The Wonderful Co.
Lynda Resnick is the marketing maven behind the Wonderful Co., a nearly $5 billion (sales) food conglomerate that she and her husband, Stewart, own. The Wonderful Co.’s brands include Pom Wonderful, Mandarin Halos, Wonderful Pistachios and Fiji Water. They own 135,000 acres of orchards in Texas, Mexico and California, where they grow pistachios, almonds, pomegranates and mandarin oranges. The couple met in the 1960s when she provided marketing help for his burgeoning alarm business. A former child actress, Lynda dropped out of community college and started her own advertising agency at 19 years old.
Year appointed: 1993