Linder is a successful Cincinnati businessman and is among the world’s richest people. According to the 2006 issue of Forbes Magazine’s 400 list, which lists the 400 richest people in America, he was ranked 133 and was worth an estimated $2.3 billion. He helped to expand his family’s ice cream business into United Dairy Farmers, a large chain of convenience stores in Cincinnati, Ohio. With his three sons, he controls roughly 42% of American Financial Group, an insurance company. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Chiquita Brands International and former CEO of the Cincinnati Reds.