Jack Crawford Taylor is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is best known as the founder of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company. The St. Louis-based car rental company was founded by him in 1957 and he named it after an aircraft carrier he served on during World War II. Although he has retired as the CEO, he still serves on the board as an advisor.
His company today is known for operating the world’s largest rental fleet with over 1.5 million cars under the brands Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent-A-Car. Apart from being a successful businessman, he is best known for being highly charitable and has donated over 100 million dollars to support numerous causes.
Let us now look at the illustrious family of the Taylors
Taylor Parents- Melburne Martling Taylor & Dorothy Crawford Taylor
Taylor’s parents were from the working class American society. The couple had only two children. Jack is their oldest child and has one brother.
Taylor Spouse – Mary Ann Taylor
Jack married Mary Ann Taylor and had two children with her, a son and a daughter. The marriage didn’t last long and the couple ended up separating.
Taylor Children – Andrew C. Taylor & Jo Ann Taylor Kindle
Andrew and Jo Ann are the only children of Jack Taylor from his marriage to Mary Ann.
Andrew C. Taylor
Andrew is the Executive Chairman of Enterprise Holdings. He is Jack Taylor’s only son, and takes care of the family business and also does charity along with his family. Also, he holds a BBA from the University of Denver and is married to Barbara Taylor. He has donated about 92.5 million dollars to 13 cultural institutions and charities.
Jo Ann Taylor Kindle
Jo Ann is the youngest and only daughter of Jack Taylor. She currently serves as the President of Enterprise Holdings Foundation for Enterprise Holdings. Jo Ann oversees all the charity related work that her family does.
She also holds a BA from the University of Denver and is married to Lee kindle, with whom she has two children. Some of the organizations she has worked with include St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Missouri Botanical Garden, Washington University in St. Louis and Ranken Technical College located in St. Louis.
Taylor Sibling – Paul Taylor
Paul was Jack’s only brother and a mentor to Andrew Taylor during his early days in the business world. He died in September 2012.
As of 2015, Jack Taylor has a net worth of 10.7 billion USD. This makes him the 92nd richest person in the world and the 35th richest in all of United States.