Mellody Hobson Net Worth

March 4, 2023
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Mellody Hobson was born on 3 April 1969, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and is a businesswoman, best known for being at the head of various organizations, including Dreamworks, Ariel Investments, The Starbucks Corporation, and Sundance Institute. Many also know her for marrying film director and producer, George Lucas. Her exploits in the business world have put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Mellody Hobson? Sources inform us of her net worth that is at $5 million as of early 2016, mostly earned through Ariel Investments. According to reports, her salary is at $1 million per year, handling assets worth billions of dollars. It’s not unusual for her to gain such wealth as Ariel Investments is considered as one of the wealthiest and most successful financial businesses today.


Mellody Hobson Net Worth $5 Million


Mellody graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep high school, and afterwards graduated from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She started her career working as an intern for Ariel Investments, and stayed in the company until her eventual rise, becoming the senior vice president and director of marketing. This was the start of the exponential increase of her net worth. By the year 2000, she had become the president of the company, handling investments worth at least $10 billion. Along with mutual funds and money management Ariel was known for, opportunities to become a board member and head of many organizations also came. Aside from those mentioned earlier, she has also become a part of the Chicago Public Education Fund, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, and Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Mellody even created and hosted her own show entitled “Unbroke: What You Need to Know about Money”, which aired in 2009 and featured various celebrities like Samuel L. Jackson and The Jonas Brothers. She had also become a frequent commentator for “Good Morning America” and was given the opportunity to be a regular speaker for TED.

Mellody has been very active in terms of spreading information about financial literacy and investor education. She became the spokesperson for the annual Ariel/Schwab Black Investor Survey, which studies and influences the investing habits of both Black and White Americans. She has also been a columnist and writer for several publications including, PINK, Money, Fortune and Fast Company Magazine.

Hobson’s various achievements have been recognized and acclaimed by numerous publications. She was selected for Time’s “2015 Time 100 List” with many of the most influential people in the world. She was also featured in Esquire’s “America’s Best and Brightest”, Wall Street Journal’s “50 Women to Watch”, Ebony Magazine’s “20 Leaders of the Future”, Working Women Magazine’s “20 Under 30”, and the World Economic Forum’s “Global Leaders of Tomorrow”. These features were made over several years, showcasing her steady rise in the business world.

Mellody met George Lucas in a business conference during 2006, but they didn’t marry until mid-2013 at Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch, attended by many big names including Harrison Ford, Oprah Winfrey, and Steven Spielberg. The couple has a daughter, who was born via surrogacy. They currently reside in Chicago, Illinois.

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