Billionaire heir to Tyson Foods, 32, has been arrested in Arkansas for public intoxication after being found asleep in strange woman’s bed
- John R. Tyson, 32, was arrested early Sunday morning after falling asleep in the bed of a local college woman. She found him there around 2 am
- Police say Tyson, whose father – also John Tyson – is the chairman of the board of Tyson Foods, barely reacted when they found him at home
- Young Tyson, the heir to the multi-billion dollar company, joined the family business in 2019 and was recently elevated to Chief Financial Officer
- His family is worth a staggering $3.3 billion after building a $24 billion meat business
Tyson Food Chief Financial Officer John Tyson was arrested in Arkansas after he allegedly got drunk and dozed off in a house that didn’t belong to him.
A woman showed up at her home to find Tyson, 32, in her bed. He was charged with public intoxication and trespassing and incarcerated on Sunday morning in the Washington County Jail.
He was seen in orange pants and shirtless at the sherriff’s office. Tyson was released Sunday night on a $415 bond and is due to appear in court on December 1.
The stranger, who says she doesn’t know Tyson, found the heir to a food brand’s multi-billion dollar fortune in her bed around 2 a.m.
Local television state KNWA/Fox24 reported that Tyson’s breath smelled of alcohol when he was found and that he was unable to verbally respond to the police. His movements seemed slow and uncoordinated, according to the local report.
Tyson is the son of Tyson Foods President John H. Tyson and the great-grandson of founder John W. Tyson. His family is estimated to be worth $3.3 billion.
John R. Tyson, 32, was arrested early Sunday morning for public intoxication and trespassing after falling asleep in a house that did not belong to him.
Tyson is seen here in the Washington County Sheriff’s Office after being admitted on Sunday morning
The middle-aged woman told authorities she thought she left the front door unlocked.
Tyson Foods said in a statement to CNBC that the company is aware of the incident but will not comment further, calling what happened a “personal matter.”
The 32-year-old was appointed CFO at the end of September. His predecessor, Stewart Glendinning, was selected to lead the company’s prepared foods division.
Young Tyson, who also teaches at the University of Arkansas business school, joined the family business in 2019 after working at JP Morgan in investment banking, as well as private equity and venture capital.
He attended Harvard University for his undergraduate degree and received an MBA from Stanford.
The Tyson family is estimated to be worth $3.3 billion, and the company, founded three generations ago, is worth $24 billion.
According to the Wall Street Journalhe is the youngest CFO employed by a company in the Fortune 500 or S&P 500.
Earlier this year, a Beyond Meat COO, Doug Ramsey, was fired after he was arrested in Arkansas for allegedly biting a man’s nose in a parking garage outside Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
Tyson attended Harvard and Stanford University before joining the family business – he also worked as an investment banker at JP Morgan and in private equity and venture capital
The meat company Tyson Foods has grown into a $24 billion brand over the past three generations. John R. Tyson is the youngest CFO currently serving a Fortune and S&P 500 company
The Tyson Foods conglomerate has huge meat processing plants in various locations across the country, but is headquartered in Arkansas.