by Claire Berry
Nowadays, many people have developed a growing passion for decorating and introducing beautiful arts and crafts to make their homes, office, and rooms look lovely and attractive.
With the growing interest of people in various home décor materials, arts, and crafts for parties, homes, and offices, different companies are created to cater to the needs of all individuals. One of the companies that have proved efficient in the supply of home décor and other beautification materials is Hobby Lobby. Since its creation, Hobby Lobby has attracted a huge number of fans from all over the world. The arts and craft store is not just created as an average craft store, it has attractive and elegant craft materials that are used to decorate homes, offices, and parties in different styles. The famous art and crafts store was founded by David Green. He also occupies the position of the CEO of the company. As popular as Hobby Lobby may be among decorators, event planners, and homeowners, little is known about David Green. Hence, it is important to discuss some important information about the CEO of one of the most successful art, crafts, and beautification stores.
The table below summarizes the points to note on the information about David Green.
|Information About David Green|
|He Has a Strong Religious Background|
|Green Owns All His Company|
|David Green Doesn't Separate Business and Religion|
|David Green is Pretty Rich|
|David Green Has Successful Children|
|David Green Lives With Controversy||He retrenched his employees with the assurance that God is in control.|
|David Green Never Supported Obamacare||He does not support Obamacare due to religious beliefs.|
|David Green Funded a Museum||He spent about $500 million on establishing his museum.|
|David Green's Museum is Controversial||Some artifacts acquired for the museum were smuggled.|
|David Green Buys Schools and Give Them Away|
With that said, today, I will be telling you the vital information you should know about the CEO of Hobby Lobby called David Green.
David Green is among the few lucky individuals to have been born into a Christian home. The privilege of being raised in a Christian home contributed tremendously to his entire life. The father of David Green was a pastor. He pastored a small local church that had around 35 members. The male siblings of David Green are all pastors while his female siblings are wives of pastors in the town - where they live. David Green is among the active members of the Christian family. He also has his name among the largest individual donors for evangelical ministries in his country.
Nowadays, the business world has got people coming together with their financial resources to fund a company. However, this is not the case with Hobby Lobby. The company is owned and funded by David Green alone. He and his family are the proud owner of the company. He also directs all operations of the company. At its inception, David Green turned the crafts in his living room into a retail monster. As of today, Hobby Lobby has 520 stores spread across 42 states. The onus of managing the affairs and progress of these retail stores lies on David Green.
Nowadays, the population of successful business owners that attribute their achievements to God is extremely low. David Green is among the few businessmen that return all glory to God as regards the success of his business. The CEO of Hobby Lobby integrates his religious beliefs into all his business operations. Whenever his successes in business are mentioned, David Green attributes all he has acquired to God. He believes that all he has in terms of businesses is owned by God. David Green does not follow the Sunday beliefs, he dedicates the major parts of his life to the service of God every day.
David Green is ranked among the wealthiest people in the United States of America. Of all the richest personalities in America, David Green is ranked as the 79th richest. As of today, his net worth is estimated at $4.5 billion. The amount acquired from the sales of arts and crafts is estimated at over $3 billion every year. His net income from the arts and crafts business is highly impressive for the size of his business.
Not all business owners have children mentored to become successful in their endeavors. However, David Green has a different story to tell. All his children are successful in their business endeavors. He and his wife have three children together. Mart is the eldest child of David Green. He is the CEO and founder of the prestigious Mardel Education and Christian bookstore. He also established an entertainment outfit called Every Tribe Entertainment. Steve is the second child of David Green. Currently, Steve is the president of Hobby Lobby. He also established the Museum of the Bible. The third child of David Green is Darsee Lett. Darsee Lett occupies the position of the Creative Director in the Hobby Lobby company.
David Green is among the billionaire and business owners that live their lives with some forms of controversy. The CEO of Hobby Lobby has been featuring in the news recently. This is related to pandemic controversies. David Green was under fire because he retrenched a large portion of the company's employees. The retrenchment exercise cut across all businesses in the world due to the huge economic downturn witnessed worldwide. The retrenchment was not the major reason for attacking David Green. He came under fire because of his response to the sack of the employees. David Green assured the sacked employees that God is in control. A response that was never appealing to the sacked employees.
One of the business owners that never supported the health program initiated by former President Barack Obama. The Obamacare program was created to cater to the health needs of Americans. In 2012, David Green declared his intention not to support Obamacare instituted under the Affordable Care Act due to his religious beliefs. As part of the Obamacare program, David Green does not accept birth control for his employees.
It comes as no surprise that David Green funded the establishment of a museum that focuses on religion. This is because of his strong interest in religion and the strict practice of Christianity. David Green established an incredible Museum of the Bible. The museum was established in the beautiful city of Washington D.C. David Green founded the museum with about $500 million. Today, Steve is the primary funder and manager of the museum.
The museum established by David Green was enmeshed in controversial circumstances. It was involved in some smuggling cases and David Green was indicted to have played some vital roles in it. In the 2000s, He and his family members were reported to have been involved in various deals with artifact dealers from different parts of the world. Some of the artifacts acquired from these dealers were smuggled by forgeries. This action of the dealers was not known to David Green. Also, the vast majority of the artifacts stored in Hobby Lobby warehouses for the museum project were returned to their respective countries of origin. This was because they were designed for the country's cultural purposes.
The act of buying and giving away schools is one of the benevolent attitudes imbibed by David Green. He buys schools and properties and gives them a way to various Christian educational organizations in the United States. Some of his acquisitions include the entire campus given to Zion Bible College. He has also acquired the Ericsson Plant in the city of Virginia. The property was donated to the prestigious Liberty University. The purchase of the two properties was estimated at $27 million. David Green has donated a huge sum of dollars to different Christian universities to save them from debt. One of the universities is the Oral Roberts University - to which he donated $70 million. David Green considers his benevolent character as an act of building God's kingdom on earth. This benevolent act is widely misunderstood in different quarters.
Today, I have discussed the vital information about David Green. Enjoy reading!
About Claire Berry
Claire's journey began with a deep dive into programming and computer science. She honed her coding skills and gained a comprehensive understanding of AI systems, enabling her to create complex and lifelike android characters. Her unique talent lies in crafting compelling narratives that explore the intricate relationship between humans and artificial beings.
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