Mellody Hobson

Mellody Hobson is an American Businesswoman who is currently serving as the president and co-CEO of Ariel Investments. Previously, she was the chairwoman of Dreamworks Animation. In 2017, she became the 1st African American woman to lead the Economic Club of Chicago.

How old is Mellody Hobson?

Mellody Hobson was born on 3 April 1969 in Chicago, Illinois. As of 2020, she is 51 years old. It was her mother, Dorothy Ashely who raised her as her father was absent throughout her life. She was born the youngest of six children. She is an African American.

Where did she study?

Hobson went to St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago as a child. She was obsessed with studying and even cried on days when she couldn’t go to school. After completing high school, she joined Princeton University from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, by majoring in South African studies in 1991.

How did Mellody Hobson pursue her career?

After graduating from Princeton, Mellody worked as a journalist but eventually started working at Ariel Investments as she was convinced that it was the place for her. She quickly rose through the ranks and became the firm’s senior vice president and director of marketing. In the position, she introduced new ideas and strategies and ascended to become the president of Ariel in 2000. This rise in just a decade is impressive considering the fact that Ariel Investments manages around $13 billion in assets.

In addition to this, Hobson also serves on the board of many other organizations, including JPMorgan, Chase & Co., Chicago Public Education Fund, the Sundance Institute, and The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Also, she is a director of Starbucks Corporation and in 2018 was named the Vice-Chair.

Due to her meteoric rise as an African-American woman despite the racial prejudice in America, she has become well known, well-loved and a role model for a lot of people. She has received acclaim in Time’s 2015 Time 100 list, The Wall Street Journal’s 50 women to watch, Ebony magazine’s 20 leaders of the future, etc. Furthermore, she was also awarded the Order of Lincoln Illinois state’s highest honor by the governor of Illinois in 2018.

What is the Net Worth of Mellody Hobson?

As of 2020, Mellody Hobson has a net worth of around 10 million dollars and currently earns approximately 1 million dollars per year.

Who is Mellody Hobson married to? Husband, Children

Mellody Hobson is married to the famous director of the Star Wars series, George Lucas. They began dating in 2006 after they met at a business conference and got married 7 years later on June 22, 2013.

From their marriage, they have a daughter named Everest Hobson Lucas who was born 2 months after the marriage via surrogacy. She is also a stepmother to George’s three children from his previous marriage. The couple seems to have a strong relationship and their marriage seems to be on the right track.

How tall is Mellody Hobson?

Mellody stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs approximately 56 kilograms. She has black hair and dark brown eyes. Her bust-waist-hip measurements are unknown as she hasn’t made them public.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Mellody is active on Facebook, Instagram as well as Twitter. You can find her by searching Mellody Hobson on all three platforms and as of 2020 she has a following of 14.4k followers on twitter, 25.1k followers on Instagram and has 13k likes on Facebook.

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