Mackey launched the first Whole Foods store in Austin in 1980 and has since built the country's leading natural and organic food vendor. He's an outspoken CEO, unafraid of wading into controversial subjects like Obamacare (he's against). For the past few years Mackey has shared the CEO job with Robb, a keen organic food advocate who joined the company in 1991. Their division of labor seems to be working: Profits are up 44.4% over the past year.
He rescued the coffee chain. It had record financial results this year. Now the CEO is on a campaign to save the country from its politicians. Here's how he blends capitalism and activism.
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