Hilary Geary Ross is an American businesswoman, writer, and avid philanthropist. She is also widely recognized as the wife of Wilbur L. Ross, who served as the United States Secretary of Commerce under President Donald Trump from 2017-2021. Further, the Republican Party member was previously chairman and chief executive officer of private equity company WL Ross & Co.
Apart from that, the couple is notable art collectors and reported to have a worth of $125 million combiningly. The duo together won The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach’s Elizabeth L. and John H. Schuler Award in 2010. They received the award for the guesthouse built on the property next door with the architect Thomas Kirchhoff and interior designer Mario Buatta. Let us scroll over to know more information on her personal and professional life.
Caption: The American businesswoman and writer, Hilary Geary Ross.
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Hilary Geary Ross: Bio, Family, Career
The multi-facet personality was born on 4 July 1950 which makes her age around 70. She was born to supportive parents J. Jeffrey Roche and Patricia Murray Wood in New York City, the US. Her father worked as the editor of a New York-based publication whereas her mother, as a writer at Southampton Press. She has one sibling, elder sister Robin Roche. Regarding her education, she finished her schooling at Hewitt School. She later enrolled at French College in New York.
Hilary Geary Ross: Career & Life Achievements
Geary has made her career as a businesswoman and writer. She serves as a society editor for the American lifestyle magazine ‘Quest’. Also, she worked as a Palm Beach column for the website New York Social Diary. As a writer, she has written two coffee-table books published in 2011 and 2014. Her books feature the intimate portraits of high-profile socialites, celebrities, and many more.
She is also an active philanthropist in different places in the nation. Since 1983, Hilary has been on the Honorary Board of the Boys Club of New York. Then she had designated as President of The Women’s Board from 1988-1990. She worked with several foundations in the past including Palm Beach Preservation Foundation and Blenheim Palace Foundation.
She and her husband Wilbur are art collectors who own a combined art collection worth $125 million. Mrs. Ross continues to sit on the Trustees’ Council of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. as well as the Board of the Ford Theater. Moreover, she and her husband Wilbur has won The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach’s Ballinger Award in 2004. Also, in 2010, they won The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach’s Elizabeth L. and John H. Schuler Award.
Hilary Geary Ross: Personal Life & Husband
Coming over to her personal life, she has married thrice and one divorce. She was married to her first husband, John W. Geary II on 28 April 1973. They wedded at First Presbyterian Church in Southampton. Further, John had worked as a stockbroker in New York Stock Exchange. She was married to him until his demise in the mid-90s. From the marriage, she has produced two children: sons Ted and Jack Geary.
Her second marriage with Peter Green, an English businessman but shortly she got separated from him. In 2004, she married industrialist and financier Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. for the third time. The American businessman served as the United States Secretary of Commerce under President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2021. Wilbur has also married twice before tying a knot with Hilary.
Caption: Hilary Geary Ross and Wilbur Ross
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Hilary Geary Ross: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
She has a net worth estimated at around $155 million as of now. She has invested in several business ventures and best seller books. Additionally, she owned nearly $3 million worth of stock in the company where her husband Ross was the CEO at Boeing. Her husband owns multimillion-dollar properties in Palm Beach, Florida.
It seems that the businesswoman is not active over different social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. But we can see a private Instagram account under her name on Instagram.
Hilary Geary Ross: Body Measurements
She has a well-maintained and slim body that stands to a height of 5 feet 6 inches or 1.68 meters and weighs around 54 Kg. Other than this, there is no information on her body measurements. She has blonde hair color with blue eyes color.