John Joseph Ricketts (born July 16, 1941) is an American businessman. He is the founder, former CEO and former chairman of TD Ameritrade. He has a net worth of w:US$2.1 billion as of 2017 according to Forbes. He has pursued a variety of other entrepreneurial ventures including DNAinfo.com, High Plains Bison, The Lodge at Jackson Fork, and The American Film Company.
- Islam is a cult and not a religion. Christianity and Judaism are based on love, whereas Islam is based on ‘kill the infidel,’ a thing of evil.
- 2010 e-mail (Wittenmyer, Gordon (February 4, 2019). "Cubs ownership patriarch Joe Ricketts ‘regrets’ racist emails leaked Monday". Chicago Sun-Times. )
- Christians and Jews can have a mutual respect for each other to create a civil society. As you know, Islam cannot do that. Therefore we cannot ever let Islam become a large part of our society. Muslims are naturally my (our) enemy due to their deep antagonism and bias against non-Muslims.
- May 2012 email (Greenberg, Jon (February 4, 2019). "Tom Ricketts responds to latest, most offensive batch of Joe Ricketts emails". The Atlantic. ; Gonzales, Mark (February 5, 2019). "Cubs family patriarch Joe Ricketts apologizes after racist emails are revealed: 'I strongly believe that bigoted ideas are wrong'". Chicago Tribune. )