Mary Barra
Mary Barra
Celebrated Name: Mary Barra
Real Name/Full Name: Mary Teresa Barra
Gender: Female
Age: 62 years old
Birth Date: 24 December 1961
Birth Place: Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S
Nationality: American
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 60 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Tony Barra
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes 2 (Nicholas Barra, Rachel Barra)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Mary Barra Lesbian/Gay?: No
Profession: Business Executive
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $70 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Mary Barra is an American businesswoman. She is the chairwoman and CEO of General Motors. She was featured on the cover of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world issue in 2014. She is also Disney’s board member and a member of the Board of trustees at Stanford University.

Maybe you know about Mary Barra 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 Mary Barra’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

Barra was born in Royal Oak, Michigan. Her father was called Reino and her mother, Eva Pyykkonen. She grew up in Minnesota, a small mining town of Mountain Iron. Her parents are of Finish descent, which was a result of her grandfather, Victor Makela, marrying a Finnish immigrant, Maria Luoma, from Teuva. Her father worked in a Pontiac car factory in Detroit for 39 years.

She started studying at Waterford schools in Michigan and later graduated from Waterford Mott High School. She joined Kettering University, which was previously known as General Motors Institute, where she graduated Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. She later attended Stanford Graduate School of Business on a Gm. Fellowship where she obtained a Masters in Business Administration degree.

Personal Life

Barra is married to Tony Barra, a consultant who they met at their school days at Kettering University. Barra speaks a little Finish considering her descent. They have two lovely children together, Nicholas Barra and Rachel Barra. They live in Northville and also owns an apartment in Downtown Detroit. Barra named Chevrolet Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird are simply her favorite cars.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 24 December 1961, Mary Barra is 62 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. Her height is 1.7 m tall, and her weight is 60 kg.


At the age of 18, she started working for General Motors as a co-op student, where her duty was to check fender panels and inspect hoods and use her salary to pay her own tuition fee. She had other various roles of engineering and administrative positions, which included managing the Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly plant.

Barra became the vice president of Global Manufacturing engineering in 2008, and after a year, she was advanced to the position of vice president of Global Human Resource, which she served for two years. In 2011 she was named the executive vice president of Global Product development where she was responsible for design: so as to reduce the number of automobile platforms in GM and for great success, her vice president’s responsibility was advanced to include Global purchasing and Supply Chain.

As a chief executive of general motors in 2014, she became the first female to head an automobile manufacturer. During her first year as a CEO, they managed to issues 84 safety recalls in 30 plus million cars where the senate called her to testify about the faulty ignition switch that had caused recalls and deaths and became number one suspects claimed to have paid for awards to burnish the CEO and corporation image at the moment.

Policies were created to curb the recalls and encourage workers to report a problem encountered in an attempt to change company culture. She has managed to focus as the CEO of general motors by company transitioning into the tech space by moving forward in the automated driverless car space with major acquisitions. They have also developed the Chevly Bolt EV, which has turned down Tesla in developing the first electric car.

She was elected to the board of Disney in 2017, making her the 12th person elected on the board as well as the fourth woman. She has been managed to be a member of several councils and boards, including a member of the General Dynamics board of directors, among the board of directors of the Detroit Economic Club and Detroit Country Day School, a member of The Business Council. She also serves as a member of the Stanford University board of trustees, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business advisory council.

Awards & Achievements

Barra was ranked #35 on Forbes’s most powerful women in 2013 and in 2018 #2. She received an honorary Doctorate from Duke University and an honorary degree from the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus at Michigan stadium. In 2014 she was featured on the cover of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. She was awarded the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institutes legend in leadership Award. In the 2019 All America Executive Team, Barra obtained the first place in the autos and auto parts sector.

Net Worth & Salary of Mary Barra in 2024

Mary Barra Net Worth
Mary Barra Net Worth

As of April 2024, Marry Barra has a net worth of $70 million. She is one of the richest American women. Her major source of income is from her highly successful business mind that has advanced her positions in the General motors. She holds the position of CEO and also the Chairwoman, which means she is definitely getting a huge sum of money for her responsibilities. Barra is also a board member of several other companies and foundations, including the Board of trustees at Stanford University.

Mary Barra is a believer, and she tackles new challenges with a positive mindset. She has been able to move up the ladder in her career and achieved greatness. Her life is a motivation to many women that they can hold any positions and achieve what they set their minds to.


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