Mellody Hobson Lucas a.k.a. Mellody Hobson is an American based businesswoman who is also at the position of president of the Ariel Investments Located in Chicago, Illinois. She is also the former chairperson of the BOD of the DreamWorks Animation. In the year 2017, she became the first African American woman who is the head of The Economic Club of Chicago. Now let’s have a close look at the net worth of Mellody Hobson in the year 2018.
Early life and Biography
Mellody Hobson was born on April 3, 1969, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She has been raised in Chicago only by her parents. Hobson has completed her schooling from Ogden Elementary School and attended the St. Ignatius College Prep high school for her graduations.
She has majored in Public and International affairs from Woodrow Wilson School. She was a scholar student in her class and had a high level of interest in studies during college and school times. Hobson was closer to her mother during her childhood from whom she learned many great lessons about living the life on the right path.
Hobson did not have any affairs during her academic period, as she was more focused on building her career. She started dating George Lucas who was a famous film producer and director in the year 2006. They first met in a business conference.
This couple later announced their engagement in the month of January 2013 and got married in June 2013 at George’s Skywalker Ranch. This couple was blessed with one baby girl. Hobson says in one of her interviews that she loves to spend time with her family after work. Hobson and her daughter Everest Hobson Lucas love to click pictures together and post them on Instagram.
Career, Awards and Nominations
After the completion of the Graduation from the Princeton in the year 1991, Hobson joined the Ariel Investments as an article there, and soon by her talent, she became the senior vice president there and also the director of marketing the products. In the year 2000, She was promoted to the position of President of Ariel Investments to manage the assets of $13 billion. While holding the position of President in Ariel Investment, She was also the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Ariel Investment Trust. She is also on the board of various big companies including JPMorgan Chase and Co etc.
Net worth and Earnings
Being a successful businesswoman, Mellody Hobson has earned so much by way of salary as a president and board of director. She is making more than $4.9 million. Her estimated net worth is $13 million which she has earned as a president of Ariel Investments.
Mellody Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments and also owns the position of BOD in various big enterprises. She is an excellent example for the girls and youngsters to keep them motivated for the studies. She has a significant fan following on the social media platform.