Net Worth: $90 Million
- Source of Wealth Fortune 500, American Express
- Birth Place Mineola, New York, United States
- Marital Status Married (Kathryn Chenault)
- Full Name Ken Chenault
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth June 2, 1951
- Ethnicity Caucasian
- Occupation Businessman
- Education Bowdoin College (1973), Harvard University, Harvard Law School
About Ken Chenault
American businessman and executive Kenneth Chenault has an estimated net worth of $90 million in 2012. Since 2001, Chenault has been serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Express. He is considered as the third African-American to have served as the Chief Executive of a Fortune 500 company.
Kenneth Irvine Chenault was born on June 2, 1951 in Mineola, New York. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in history from Bowdoin College, Chenault attended Harvard Law School where he earned his juris doctor in 1976.
In 1981, he started working for American Express’ Strategic Planning Group. In 1997, he became the chief operating officer and Chairman of the company. Starting in 2001, Chenault has been serving as the company’s CEO.
Currently serving on the Council on Foreign Relations, Ken Chenault also works for IBM as Director and Business Roundtable as co-chairman. He is currently based in New Rochelle, New York with his wife Kathryn Chenault and their children.