What is Laurene Powell Jobs’s net worth? Founder of the Emerson Collective, Laurene Powell Jobs has an insane fortune.
Since Steve Jobs‘ death in 2011, his widow Laurene Powell Jobs has been keeping busy as the founder of the Emerson Collective, an organization she started in 2004 that focuses on education reform and immigration reform, among other important issues.
Unlike her late husband, Powell is publicly dedicated to charitable and environmental causes. So, how much is Powell worth right now? Keep reading to find out.
What is Laurene Powell Jobs’ net worth?
According to Forbes, Powell is worth an estimated $12.2 billion. At the time of Jobs’ death, Powell inherited billions of dollars of stock in Apple and Disney from her late husband.
Powell is also considered the ninth-richest woman in tech and owns a majority stake in The Atlantic magazine. In comparison, her boyfriend Daniel Humm is worth $118 million.
LAURENE POWELL JOBS Profile Summary
Laurene Powell Jobs is the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs and the founder of the Emerson Collective. She also manages the Laurene Powell Jobs Trust.
- Profession: Founder of the Emerson Collective
- Net worth: $12.2 billion
- Birthplace: West Milford, N.J.
- Birthdate: November 6, 1963
- Marriage: Steve Jobs (1991–2011)
- Children: Reed, Erin, and Eve Jobs
- Education: University of Pennsylvania (BS), Stanford University (MBA)
Philanthropy-wise, she has donated millions to political campaigns and sits on the board of directors of College Track, Conservation International, and Stanford University (her alma mater).
She is also a founding member of the Climate Leadership Council and is preparing to invest $3.5 billion into climate-focused initiatives in the next 10 years, according to her organization the Emerson Collective.
However, Powell’s kids with Jobs shouldn’t expect to inherit any of the family’s wealth.
“I inherited my wealth from my husband, who didn’t care about the accumulation of wealth,” she told the NYT. “I’m not interested in legacy wealth buildings, and my children know that … Steve wasn’t interested in that. If I live long enough, it ends with me.”
The couple had three children: Eve, an accomplished equestrian, architect Erin, and Reed Jobs, who currently works as the health director at his mom’s company.