|Celebrated Name:||Wilbur Ross|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Wilbur Louis Ross Jr.|
|Age:||82 years old|
|Birth Date:||November 28, 1937|
|Birth Place:||Weehawken, New Jersey, United States|
|Height:||5 feet 8 inches|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Hilary Geary Ross (m. 2004), Betsy McCaughey (m. 1995 – div. 2000), Judith Nodine (m. 1961 – div. 1995)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Amanda Ross and Jessica Ross)|
|Is Wilbur Ross Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Investor and United States Secretary of Commerce|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$3 billion|
|Last Updated:||February 2020|
Wilbur Louis Ross Jr. is a renowned American investor as well as current United States Secretary of Commerce. Before he was appointed as the secretary of commerce, Wilbur was a banker. He was known as the King of Bankruptcy because of his experience in acquiring and restructuring the failed companies in industries that includes coal, textiles, steel, and many more, and then selling them for a hefty profit with the operation improved. Wilbur Ross has was a Democrat before he registered as the Republican in 2016.
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Early Life & Biography
Wilbur Ross was born on the date 28 November in the year 1937 in Weehawken, New Jersey, in the United States. He was born to Wilbur Louis Ross and Agnes Ross. His father was a lawyer who later became a judge while his mother was a valedictorian from the Sacred Heart Academy.
Wilbur Ross went to Xavier High School that was a Catholic and college preparatory school in Manhattan. Later, he received his bachelor’s degree from Yale College. In 1961, he attended Harvard Business School and received his degree of Master of Business Administration.
Wilbur Ross has been married three times. He got married to his first wife, Judith Nodine, in the year 1961. The couple had two daughters named Amanda and Jessica Ross. But the marriage did not last forever, and they got divorced in the year 1995. Later, he married Betsy McCaughey, who was a former Lieutenant Governor of New York. The couple got married in 1995 but divorced in the year 2000. After that, in the year 2004, Wilbur tied his wedding knot with Hilary Geary, who is a society writer for Quest magazine.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on November 28 1937, Wilbur Ross is 82 years old as of today’s date 24th February 2020. His height is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and his weight is 75 kg.
Wilbur Ross started his career in the year 1976 with the Rothschild Inc. at their New York Office. He headed the bankruptcy practices of the company for more than twenty years. In the 1980s, he represented Donald Trump when his Atlantic City Casinos faced foreclosure. In the year 2000, Wilbur represented his investment firm named as WL Ross & Co. His firm gains profit by investing in distressed businesses. Later, in 2006, he sold his firm to Invesco for approximately $375 million. Wilbur still serves as the chief strategy officer and chairman of the company.
In 2002, he founded the International Steel Group and then sold it in 2005 to Mittal Steel Company for $4.5 billion in stock and cash. He was also the founder of a fabric company, International Textile Group in North Carolina. In 2016, he sold the company to Platinum Equity. There are lots of other companies formed by Wilbur that are International Coal Group and International Automotive Components Group. Later, ICG was sold to Arch Coal at the value of $3.4 billion. Apart from this, Wilbur was also a member of the Democratic Party till 2016. After that, he registered for Republicans.
Awards & Achievements
In the year 1999, Wilbur Ross was awarded the Order of Industrial Service Merit medal by the President of South Korea, Kim Dae Jung, for his work and assistance in the Asian financial crisis during 1997. He also received the American Irish Historical Society Gold Medal in the year 2014. In February 2015, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun medal for his work regarding strengthening the bond between the US and Japan. He received lots of achievements and honors for his work that make him famous all around the world.
Net Worth & Salary of Wilbur Ross in 2020
As of February 2020, The net worth of Wilbur Ross is estimated at around $3 billion. The Majority of his net worth is acquired from his career as an investor as well as a politician. In December 2016, Wilbur purchased a house in the Massachusetts Heights for around $10,750,000.
In addition to this, he also purchased a $3.2 million house in The Berkshire that increases his net worth. Wilbur also purchased properties in Florida valued at around two multimillion dollars. He also owns an art collection for more than $150 million. He has a great collection of works by Rene Magritte and some valuable paintings of great artists like The Pilgrim that increase the value of his net worth.
Wilbur Ross is one famous investor in America and also known as the United States Secretary of Commerce. He acquires excellent fame and wealth in his career that leads him to live a lavish life. Wilbur Ross donated millions of money for the construction of the new campus of Yale School of Management.