American entrepreneur and self-made millionaire Kit Crawford and native of Canada, started her career as a sales manager at a small bakery in the 1980s. Today her net worth is $360 million, according to Forbes’ estimates. She attended Sonoma State University, where she earned her bachelor’s in liberal studies and a degree in sign language from Ohlone College in Fremont, California
She is the co-owner of Calif Bar & Co., maker of organic nutritional bars and drinks. Kit served the company as its co-CEO from 2007 to 2013 along with her husband Gary Erickson. Currently they are the company’s co-chief visionary officers. Calif Bar started as a niche favorite among cyclists and climbers. Today it is a household brand that is sold at mainstream retail outlets in 14 nations. The couple shares an 80 percent stake in the company; employees own the rest.
Kit and Gary launched a winery and tasting room in Napa and White Road Investments, a venture company backing businesses that value sustainability and community involvement. Kit Crawford is the president of the Chief Bar Family Foundation and strategic advisor to LUNAFEST, a traveling short film festival.