Joe Coulombe Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Joe Coulombe

Biography / Wiki

Hard work, dedication, and consistency are the core ingredients in the recipe of success, this line has very well proved by Joe Coulombe, who is the founder of Trader Joe’s, a prominent grocery store noted for its cartoonish design and famous private label wine named Two Buck Chuck, died late Friday at his Pasadena, California, home. His son, Joe, stated in a statement that his father died after a severe illness.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 1930-06-03, this handsome star died at the age of 89 years in 2020. He seems enough tall with his height which is 178 in centimeters and 5’9” in feet & inches. He maintains himself very fit and healthy with a weight of 70 in kilograms and 154 lbs in pounds.

Moreover, he was very conscious about his physique and follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep himself fit as a fiddle with the body measurements of 40 inches chest, 32 inches waist, and 40 inches hips. His personality is enhanced by his hazel eyes and brown hair. His biceps size is 21 inches.

Net Worth

At the time of his death, Joe Coulombe’s net worth was reported to be $16.7 billion. His fortune had grown as a result of his business enterprise. His income and assets, however, are still under review.

Education / Family

Joe was born and raised up in San Diego, California, US, and belongs to the White ethnicity. He was born to his father Joseph Coulombe and his mother Carmelita Coulombe.

As of his education, he completed his education at Stanford University with a degree in Economics. After that, he enrolled at Stanford Graduate School of Business and earned an MBA degree in 1954.


Joe Coulombe

Nick Name Joe
Birth Place San Diego, California, US
Date of birth 3 June 1930
Age 89 Years (at the time of his death)
Height In feet & inches: 5’9”

In centimeters: 178 cm

Weight In kilograms: 70 kg

In pounds: 154 lbs

Eye color Hazel
Hair color Brown
Profession Entrepreneur
Sexual orientation Straight
School Not Known
College Stanford University
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home town San Diego, California, US
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Fathers name Joseph Coulombe
Mothers name Carmelita Coulombe
Brothers Not Known
Sisters Not Known

Career / Fashion and Style

Joe started his professional career at Rexall. In 1958, he was recruited to help test the introduction of Pronto Markets, a grocery competitor to 7-Eleven. After managing six Pronto Markets in the Los Angeles region, Rexall has requested him to close them down. Instead, he had promised to buy them out.

After a decade of honing his technique within a competitive market, he moved his firm from Pronto Markets to Trader Joe’s in Pasadena in 1967. He steered the business to success until selling it to German oligarch Theo Albrecht in 1979.

He was the CEO of Trader Joe’s until 1988 when he stepped down. He has also served on the boards of directors of Cost Plus and True Religion Apparel.

Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More

In terms of his personal life, Joe got married to Alice Steere Coulombe in 1952, when they were both in graduate school. The couple has three children together named Charlotte Schoenmann, Joe Coulombe Jr., and Madeleine Coulombe They had a happy life with their children till his death on February 20, 2020.

Girlfriend Alice Steere Coulombe
Marital status Married
Wife Alice Steere Coulombe


Joe Coulombe with his wife
Joe Coulombe with his wife
Children Charlotte Schoenmann, Joe Coulombe Jr., Madeleine Coulombe


Joe Coulombe with his family
Joe Coulombe with his family

Favorite Things

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Joe Coulombe

Some Interesting Facts About Joe Coulombe

  • Trader Joe’s was started in 1967, with the first location in Pasadena, California, and this shop is still there.
  • Joe Coulombe started the grocery store company with the primary intention of providing high-quality, innovative items at reasonable costs.
  • The initial shop was a grocery store called Pronto Markets.
  • After managing a Pronto Market chain for ten years, Joe changed the business strategy and, with it, the brand.
  • The beautiful tropical Hawaiian shirts worn by the employees complement the nautical concept.
  • Although Joe remained CEO until 1988, the founder sold his part in Trader Joe’s to German supermarket entrepreneur Theo Albrecht in 1979.
  • Instead of a PA system, the business employs uses a bell and a specific code to respond to various requests.

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