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Laurene Powell JOBS

Primary Position:
Primary Company:
College Track
Estimated Net Worth:
At least $16.3 billion
Source of Wealth:
6 November 1963
United States
New Jersey, United States
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New Jersey native graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985 and began her career with Merrill Lynch Asset Management, later spending three years as a Fixed Income Trading Strategist at Goldman Sachs. She earned an MBA from Stanford University in 1991, and, in the same year, married Steve Jobs, Co-Founder and Former Chairman and CEO of Apple, Inc., and co-founded Terravera, an organic food company. In 1997, she established College Track, a Palo Alto, California-based after-school program that prepares under-served high school ...

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Education History

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Stanford University
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Interesting Facts

According to an October 2015 article in the 'Hollywood Reporter', Laurene Powell Jobs pressured every studio in that movie capital, and high-profile actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale, not to make a film based on Walter Isaacson's biography of her late husband. Attempts to complete the project - which acknowledges Steve Jobs' brilliance while painting an unflattering portrait of his personal relationships - were "actively obstructed" by Laurene Jobs and Apple CEO Tim Cook, according to the director, Danny Boyle. The film was eventually produced, with distribution by Universal Pictures. It starred Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on September 5, 2015.

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Interests, Passion, Hobbies

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Aviation - Private Jet
Description: Owns a 2013 Gulfstream G650 twin-engine business jet airplane with registration number N2N and serial number 6053; also owns Gulfstream G-V business jet with registration number N586GV and serial number V-586.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Politics
Description: Generous political donor has contributed more than $900,000 to Democratic candidates and causes.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Human Rights - Women's Rights
Description: Served as a Director of the Global Fund for Women, a nonprofit foundation that funds programs related to women's rights.

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Giving Profile: Generous philanthropist has served on several nonprofit boards including those of: Conservation International; The New America Foundation; NewSchools Venture Fund; Teach for America; College Track; the Emerson Collective; and Stand for Children. College Track, which Jobs established in 1997, helps prepare low-income students from underserved communities for college, providing them with rigorous academic training and extracurricular activities. The program, which operates in a number of locations including East Palo Alto, California, and New Orleans, Louisiana, has trained more than 1,400 students and sent 90% of them to college. The Emerson Collective, which she also helped establish, is structured like a small business and set up as a limited liability corporation rather than a traditional tax-exempt nonprofit, allowing it to make grants, investments and political donations without being required to publicly report its activities. Laurene Powell Jobs and her late husband, Steve Jobs, have reportedly donated millions of dollars anonymously to various charities and hospitals in California, and funded HIV and AIDS research. She reportedly continues to donate anonymously. In September 2015, she committed, through the Emerson Collective, $50 million to the XQ Institute to start XQ: The Super School Project, a campaign to redefine education in the U.S. and to build new schools based on the ideas developed by selected teams of educators, students, business leaders and entrepreneurs. In September 2016, Jobs awarded ten high schools $10 million each for the projects to support innovative education, the recipients include: Design Lab High, Furr High School, Vista Challenge High School, Brooklyn Lab Charter School, Grand Rapids Public Museum School, New Harmony High, Washington Leadership Academy, Summit Elevate, Powderhouse Studios and RISE High.

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