Laurene Powell
Laurene Powell
Celebrated Name: Laurene Powell
Real Name/Full Name: Laurene Powell Jobs
Gender: Female
Age: 60 years old
Birth Date: 6 November 1963
Birth Place: West Milford, New Jersey
Nationality: American
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 64 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Husband/Spouse (Name): Steve Jobs
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Reed Paul, Eve Jobs, Erin Sienna)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): Yes (Daniel Humm)
Is Laurene Powell Lesbian/Gay?: No
Profession: Impact investor
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $24 billion
Last Updated: April 2024

Famous as the wife of Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell spent the 20 years of her married life in the shadows of her immensely famous husband. But in her own right, she is a businesswoman of great acumen, with businesses that she set up.

Maybe you know about Laurene Powell very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Laurene Powell’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

There is not much information about Laurene Powell’s early childhood. She was born on November 6, 1963, in West Milford, New Jersey. Young Laurene lost her father, a pilot to a plane crash when she was just three years old. She was brought up by her mother, who remarried a few years later. As a child, Powell was intelligent and studious. She majored in economics and political science from the University of Pennsylvania. Post her graduation in 1985, and she worked as a fixed-income trading strategist for Goldman Sachs on Wall Street. After getting requisite work experience, she enrolled in Stanford Business School for an MBA degree.

Personal Life

Laurene Powell was a student at Stanford when she met Steve Jobs. Jobs had come for a lecture “View From the Top” in October 1989 and Powell, and he had a quick chat during that lecture. The couple hit it off from the word go, and that very same day, Job’s canceled a business meeting to take Laurene out on a dinner date.

In The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography, he admits: “I was in the parking lot with the key in the car, and I thought to myself, ‘If this is my last night on earth, would I rather spend it at a business meeting or with this woman? I ran across the parking lot, asked her if she’d have dinner with me. She said yes, we walked into town, and we’ve been together ever since.”

After dating for a couple of years, Powell and Jobs married on 18 March 1991 at Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. Their wedding was presided over by Kobun Chino Otogaw, a Zen Buddhist monk. In a few month’s time, they welcomed their first child, Reed Paul (September 1991). Four years down the line, the couple welcomed their daughter Erin Sienna in August 1995. In three years’ time, the couple was blessed with another daughter, Eve, on 2 May 1998.

Powell and Job’s fairytale marriage came to an end after Steve finally succumbed to his pancreatic cancer in 2011. The grapevine has it that Powell dated former mayor of Washington, DC, Adrian Fenty, for a very brief period. Laurene is now dating Daniel Humm, a well-known chef of Eleven Madison Park. The two have been spotted together, dining out and watching NBA games together. Like Powell, Humm was previously married to Geneen Wright and had two daughters.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 6 November 1963, Laurene Powell is 60 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. Her height is 1.75 m tall, and her weight is 64 kg.


Laurene Powell Jobs co-founded Terravera in 2003 with Thomas Kopp. It is a natural-food company focussed on developing organic raw materials. But once she started a family, she stepped down and concentrated on family life. In 1997, Powell Jobs co-founded College Track, a non-profit organization with Carlos Watson. Given Powell Jobs’s desire to work for social causes, she formed the Emerson Collective in 2004.

The organization promotes social justice and environmental conservation. A huge part of the organization is its contribution to reforming education-related policies. Recently Emerson Collective acquired a majority stake in the magazine, The Atlantic. She launched a $50 million project called XQ: The Super School Project and is now even the chairwoman of its board of directors. This project helps high schools come up with a whole new approach to imparting education. She is the chairwoman of the board of directors for XQ.

Awards & Achievements

Powell uses her money to improve education standards and other social causes.

Net Worth& Salary of Laurene Powell in 2024

Laurene Powell Net Worth
Laurene Powell Net Worth

Laurene Powell Jobs inherited her deceased husband’s wealth, and now her net worth is $24 billion as of April 2024. Powell inherited 5.5 million shares of Apple Inc. and also 64.3 million shares of Disney. She consciously withdrew her shares from the latter, cutting it down to half in 2017. As of today, she is the third richest woman in the United States. On the world’s richest women index, she ranks fifth.  She dotes on her kids and is known to spoil them with luxury at times.

Powell Jobs did not have much of a career herself until recently when she established herself as an investor. Most of her investments have a social cause.


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