Steve Jobs Widow Joins Forbes Rich List, Is Now The Richest Woman In Silicon Valley


Laurene Powell with husband Steve Jobs.
Laurene Powell with husband Steve Jobs.

Forbes released their list of the richest people in the world today, and among the newcomers making the list is Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

Powell inherited Steve Jobs’ massive fortune, which Forbes estimates to be $11 billion, making her the wealthiest woman in Silicon Valley, and 28th richest person in the world.

“A Stanford business school student when she met her husband, Powell once started a natural foods company and was an angel investor in SocialCam, a mobile video-sharing startup bought by Autodesk for $60 million in July.

She also founded 2 nonprofits: College Track, designed to ensure admittance to and graduation from college for underserved students, and the Emerson Collective, which works with entrepreneurs on immigration reform, social justice and conservation. She was recently appointed to Stanford’s board of trustees.”

Other notable people making the list for the first time was Twitter and Square cofounder Jack Dorsey. Square recently received a $25 million investment from Starbucks which valued the company at $3.25 billion, making Dorsey worth an estimated $1.1 billion.

Source: Forbes


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