
According to Forbes magazine, Mr. Stryker has donated more than $550 million to causes during his lifetime. He currently serves on boards of numerous nonprofits.
Stryker first became a part of the Global Philanthropists Circle as a member in 2011. He gave Kalamazoo College the sum of $20 million to set up the Jon L. Stryker Future Leaders Scholarship Program dedicated to helping students with financial needs as well as increasing diversity on campus. He previously donated over $10 million to the school’s diversity enrollment efforts. His non-profit organization, Arcus Foundation, donated $25 million to Kalamazoo College to establish the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership.
Mr. Stryker serves on the boards of Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya, Friends of the High Line (a nonprofit group supporting the maintenance of the High Line park in New York City), Kalamazoo College, and the Greenleaf Trust in Kalamazoo. He is the chair of the board of directors for Save the Chimps, a charity organization based in Ft. Pierce, Florida. In addition, he also sits on the board of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has named him as a Patron of Nature.
Back in 2016, Jon and his sister Pat made a $10 million donation to the Equal Justice Initiative. Their donation was to establish the Memorial to Peace and Justice in the honor of victims of racist lynchings across America.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force recognized Stryker’s work in promoting LGBT causes and honored him with its Creating Change Award in 2008.
In 2016, as a donor to several Democratic politicians, Stryker was recognized b Ballotpedia as a “top influencer by state”.
Mr. Stryker and his long-time partner Slobodan Randjelović tied the knot in December 2016. He has two children from a previous relationship. His primary place of residence is New York City, although he maintains a home in New York State’s Hudson River Valley. Previously, he owned a Mediterranean-style house in Palm Beach, Florida. He also owns multiple properties in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He briefly owned a property in the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle in New York City before selling it 2007.
Jon Stryker Net Worth
Jon Stryker’s net worth is $2 billion dollars. Despite being one of three heirs to the Stryker fortune by virtue of being a grandchild of the Stryker Corp. founder, Mr. Stryker decided not to work at the company. Instead, he found his own path and walked it, and became successful in his endeavors as a renowned environmentalist, LGBT activist, and social-liberal donor.