Billions in annual sales, over 10,000 employees, and beloved brands like FIJI Water: here’s The Wonderful Company Co-Owner Lynda Resnick on telling powerful stories, building a legacy, and owning spaces from pomegranates to pistachios.
|Short biography||Lynda Resnick is a lifelong entrepreneur and philanthropist and the Co-Owner and Vice Chair of billion-dollar packaged goods company The Wonderful Company.|
|Date:||March 02 2020|
Lynda Resnick is the Co-Owner and Vice Chair of The Wonderful Company. A lifelong entrepreneur and philanthropist dubbed as the ‘POM Queen,’ Lynda, alongside her husband and business partner Stewart Resnick, has built The Wonderful Company into a billion-dollar juggernaut in the world of packaged produce. Reporting $4.6 billion in annual branded retail sales in 2018, The Wonderful Company reaches more than half of all U.S. households every year and employs more than 10,000 people worldwide. Each of the company’s brands are the leader in their space: from Wonderful Pistachios, America’s No. 1 tree nut brand; Wonderful Halos, the No. 1 mandarin orange; POM Wonderful, the No. 1 100% pomegranate brand; FIJI Water, America's No. 1 premium imported bottled water brand to Teleflora, the world’s leading floral delivery service. Lynda runs worldwide marketing and product development for The Wonderful Company and all of its brands, and is renowned as the creative spirit behind campaigns as Teleflora’s successful “Flowers in a Gift”; for making POM Wonderful, the antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice, a national sensation; and for producing the iconic Wonderful Pistachios commercials. She also authored the best-selling book on marketing, Rubies in the Orchard and in 2019, she ranked #7 among Forbes’s Top 80 most successful self-made women in America. In 2015, she ranked #11 among Forbes’ inaugural Top 50 Most Successful Self-Made Women in America, and in 2012, she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by New York’s prestigious Bard College. In 2019, Forbes estimated the net worth of Lynda and her husband Stewart at $9 billion. Lynda’s extensive philanthropic interests and activities extend beyond The Wonderful Company, including her role as a major donor to and long-time Board of Trustees member of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1992-2016), where she was honored as a Life Trustee. She is also a Lifetime Trustee of The Aspen Institute, and through the couple's generosity, supports the Resnick Aspen Action Forum. The Resnicks have long supported sustainability initiatives and pledged $750 million in 2019 to Caltech to fight climate change. Lynda is a proud parent of five and grandparent of four, and she calls Beverly Hills and Aspen home.