Annette Schnatter

Annette Schnatter

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Updated On February 22, 2022

Annette Schnatter is a businesswoman, celebrity former wife, and also entrepreneur. Annette Schnatter is more popular as the former wife of the founder of Papa John’s Pizza, John Schnatter. Also, she also used to help her husband in his pizza business.

Early Life

Annette Schnatter was born on 11th February 1960, in America. As of 2021, her age must be sixty-one years old and her sun sign is Cancer. Similarly, she is an American citizen and follows the Christian religion. The businesswoman obviously is well-educated and must have completed a higher-level education. However, there is no further information about her education, parents, and many more since Schnatter has been very secretive from the very beginning of her popularity journey.

Career and Professional Life

Annette Schnatter began her career after her wedding with the American entrepreneur. She then started serving together with her husband, John in order to enlarge his business of Pizza. After some time of the couple’s marriage, John gave the franchisees company to her. So, Schnatter currently owns more than 1700 franchisees of Papa John’s Company. She was living a deluxe and peaceful life. Moreover, she is a very responsible and talented person who has been holding her husband’s business very well.

Her former husband’s career

John Schnatter found ‘Papa John’s Pizza in the year 1984. Then, John sold his 1971 ‘Z28 Chevrolet Camaro’ and bought used pizza tools for $1,600. He also transformed a broom closet behind ‘Mick’s Lounge’ and began selling pizzas to the pub’s customers. Eventually, his pizza turned out to be famous and he has to take his business to their neighboring space in the year 1985. The style of eating the ‘Papa John’s Pizza’ was formed in the same year which was by dipping sauce which was made for pizzas. After then, it became the trend to eat the pizza with the sauce.

‘Papa John’s Pizza’ was formed worldwide in the year 1993. It had five hundred stores by 1994 and one thousand five hundred stores by 1997. In fact, in the year 1998, the entrepreneur got the name ‘National Ernst & Young Retail/Consumer Entrepreneur of The Year’. Also, the ‘National Jaycees Organization’ gave him the name among the 10 Outstanding Young Americans in the year 2000. In 2007, was introduced into the ‘Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame’ and in 2010 into the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

Then, he turned into a member of an American social fraternity, ‘Alpha Tau Omega’ in the year 2012. After then, John and ‘Papa John’s Pizza’ started getting the media’s attention from the year 2012 after his comments about the Affordable Care Act. After the controversy that breaks out on the comments he made about ‘NFL’, John declared on 21st December 2017, that he would resign from the post of CEO of ‘Papa John’s Pizza’. On 1st January 2018, Steve Richie became the Chief Operating Officer of the company by replacing Schnatter.

More about her career

Even after the resignation, John Schnatter was still working as chairman of the BOD of the company. The company also declared that John Schnatter would resume being present in commercials and on the pizza boxes of the restaurant chain. On 11th July 2018, it was again declared that John Schnatter was using the ‘N-word’ when he was still on a conference call together with Laundry Service who is a marketing agency. Then, he told that Colonel Sanders was also using the word and never went through the public shout.

After the call, the owner of Laundry Service even stopped the contract which was made with ‘Papa John’s Pizza’. On 11th July 2018, John again resigned from the post of chairman of the board. Later in the same day, John resigned his post on the board of trustees of the ‘University of Louisville’. After John resigned, ‘Papa John’s Pizza’ stopped him from having entrance to the company’s business records. This led Schnatter to file a lawsuit against the company on July 26, 2018, so that he can have access to its books and history. The company even brought a ‘poison pill’ plan to control the possibility of Schnatter buying back most of the post in the company.

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Caption: Annette Schnatter with her husband at an event (Source: Daily Mail)

Net Worth

As of now, Annette Schnatter has a stunning net worth of $500 million. Similarly, her salary is between $1 million to $2 million. She obviously earns them from her Pizza business company. Moreover, Schnatter and her former husband are the owners of several houses adding the most expensive one which is worth $11 million in Louisville. Together, they also have a $23 million condo in Deer Valley, Utah, and a $6 million condo in Naples, Florida. Moreover, the pair also contributes some money as the charity works.

Relationship Status and Controversy

Annette Schnatter was previously married to the famous entrepreneur, John Schnatter who is also known as Papa John. Their wedding was on 11th April 1987. John’s love for Anette Schnatter is very huge that he even gave his business off the franchisees which is Papa John’s Pizza to her in the year 1989. Also, they even began delivering pizza to the nightclub in Jeffersonville after the three years of their wedding. Together, the couple has three kids and they are Danielle Schnatter, Beay Schnatter, and Kristine Schnatter. Also, her daughter, Danielle Schnatter is an independent consultant of Arbonne International.

There was a scandal about her husband that he announced to resign from the post of CEO of the company he founded. He also told that Steve Ritchie will be the new Chief Operator Officer of the company. Moreover, John also explains that the decision was taken with the approval of his wife and family as well. Then in the year 2019, there was another rumor that she and John were getting divorced. From 1st April 2019, the couple began living separately. In addition, in an interview, John said that “Annette is the finest human being I’ve ever met”.

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Caption: Annette Schnatter with her former husband (Source: Pinterest)

Body Measurement and Social Media

Regarding the physical appearance of the businesswoman, Annette has a good height of 5 feet 4 inches or else 163 cm or 1.63 m. Schnatter has a bodyweight of 52 kg or 114 lbs. Similarly, she has a fair complexion with small blonde hair and beautiful blue eyes. Also, the businesswoman has a very slim body type and is alive till now. Apart from this, there is no information about her body measurement, dress size, shoe size, and bra cup size as well.

Talking about the businesswoman’s presence on the social media platform, she has not been active on any of the social media platforms to this day. However, her former husband, John is quite active on Instagram where he has 165 thousand followers. Both of them have been maintaining a low-profile everywhere. Also, they are not very active on social media platforms even after being popular personalities.

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