An American businesswoman, Laurene Powell Jobs is the founder and Executive of Emerson Collective, an organization that is responsible for advocating various policies related to immigration, education, conservation of the environment and social justice. She also happens to be the President and the co-founder of Board of College Track.
This is an organization that helps underprivileged students in preparing for college. She is an extremely philanthropic soul and even maintains a trust named after her. Other than her social ventures, she is also part of the advisory board of Udacity, an organization that offers higher education at an affordable price. Her venture Emerson Collective is involved in various social causes. In the 2015, she launched a major project of $50 million named XQ with an aim to establish newer high schools in the country.
Laurene Powell Jobs Parents – Names not Known
Laurene was born in West Milford, New Jersey on November 6th, 1963. Not much is known about her parents except the fact that they have two other children other than her. Laurene is highly educated. She secured a BA degree in Political Science from Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences. She also studied for BS in Economics from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Laurene Powell Jobs Siblings
Laurene Powell Jobs has two siblings – a brother named Brad Powell and a sister named Tracy Powell. However, not much is known about their profession or their personal lives.
Laurene Powell Jobs Spouse – Steve Jobs
Laurene met Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, while she was pursuing her MBA at Stanford Business School. He had been invited by the school to give a lecture and Laurene started a conversation with him. The two hit it off immediately and soon started dating. Later on March 18th 1991 i.e. after two years of dating they married each other. The wedding ceremony was held in Yosemite National Park at a hotel named Ahwahnee. The couple has three children. In 2011, Steve Jobs succumbed to a cancer relapse. At his death, Laurene inherited the trust named after him. According to reports in 2013, this trust comprised of shares of Apple, Inc which are worth $38.5 billion and a stake in The Walt Disney Company of 7.3% which is worth $11.1 billion.
Laurene Powell Jobs Children – Reed Jobs, Erin Jobs, Eve Jobs
Laurene Powell Jobs has three children with her husband Steve Jobs. The eldest is a son named Reed Jobs who was born on 22nd September 1992. Their daughter Erin Siena Jobs was born on 19th August 1995. Later, in May 1998, Laurene and Steve were blessed with another daughter named Eve Jobs.
Laurene Powell Jobs – Net Worth
According to the latest reports, Laurene Powell Jobs has a net worth of $19.7 billion. She lives in Palo Alto in California. In 2016, she and her family made it to the 44th rank in the Forbes yearly list of world’s billionaires. As per this list, she also happens to be the richest woman in the technology sector.