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William Wrigley Jr. II
American businessman

William Wrigley Jr. II

William Wrigley Jr. II
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Intro American businessman
Is Businessperson Entrepreneur
From United States of America
Field Business
Gender male
Birth 6 October 1963
Age 60 years
Star sign Libra
Father: William Wrigley III
William Wrigley Jr. II
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William H. Wrigley Jr. II (born October 6, 1963) is the chairman and former CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company. On the Forbes 2016 list of the world's billionaires, he was ranked #688 with a net worth of US$2.5 billion.

Early life

A graduate of the Wharton School of Business, Duke University and Phoenix Country Day School in Phoenix, Arizona, Bill Jr. is the son of Alison (Hunter) and William A. Wrigley III (1933–1999), the grandson of Philip K. Wrigley (1894–1977) and the great-grandson of William L. Wrigley Jr. (1861–1932).


Under his leadership the company expanded beyond chewing gum by purchasing Altoids and Life Savers from Kraft Foods' candy division in addition to Spanish confectionery Joyco.

He turned over the office of CEO to William Perez on October 23, 2006. Perez, former CEO of Nike and SC Johnson, was the first non-Wrigley head of the company.

In an e-mail to Wrigley employees dated January 4, 2010, he announced his intention to step down as chairman "as of this month".


  • Joined in 1985
  • Director since 1988
  • Vice President (1991–1998)
  • Senior Vice President (1999)
  • President & Chief Executive Officer (1999–2006)
  • Chairman of the Board since 2004
  • Executive Chairman since 2006

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