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Hobby Lobby Founder on Forbes Billionaire List

Many thanks to Mike Hartnett of CLN Online for sharing the following information with Scrapbook Update:

David Green, the CEO/Founder of Hobby Lobby, made the recently published annual list of Forbes World Billionaires. Green estimated worth came in at $3 billion, which put him tied for 316th with the likes of Steven Spielberg. The retail magnate placed higher than such legendary tycoons as Mark Cuban, Oprah Winfrey, and Donald Trump on the list.

Hobby Lobby has also been in the news for opening an employee health clinic at its Oklahoma City headquarters, another example of the sort of initiative that leads to its low employee turnover rates. Employees in the company’s health plan will receive free health care at the clinic, while other full-time employees will pay only $30 for an office visit.


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3 Responses to Hobby Lobby Founder on Forbes Billionaire List

  1. zanne koller March 16, 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    I would have never thought the owner of Hobby Lobby would have made the Forbes billionaire list, but it shows the true power of the crafting dollar. Obviously, Mr Green made the Forbes list for “out of the box” ideas like an employee health care clinic. Healther, happier employees are more productive, thus making your company more profitable. Seems like such a “no-brain” approach, but sadly most of Corporate America has not caught on!

  2. Icecat62 March 16, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

    We don’t have a Hobby Lobby here in NJ/PA/DE area. Heck, we only have one LLC left and it’s close to an hour away from where I live. I wish the economy would get better so the scarp stores would come back.

    • Darcy DeBord March 17, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

      Sorry to here you don’t have stores near you….There are scrapbooking conventions in PA…Vally Forge in July…Maybe that would be forth checking out. It is great fun….

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