John Catsimatidis is the President & CEO of the Red Apple Group, a privately held company valued between $5 - 6 billion, with holdings in energy, refining, real estate, media, and supermarkets, and headquartered in New York City.
John and his family came to America from Greece when he was only 6 months old. The values his parents instilled in him - honor the family name, work hard, find mentors - led him to become one of the richest men in America. He is committed to civic duty and philanthropy.
Following a close but unsuccessful run for New York City Mayor in 2013, Catsimatidis launched The Cats Roundtable radio program in 2014. The one-hour Sunday morning show features a series of short, one-on-one interviews with some of the biggest names in politics, government, business, finance, health & science, and more.
John’s interview style is about finding the truth -- the balance in every story. His honest and straightforward approach allows his guests to relax and deliver candid answers that set the headlines for the next day.
Most recently, John launched Red Apple Media and acquired 77 WABC-AM Radio, New York.
Now, four decades later the Red Apple Group has evolved into a diversified corporation that has holdings in the energy, aviation, retail and real estate sectors and over 8,000 employees, with approximately 2,000 located in New York City. John and his wife Margo Catsimatidis live on Manhattan’s Upper East side and are parents to 2 grown children; Andrea and John Jr.
John is a firm believer in giving back to the community and has been a strong supporter of the Police Athletic League for nearly 30 years.
He serves on the Board of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, the Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund, and over the years served in a variety of volunteer positions in the Greek Orthodox Church.