Net Worth: $6.9 Billion
- Source of Wealth Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- Birth Place St. Louis, Missouri
- Marital Status Divorced (Mary Ann Taylor)
- Full Name Jack Crawford Taylor
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth April 14, 1922
- Occupation Founder of Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- Education Washington University in St. Louis
- Children 2 (Andrew C. Taylor, Jo Ann Taylor Kindle)
About Jack Taylor
American businessman Jack Taylor is the founder of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company with an estimated net worth of $6.9 billion as of June 2016, according to Bloomberg.
Taylor has earned majority of his estimated net worth of $6.9 billion when he founded Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company, a car rental company founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Clayton, Missouri. It also oversees commercial fleet management, used car sales, and commercial truck rental operations.
Jack Taylor founded Enterprise Holdings in 1958 and has spun its fleet management business in 2011. It is the parent company of car rental companies Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, Alamo Rent-A-Car, PhillyCarShare and WeCar. It is the biggest car rental company in term of sales which exceeded $14 billion in 2012.
In 1994, Mr. Taylor stepped down as the CEO and passed the job to his son, Andrew. He still serves as an advisory director and continues to play a part in the strategic decisions. His daughter, Jo Ann Taylor Kindle, is in-charge of Enterprise Foundation.
Born Jack Crawford Taylor, he went to Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis in 1940 but he left school to join the U.S. Navy. He served as a pilot during World War II and took the F6F Hellcat fighter from the decks of the USS Essex (CV-9) and the USS Enterprise (CV-6).
Jack Taylor is noted for his large charitable contributions. The family fund, The Crawford Taylor Foundation, supports animal welfare, community development, the environment and services for women and youths. Its main focus is helping the organization in the St. Louis metropolitan area. He has given $30 million to the Missouri Botanical Garden and $40 million to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.