Stephen Ross – Family, Family Tree

by Acton Jhones

Stephen Ross is a US based real estate developer basically known for being the Chairman and the majority owner of The Related Companies. It is a worldwide firm for real estate development, founded by Ross in 1972. Some of the most popular projects developed by him include the Time Warner Center and the Hudson Yards Redevelopment. He is also the majority owner of Hard Rock Stadium and the Miami Dolphins.

Stephen Ross Family

Miami Dolphins is a professional football franchise competing for the NFL from Miami metropolitan area. Hard Rock Stadium is a football stadium situated in Miami Gardens, Florida, serving as home to the Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes. Born in 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, 76 years old Ross has also been involved in a number of philanthropic activities. He has been the biggest donor of the University of Michigan, from where he himself completed his studies. He was also one of the major contributors and supporters during Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in 2012.

Married with four children, Ross now lives in New York, and Palm Beach, Florida, alternating between the two from time to time.

Stephen Ross Parents: Names Not Known

Stephen Ross Childhood

Stephen Ross had a humble childhood, and his father was an unsuccessful businessman. His dad was an inventor, who had invented fuel additives and vending machines. Not making much success in business, he moved his family to Detroit, where Ross’s grandfather managed a hotel. Having started a career as a tax attorney, Ross left his job in Coopers & Lybrand, and moved to the New York City with a loan of $10,000 from his mother.

Stephen Ross Uncle: Max Fisher

Stephen Ross Uncle Max Fisher

Born in 1908 and died in 2005 at the age of 96, Max Fisher was an American businessman and was the paternal uncle of Stephen Ross. Max was a successful businessman with millions of properties and stakes in the market. He also served as a major consultant to a number of US presidents and administrators. Because Ross’s parents could not afford it, he was Max who used to finance his schooling. Ross calls Max as one of his major inspirations and role models.

Stephen Ross Cousins: Jane Fisher Sherman and Mary Fisher

Stephen Ross Cousin Jane Fisher

Although Stephen Ross has several cousins, most notable ones are Mary Fisher and Jane Fisher Sherman. Jane is the former chairperson of UIA (United Israel Appeal, Inc.), and the former co-chairperson of Jewish Agency for Israel Committee in Israel. Mary Fisher is an artist, author and political activist based in America. She contracted AIDS from her husband, after which she started working massively for spreading education about the disease, and encouraging its treatment. She has also founded Mary Fisher Clinical AIDS Research & Education Fund.

Stephen Ross Wife: Kara Ross

Stephen Ross Wife Kara

Kara is a popular jewelry designer based in America. Being a certified gemologist, she focuses on designing fine jewelry pieces exclusively for her private clients. She founded the Kara Ross New York in 2003, where she melds tradition diamonds, platinum and gold along with the organic materials such as maple and ebony. In 2005, she also launched a handbag collection which featured gemstone clasps. Some of her most notable clients include Kate Hudson, Demi Moore, Michelle Obama, Anne Hathaway and Alicia Keys.

Stephen Ross Children: Jennifer, Kimberly, Avery and Drew

Ross has four children, two his own and two step-children, namely Jennifer, Kimberly, Avery and Drew.

Stephen Ross Net Worth

Stephen Ross Net Worth

Stephen Ross has an estimated net worth of around $7.4 billion. He owns Miami Dolphins and a number of Equinox Fitness centers. He is also a majority shareholder of SoulCycle. He is also the sole owner of the 11,000 sq. ft. oceanfront mansion at Palm Beach.