- CompanyThe Hain Celestial Group
- TitleChairman, President, and CEO
The son of a grocer from a small Canadian fishing village has become a health food titan in the U.S.—more than doubling annual sales in the last five years, to $2.2 billion for fiscal 2014, and with plans to add another billion over the next three. Founded in 1993, Simon has made dozens of acquisitions, growing the company’s slate of brands, like Celestial Seasonings, BluePrint juices, and Terra Chips into Whole Foods’ largest supplier (retailers like Wal-Mart also buy Hain’s organic wares). Investors can taste the returns: Despite fierce competition, Hain’s stock price has rocketed by over 450% in the last five years. —A.V.