If you’re impressed by those numbers, then you’d be happy to know that service managers make more with $52,934 being their average, and general managers really bringing home the bacon with $77,909 being their average salary. While these may sound like enticing pay rates for employees, one can’t help but wonder: how does it compare to what Red Lobster’s current CEO, Kim Lopdrup, is worth?
Lopdrup — which Market Screener notes as having previously held roles at Procter & Gamble, Dunkin’ Brands, and Burger King — is worth more than many would have probably assumed. According to the stock market insight website Wallmine, as of 2013, the food industry vet had a net worth of over $15 million with more than $14 million of that coming from his ownership in Darden Restaurants stock. The remaining almost $1 million, however, comes from the selling of DRI stock that totaled out to be right under $900,000 and was done over the span of 17 years.
Unfortunately, not much information has been given on his current net worth, which just might be because the company went private back in 2014 (via Dayton Daily News). But, with Red Lobster listed in 2020 as one of Forbes’ “America’s Largest Private Companies” along with a $2.6 billion revenue, one can only imagine that Lopdrup’s net worth has significantly increased since the last time it was reported.