John A. Catsimatidis is an influential businessman in New York, New York. He is frequently in the news as a prominent voice in the region with regard to many current topics, including business, finance and the local and national political arena.
Mr. Catsimatidis has holdings in a number of sectors. He is the owner of an upscale supermarket chain in New York City called Gristedes Foods. John is the CEO, President and Chairman of the company. It is the largest supermarket company in NYC. John Catsimatidis is also the owner of oil refineries and gas stations.
John’s entrepreneurial spirit has made him a very wealthy man, and he is a self-made billionaire. He is 71 years old, and he has lived in New York since he was six months old. Mr. Catsimatidis was born in Greece, and his family moved to the United States when he was that age. The family rented an apartment in Harlem when they arrived in New York.
He studied for a few years at New York University although he never graduated. John enrolled to study electrical engineering, and, while attending, he worked part-time at a supermarket. He worked his way up, and eventually he became a part owner of the store.
John Catsimatidis has been very involved in politics for many years. He ran for mayor of New York City several years ago. He ran as a Republican candidate, and the race was eventually won by Bill de Blasio. John has been considering running for the position again this year, but he has not made his decision public at this time.
77 WABC AM has been an iconic radio station in the tri-state area for many decades. John bought the station in 2019. The station offers a wide variety of venues. If features talk shows and commentary, news, sports, financial news, and music. John Catsimatidis. He is also the host of his own show.
John and Margo Catsimatidis are philanthropists, and both John and his wife are very committed to their community. They support many worthwhile causes across the state with an emphasis on children and education, the men and women in blue, children’s hospitals, and much more. John Catsimatidis is the father of two adult children.