Laurene Powell Jobs is American business executive and widow of Apple Inc. co-founder, Steve Jobs. She has an estimated net worth of $20.8 billion as of October 2018, according to Forbes. Laurene Powell Jobs is the founder and chairperson of Emerson Collective.
Laurene was born on November 6, 1963, in West Mildford, New Jersey. She gained a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, a BS in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1985, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1991. In the same year, she married Steve Jobs.
Before joining the business school, Powell worked with Merrill Lynch Asset Management. She spent three years at Goldman Sachs as a fixed-income trading strategist.
Today Powell’s Emerson Collective advocates for policies concerning education and immigration reform, environmental conservation and social justice. She is the co-founder and president of Board of College Track, which prepares disadvantaged high school students for college.
Powell controls Laurene Powell Jobs Trust, which owns around 8 percent of The Walt Disney Company. She is a backer and board member at the international online magazine Ozy Media. She sits on Stanford University’s Board of Trustees. She also sits on the Chairman’s advisory board of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Powell keeps a low profile. Currently, she resides in Palo Alto with her three children.