John Pappajohn

Billionaire Des Moines venture capitalist John Pappajohn was amusingly quoted as saying “Pappa’s in the house” when he dedicated the Pappajohn Business Building at the University of Iowa. Born in Greece and married with one daughter, Mr Pappajohn has donated over $100 million to charity and has served as a director of more than 40 companies. At 16, he began his career running his family’s grocery store in Mason City, Iowa following the death of his father and in the time since built a multi-million dollar fortune. John and Mary Pappajohn regularly feature on lists of the world’s top modern and contemporary art collectors and are now most often spotted sharing their wealth at charity benefits.


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