Jefferies killing is a famous former American businessman who is the CEO of Enron Corporation. In the year 2006, he was convicted of felony charges related to the collapse of the company. At present, he is serving 14 years of sentence in Montgomery in Alabama. If you are interested to know more about life, profession and net worth of Jeff Skilling in 2019, then you can read this article further.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 25th November in the year 1953 in Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He is the son of Thomas Ethelbert Skilling and Betty. His father used to work as a sales manager while his older brother became a meteorologist. At 16, he started working at WLXT which is a television station in Aurora.
He completed his graduation from West Aurora High School and then received a full scholarship for studying at the Southern Methodist University located in Dallas. He used to study engineering, but then he changed to business and then he started working in a bank after completing graduation. In the year 1979, he earned his MBA degree from Harvard Business School and later became a consultant at the McKinsey Company.
He had a daughter and got two sons from his first marriages. His first marriage ended up in divorce in the year 1997. His youngest child named John Taylor was found dead because of a drug overdose at the age of 20 in his Apartment located in Santa Ana in California. In the year 2002, he got married to Rebecca Carter who was the vice president at an Enron board Communications.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Before starting his career as an analyst, he used to do various jobs before. After completing his MBA, he began working in First City Bancorporation as an analyst in Texas. During 1987, he worked with Enron and helped the company to create a nice market in Natural gas. Later on, he was hired by Kenneth Lay as he was impressed with Jeff and that’s why he was hired as a consultant. In the year 1991, he became the chairman of Enron gas services. He has named the CEO of the Enron capital, and it was responsible for marketing and energy trading. He was promoted to the position of the president in the year 1997.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Jeff Skilling is around $2 million which he has earned by working as a businessman. He has done a bachelor of science in applied sciences in the year 1975. He has also earned MBA degree because he had a passion for starting a business.
The book written by Richard Dawkins titled, The Selfish Gene is his favorite book and also served as a foundation of philosophy for him. He also believes that fear and money are two things which keep people motivated always. Although he didn’t win any awards in his carer, he has been able to accumulate huge wealth to his bank account by working as a businessman.