So I've been doing some research on flouride free bottled water and found that Fiji brand is the purest. During my research into Fiji brand I have found that Stewart and Lynda Resnick own the company. I am curious if anyone have info on any of the other enterprises they are invovled with. I would like to start purchasing Fiji, however, I would like to ensur that my hard earned money is not given to the corrupt. Any info would be much appriciated.
The following info was found on Wikipedia.
Lynda Resnick has been personally involved many companies, as detailed below. Roll International is a Holding Company which the Resnicks use to facilitate their various business ventures. Notable brands currently controlled by the Resnicks include POM Wonderful, and FIJI Water. They also operate large industrial citrus and nut farms in California. The Resnicks met while he was President of American Protection Industries, Los Angeles, CA, and she was pitching her ad agency to get his business.
Teleflora, Franklin Mint, POM Wonderful and Fiji Water are their companies.
Resnick is Vice Chairman of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Board of Trustees, as well as the Chair of the Acquisitions Committee and the Executive Committee. She is also a trustee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In September 2008, she and her husband announced a $45 million gift to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the construction of a new exhibition pavilion as well as $10 million in artworks.
She is on the Executive Board for the UCLA Medical Sciences; the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Milken Family Foundation. In 2005 a UCLA operated Neuropsychiatric Hospital was named for her and her husband, in honor of their involvement. They made a $4 million donation to Children's Hospital Central California in 2006.
She is on the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee at the Aspen Institute. In 2009 they announced the opening of a pre-school billed as one of the first to be environmentally friendly in the United States. The same year they also announced plans to bring charter school, Paramount Bard Academy, to the Central Valley. At Caltech's 2009 graduation ceremonies, it was announced that the Resnicks had donated $20 million towards a "sustainability center" to be named after themselves.
I am continuing to research these companies and associations. Any help would be wonderful. Thank you all!