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Wilbur Ross

Wilbur RossAKA Wilbur Louis Ross, Jr.

Born: 28-Nov-1937
Birthplace: Weehawken, NJ

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Private equity, W. L. Ross & Co.

Investor in distressed companies. Net worth $1.2B (Forbes 2006).

Father: Wilbur Louis Ross (attorney)
Mother: Agnes O'Neill
Wife: Judith Nodine (m. 26-May-1961, div. 1995, two daughters)
Daughter: Jessica
Daughter: Amanda
Wife: Betsy McCaughey Ross (Lt. Governor of New York, div. 2000)
Wife: Hilary Geary (m. 9-Oct-2004)

    High School: Xavier High School, Manhattan, NY
    University: BA English Literature, Yale University (1959)
    University: MBA, Harvard Business School (1961)
    Administrator: Board of Advisors, Yale School of Management

    W. L. Ross & Co. Founder, CEO (2000-)
    Rothschild private equity fund manager (1997-1999)
    Rothschild (1976-97)
    International Steel Group (2002-04)
    Member of the Board of Arcelor Mittal (2006-)
    Member of the Board of International Textile Group
    Member of the Board of International Coal Group (as Chairman 2004-)
    Member of the Board of Mittal Steel (2004-06)
    Member of the Board of Montpelier Re Holdings (2006-)
    Member of the Board of Syms Corporation
    American Bankruptcy Institute
    Business Roundtable
    Committee on Capital Markets Regulation
    Friends of Mark Foley
    Japan Society
    John McCain 2008
    Partnership for New York City Board of Directors
    Restore Our Future
    Romney Victory Inc.
    Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee
    Smithsonian Institution Chairman, National Board (past)
    Turnaround Management Association
    US-India Business Council Chairman's Circle
    US-Russia Investment Fund Board of Directors
    Risk Factors: Obesity

Appears on the cover of:
Business Week, 22-Dec-2003, DETAILS: Is Wilbur Ross Crazy? He's betting big on busted industries like steel, textiles, and telecom. Where others see risk, he sees gold. By Nanette Brynes


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