Cargill MacMillan Jr.

Cargill MacMillan Jr.
Born Cargill MacMillan
(1927-03-29)March 29, 1927
Hennepin County, Minnesota, US
Died November 14, 2011(2011-11-14) (aged 84)
Indian Wells, California
Residence Indian Wells, California
Nationality American
Alma mater Yale University
Occupation Businessman
Known for Director of Cargill
Net worth $2.6 billion
Spouse(s) Donna MacMillan
Children 6
Parent(s) Cargill MacMillan Sr. and Pauline Whitney
Relatives William W. Cargill (great-grandfather)
Whitney MacMillan (brother)
Pauline MacMillan Keinath (sister)

Cargill MacMillan Jr. (March 29, 1927 – November 14, 2011) was an American billionaire businessman, a director of Cargill.

Early life

He was born in Hennepin County, Minnesota on March 29, 1927, the eldest son of Cargill MacMillan Sr. (1900–1968) and Pauline Whitney (1900–1990).[1] MacMillan served in the US Air Force and then graduated from Yale University in 1950.[1][2]


MacMillan worked at Cargill for 38 years, and retired in 1988. MacMillan is credited with designing the Cargill Office Center in Minnetonka, Minnesota.[2]

MacMillan served on the boards of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, Twin Cities Public Television, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Macalester College, Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, United Way of the Minneapolis Area, the Johnson Institute, Northwestern National Bank of Minneapolis, Community First Bank, Minnesota Outward Bound School, and the YMCA.[2]

In 1990, he moved to Indian Wells, California.[2] He died at his home there on November 14, 2011 from complications of Parkinson's disease, with an estimated net worth of at $2.6 billion.[1]

Personal life

MacMillan was survived by his wife, Donna, six children, 24 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Obituary: Cargill MacMillan, 84, company heir". StarTribune. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Solomon, Brian. "Secretive Billionaire Cargill MacMillan Jr. Passes Away". Forbes. Retrieved 20 November 2014.

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