Lynsi Snyder
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In-N-Out Burger Owner Lynsi Snyder Is Still a Billionaire Amid Company Expansion

Ambrish Shah - Author
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Jan. 13 2023, Updated 3:51 p.m. ET

Once named on Forbes' 400 richest individuals list, Lynsi Snyder has built herself a massive net worth to fall back on should she ever decide to take a break from entrepreneurship. As the owner of the In-N-Out Burger chain, Synder has amassed a fortune and even finds time to serve as the bass player in a rock band.

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Given her level of success, many people want to know about Snyder’s professional life — including her career history and net worth — and her personal life. We have details on her parents and her political views. Keep reading to find out how Synder became wealthy and what she's worth today.

Lynsi Snyder

Businesswoman

Net worth: $4 billion

Lynsi Snyder is one of the most successful American billionaire businesswomen. She is the owner and heiress of the In-N-Out Burger chain. After taking ownership of the business on her 35th birthday, the burger chain went on to expand to include more than 350 locations.

Birthdate: May 5, 1982

Birthplace: Glendora, Calif.

Education: Redding Christian School

Spouses: Jeremiah Seawell (2000–2003)

Richard Martinez (2004–2011)

Val Torres (2011–2013)

Sean Ellingson (2014–present)

Kids: 4

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Lynsi Snyder’s net worth skyrocketed after she inherited the In-N-Out empire.

Snyder’s net worth is more than $4 billion, according to Celebrity Net Worth. She was listed as the 831st-richest person in the world and 269th on the Forbes 400. For a decade, Snyder steadily received stake in In-N-Out as part of a complicated trust set up by her grandparents.

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What is Lynsi Snyder’s stance on on politics?

For some, it was surprising that In-N-Out Burger, a company headquartered in the liberal state of California, would donate money to the Republican Party. In 2018, the California Democratic Party called for a boycott of the hamburger chain after discovering that In-N-Out Burger had donated $25,000 to the Republican Party.

The news sent Republican lawmakers and supporters flocking to the restaurants for burgers and selfies touting the company’s values. In-N-Out Burger also donated to the Republican Party in 2016 and 2017.

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The boycott of In-N-Out Burger failed mainly because the company also made donations to Democratic-affiliated groups over the same period. The company has built a strong reputation as being a good employer that's committed to providing fair wages and benefits to its employees. When it comes to political affiliation, In-N-Out Burger appears to be an equal-opportunity organization.

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Source: Instagram/@lynsi_snyder
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Details on Lynsi Snyder’s personal life.

Snyder was born on May 5, 1982, in Glendora, Calif. She's the daughter of Harry Guy Snyder and Lynda Lou. Snyder is married and has been married four times. Currently, she is married to former In-N-Out employee Sean Ellingson. The couple share a son.

Harry and Esther Snyder, Lynsi's grandparents, started the renowned In-N-Out Burger business in 1948. Lynsi was named the sixth president of In-N-Out Burger in January 2010. Snyder gained complete ownership of the business when she was 35 years old. Currently, In-N-Out Burger has over 350 outlets with annual revenues of $600 million.

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An In-N-Out store was forced to temporarily close after it defied COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

The In-N-Out Burger restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf was forced to temporarily close down by San Francisco’s health department in 2021 after the restaurant breached COVID-19 health regulations. The location reportedly failed to verify patrons for proof of vaccination. It was the only restaurant in San Francisco that has been forced to close due to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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In-N-Out Burger claims that it correctly displayed local health directives regarding mask and vaccination requirements, but the store said that it wouldn't enforce the requirements.

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In 2019, Snyder noted that In-N-Out Burger being overly religious dates back to the 1990s. It started with her now-deceased uncle writing Bible verses on soda glasses, like John 3:16. When Synder discovered Jesus, she also wrote Bible verses on fry containers.

In-N-Out Burger is expanding and will open a corporate hub in Tennessee.

On Jan. 10, 2023, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced via Twitter that In-N-Out Burger had selected his state to serve as its eastern U.S. hub. In the audio clip he tweeted, Lee couldn't help but express how excited he was to welcome the burger chain, which he describes as "a great American company" to be coming to his state.

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The burger chain will open a corporate hub in Franklin, Tenn., which should be completed by 2026. Fox Business also noted that the restaurant chain will be opening additional In-N-Out Burger locations in the middle of Tenn.

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