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John Francis Welch Jr.

(1935-11-19)November 19, 1935
Died March 1, 2020(2020-03-01) (aged 84)
Alma mater University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Occupation Chairman & CEO of General Electric (1981–2001)
Home town Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.
Net worth IncreaseUS$750 million (May 2012)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Carolyn B. Osburn (1959–1987)
Jane Beasley (1989–2003)
Suzy Wetlaufer (2004–present)

John Francis "Jack" Welch Jr. (November 19, 1935 – March 1, 2020) was an American retired business executive, author, and chemical engineer. He was chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001.

In 2006, Welch's net worth was estimated at $720 million. When he retired from GE he received a severance payment of $417 million, the largest such payment in history.

Welch died on March 1, 2020 of renal failure at his home in Manhattan at the age of 84.

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