Laurene Powell Jobs was born November 6, 1963.
Powell Jobs grew up in West Milford, New Jersey. She earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences and a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. She received her M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1991.
In October 1989, Steve Jobs gave a “View from the Top” lecture at Stanford Business School. Laurene Powell was a new MBA student and sneaked to the front of the lecture and started up a conversation with Jobs, who was seated next to her. They ended up having dinner together that night. A year and a half later on March 18, 1991, they married in a ceremony at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. Presiding over the wedding was Kobun Chino Otogawa, a Zen Buddhist monk. Their son, Reed, was born September 1991, followed by daughters Erin in 1995 and Eve in 1998. Laurene is also the stepmother of Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Steve’s daughter from a previous relationship. She was born in 1978.
Powell Jobs co-founded Terravera, a natural foods company that sold to retailers throughout Northern California. She also served on the board of directors of Achieva, which created online tools to help students study and be more effective at standardized testing. Before business school, Powell Jobs worked for Merrill Lynch Asset Management and spent three years at Goldman Sachs as a fixed-income trading strategist.
On October 3, 2017, reports indicated Powell Jobs had purchased stake in the ownership group Monumental Sports & Entertainment that includes the NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, and Capital One Arena. Her approximately twenty percent stake makes her the second largest shareholder behind chairman Ted Leonsis.
Hoạt động và sự nghiệp
- Ms. Powell Jobs has $20 billion from the stakes in Apple and Disney that she inherited from her deceased husband, Steve Jobs.
- She has been putting her fortune to work through Emerson Collective, the for-profit social impact firm she founded in 2004.
- Her focus is on education, immigration and the environment with investments in Make School, a coding school an electric scooter startup.
- In 2017 she took a majority stake in Atlantic Magazine and has gone on to invest in nonprofit publications from Mother Jones to ProPublica.
- She is also partnering with Concordia Studio to create documentaries with Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim.