Mellody Hobson
Mellody Hobson
Real Name/Full Name Mellody Hobson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Mellody Hobson
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 3 April 1969
Age/How Old: 55 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 166 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 55 Kg
In Pounds – 121 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Mother: Dorothy Ashley
Siblings: N/A
School: St. Ignatius College Prep
College: Princeton University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: George Lucas (m. 2013)
Kids/Children Name: Everest Hobson Lucas
Profession: Businesswoman
Net Worth: $12 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Mellody Hobson is a very famous businesswoman of the United States. She is the chairperson of Starbucks Corporation. She is also the President of Ariel Investments. She was earlier associated with DreamWorks Animation and served as a chairperson there. She has been featured in the Forbes list of top 100 most powerful women category.

Well, how well do you know about Mellody Hobson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Mellody Hobson’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Mellody Hobson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Mellody was born in Chicago, in the year 1969, on the 3rd of April. Her zodiac sign is Aries.

She was born to Dorothy Ashley. Dorothy was a single mother and worked as a real estate agent. Details about her father are not known. Mellody has five siblings. She is the youngest of all.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Mellody Hobson in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Mellody Hobson’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024 having been born on 3 April 1969. Though, she is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 166 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 121 lbs in Pound and 55 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Black.


She studied in the St. Ignatius College Prep. She graduated in 1987. She attended the Princeton University. She was also a member of the Cottage Club while she was in college.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Mellody Hobson With Husband George Lucas
Mellody Hobson With Husband George Lucas

Hobson began dating George Lucas in 2006. He is a film director and producer. They met when they attended a business conference together. After getting engaged in the year 2013, they got married later in the same year. Their marriage took place at the Skywalker Ranch. They have a daughter through surrogacy. Her name is Everest Hobson Lucas.

In the year 2020, Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation helped establish a residential college at the Princeton University. It will be called the Hobson College.

Is Mellody Hobson Lesbian?

No, Mellody Hobson has been married to George Lucas since the year 2013. So, she is sexually inclined towards men and is not a lesbian.

Professional Career

After graduating from the Princeton University, Mellody worked with Ariel Investments. It is an investment firm based in Chicago which had assets worth 13 billion dollars. She joined as an intern. Soon, she became the senior vice president of the investment firm and became the marketing sector director. Later in the year 2000, she became the President of the firm.

In the United States, Ariel investments is currently one of the most significant money management and mutual fund companies owned by an African American. For many years, Mellody also contributed to the segments related to finances on Good Morning America. She is also contributing regularly on CBS This Morning. She is the Chairperson of the trustee’s board of Ariel Investment.

She is currently also associated with the board of different organizations like Lucas Museum, Starbucks Corporation, JP Morgan Chase & Co. Etc. She was also associated with the Estee Lauder Companies.

She has created a show called Unbroke on the ABC channel in 2009. She also hosted the show. It featured many celebrities like Samuel L. Jackson, Jonas Brothers, etc. She has also guest-hosted an episode in the Sunday Morning for CBS.


Hobson was awarded the Order of Lincoln award in the year 2018 by the Governor of Illinois. It is the State’s highest honor. She has been featured in the top 100 list of most influential people by Times. Also, Ebony, Working Women Magazine, World Economic Forum, Esquire, The Wall Street Journal have named her in their top lists. She is also the first African American chairperson of an S&P 500 company. She has also been listed in the Forbes top 100 list of the most powerful women in the world.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Mellody Hobson in 2024

Mellody Hobson Net Worth
Mellody Hobson Net Worth

Her net worth is $12 million, as of last estimated in the year 2024. Her primary income source is from her businesses. She has also been associated with Television shows and has created as well as hosted a few of them.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • In 2016, Annie Leibovitz, the famous portrait photographer, had photographed Mellody Hobson for the Pirelli Calendar.
  • For her charitable work with Birmingham’s bright leaders of tomorrow, she has been appreciated with the City of Birmingham’s most profound appreciation in 2017. She appeared in the show Jack Good.
  • She is the first African American to have headed the Economic Club of Chicago.
  • She is one of the highest-profile corporate directors of African American origin as, in the year 2021, Mellody was named for chairing the board of directors of Starbucks.
  • She was ranked at the 94th position in the top 100 Forbes list of most powerful women globally.

Mellody Hobson is a very popular businesswoman and has successfully established herself in the business sector, entirely on the basis of her own talent. She has set records of being the first African American top business person in many categories. She has been associated with charitable causes too. Raised by a strong single mother, she has set an example for women all over the world.


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