Weight Watchers was founded in Queens, New York by housewife and mother, Jean Nidetch in 1963. Heinz bought the company for $78 million in 1978, and sold it to private equity firm Artal Luxembourg in 1999 for $735 million. Oprah Winfrey became spokesperson and part-owner in 2015. Weight Watchers rebranded itself WW International in 2018, as its focus moves towards overall health and wellness.
|WW International Inc||USA||website|
| Artal Group SA
owns 46% of WW International Inc
|WW International Inc|
WW Good is a non-profit organisation working to make health and wellness accessible to all, regardless of income level. Since establishment is 2018, WW Good has donated over US$2.3 million and 13.4 million serving of fresh produce.
Source: company website (2020)
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Source: Open Secrets (2020)
|Revenue||US$1.5 billion in 2018|
|Employees||18,000 in 2017|
|Address||New York, New York, USA|
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