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# 554 Jon Stryker 

$5.47B

Real Time Net Worth
as of 6/14/2024
$24.0M (0.44%)

# 554 Jon Stryker 

$5.47B

Real Time Net Worth
as of 6/14/2024
$24.0M (0.44%)
OccupationParial Owner, Stryker
Source of WealthMedical Equipment
Age66
ResidenceNew York, New York
Marital StatusMarried
Children2
EducationBS, Kalamazoo College; Master of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$3.65B
Jon Stryker
Jon Stryker
United States
Net worth: $5.47B

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Biography

Overview

Jon Lloyd Stryker, born circa 1958, is an American architect, philanthropist, and billionaire heir to the Stryker Corporation medical technology company fortune.
He inherited a stake in Stryker Corp., founded by his grandfather, but does not work there, instead focusing on philanthropy and architecture.
He is best known for founding and leading the Arcus Foundation, which supports great ape conservation efforts and LGBTQ social justice causes.

Background

Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Stryker is the youngest grandchild of Homer Hartman Stryker, the founder of Stryker Corporation.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Kalamazoo College and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Stryker is a registered architect in Michigan and serves as president of Depot Landmark LLC, a development company.
He is a founding board member of Greenleaf Trust, a privately owned bank in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and serves on various museum boards, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Stryker is involved in architectural preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings.
His father, Lee Stryker, died in an airplane crash in 1976.

Philanthropy and Activism

Stryker founded and leads the Arcus Foundation, primarily supporting great ape conservation and LGBTQ social justice.
He has given away more than $700 million in his lifetime.
Stryker donated $15 million to the ACLU Foundation in 2021 for LGBTQ rights and HIV issues.
He is a prominent donor to social justice causes, receiving numerous awards for his philanthropic efforts.
Stryker has supported initiatives such as the Equal Justice Initiative, Virgin Islands National Park expansion, and COVID-19 relief efforts in New York City.
He advocates for LGBT causes and has donated to organizations like the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Immigration Equality.

Great Ape Conservation

Stryker is a leading funder of great ape conservation efforts globally.
He supports organizations like the Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy and Save the Chimps.
Through the Arcus Foundation, he contributed over $10 million in 2013 alone to great ape conservation.
The newly discovered Myanmar snub-nosed monkey, Rhinopithecus strykeri, is named after him due to his foundation's support for primate research.
Stryker was named a Patron of Nature by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
He joined the Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation's Council for Hope in 2023.

Support of Hometown and Alma Maters

Stryker has made significant contributions to Kalamazoo College and the University of California, Berkeley.
He established endowments, funded scholarships, and supported campus development projects.
Stryker donated $66 million to Kalamazoo College, receiving the Distinguished Service Award.
He donated land and funds for conservation and educational purposes in Kalamazoo, including the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership.
Stryker supports study abroad programs, enrollment diversity efforts, and Posse Scholars at Kalamazoo College.
He established chairs and awards focused on gender, sexuality, and social justice at UC Berkeley.

Personal Life

Stryker married Slobodan Randjelović in 2016 and has two children from a previous marriage.
He resides in New York City and the Hudson River Valley, owning multiple properties in Kalamazoo as well.
Stryker is known for architectural preservation efforts and owns properties with historic significance.
He placed a conservation easement on his Garrison, New York property to protect riverfront land from development.
Stryker is active in political contributions, supporting Democratic candidates and causes.
He briefly owned an apartment in the Time Warner Center in New York City.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Jon Stryker?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 43.94% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Jon Stryker's net worth of $5.47B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 43.45% compared to 12.43% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Jon Stryker, Medical Equipment is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey