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Gary Kelly Net Worth

According To Wikipedia Net Worth of Gary C Kelly is at least  $29.8 Million dollars as of 3 May 2019. Mr. Kelly owns over 17,040 units of Southwest Airlines Co stock worth over $641,556 and over the last 17 years, he sold LUV stock worth over $20,422,886. In addition, he makes $8,771,120 as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Southwest Airlines Co.

Gary C. Kelly
NationalityAmerican
EducationUniversity of Texas at Austin
OccupationBusiness executive
Net worth$29.6 Million (2019)

Gary C. Kelly Biography

Gary Clayton Kelly (born March 12, 1955) is an American business executive. He is the chief executive officer and chairman at Southwest Airlines.

Kelly was born in San Antonio on March 12, 1955. Kelly received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Kelly first met his wife Carol in eighth grade. They married in 1976. Together, they have two daughters.

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OccupationBusiness executive
Age66 years old
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BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States
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Gary Clayton Kelly Career

Prior to his work at Southwest, Kelly worked as an Audit Manager for Arthur Young & Co. and a controller for Sterling Software.

Kelly first joined Southwest Airlines in 1986 as a controller. In 1989, Kelly was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance. In 2001, he was promoted to Executive Vice President. Kelly spent 3 years in this role until he was promoted to his current position as CEO and vice chairman in 2004 replacing James Parker who succeeded Herb Kelleher in 2001.

Kelly was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of Southwest Airlines on May 21, 2008, replacing co-founder Herb Kelleher. Gary Kelly also became president of Southwest Airlines the same year, replacing Colleen Barrett when her contract expired on July 15, 2008.

As CEO, Kelly has guided the airline to become the largest carrier of domestic passengers in the United States. He has led the company through a number of transformative, large-scale initiatives including the revamp of the airline’s Rapid Rewards program, the introduction of the Boeing 737-800 and 737 MAX aircraft to Southwest’s fleet, the acquisition of AirTran Airways, the launching of Southwest’s first international service, an update to the airline’s branding, the adoption of the Amadeus reservation system, and large expansion projects at the company’s corporate headquarters in Dallas.

On January 10, 2017, Kelly announced changes to the Company’s executive Leadership ranks with Thomas M. Nealon named as President and Michael G. Van de Ven named as the airline’s Chief Operating Officer. These changes were effective immediately. Kelly retained the title of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Gary Clayton Kelly Awards and Recognition

Kelly was named one of the best CEOs in America for 2008, 2009, and 2010 by Institutional Investor magazine and serves on the President’s Council of Jobs and Competitiveness.

In 2014, Kelly received the Advertising Innovation and Marketing Excellence (AIME) Award.

Kelly was the 2016 recipient of the Tony Jannus Award for distinguished achievement in commercial air transportation.

In 2017, Fortune named Kelly the #3 most underrated CEO in America (after Satya Nadella and Jeff Bezos) based on a survey of Fortune 500 CEOs asking them which of their fellow CEOs do not get enough credit. Kelly received 85 votes.

On February 18, 2020, Gary Kelly was named as the recipient of the 2020 Philanthropic Leadership Award from The Ireland Funds.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gary Kelly’s salary?

Kelly, who has run Dallas-based Southwest since 2008, received $8.77 million in total compensation, including $6.37 million in stock awards and a $750,000 base salary, according to regulatory disclosures filed Thursday.

Who is the current CEO of Southwest Airlines?

Gary C. Kelly (Jul 15, 2008–)

When did Gary Kelly become CEO?

Kelly began his career at Southwest Airlines as Controller, moving up to the chief financial officer and vice president finance, then executive vice president and CFO, before being promoted to CEO and vice chairman in July 2004. In 2008, Kelly assumed the roles of chairman and president. Don’t Miss: Mark Frissora Net Worth

What is Gary Kelly’s net worth?

The estimated Net Worth of Gary C Kelly is at least $29.8 Million dollars as of 3 May 2019. Mr. Kelly owns over 17,040 units of Southwest Airlines Co stock worth over $583,961 and over the last 17 years, he sold LUV stock worth over $20,422,886.

How much does Gary Kelly make a year?

Kelly, who has run Dallas-based Southwest since 2008, received $8.77 million in total compensation, including $6.37 million in stock awards and a $750,000 base salary, according to regulatory disclosures filed Thursday.

Dating & Relationship status

He is currently single. He’s not dating anyone. We don’t have much information about her past relationship and previous engagement. According to our database, he has no children.

Is Gary Kelly married?

Kelly first met his wife Carol in eighth grade. They married in 1976. Together, they have two daughters.

Gary C. Kelly Wikipedia

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