Wilbur Ross
Wilbur Ross
Real Name/Full Name Wilbur Louis Ross JR.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Wilbur Ross
Birth Place: Weehawken, New Jersey, US
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 28 November 1937
Age/How Old: 86 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8’
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – Wilbur Louis Ross, Sr.,
Mother – Agnes (O’Neill)
Siblings: N/A
School: Xavier High School
College: Yale College (Undergraduate) Harvard Business School ( MBA)
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Hilary Geary Ross (m. 2004), Betsy McCaughey (m. 1995- div. 1995), Judith Nodine (m. 1961- div. 1995)
Kids/Children Name: Amanda Ross and Jessica Ross
Profession: United States Secretary of Commerce and Investor
Net Worth: $900 million
Last Updated: March 2021

When you think of a bankruptcy guru, think of Wilbur Louis. Wilbur’s experience in restructuring and acquiring the failed companies in industries that includes textile, steel, coal and others and then selling them at hefty profits. It might seem like he enjoys in other people’s failures but that is not the truth at all. Actually, through his career, many people have been able to start afresh and to rebuild their lives after becoming bankrupt. He was a Democrat before he registered as a Republican in 2016.

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

Biography and Early Life

Wilbur Ross was born on 28th November 1937 in Weehawken, New Jersey, in the United States. Wilbur was born to Wilbur Louis and Agnes Ross. His father was a lawyer, and later he became a judge while his mother, a descendant of Irish people, was a valedictorian from Sacred Heart Academy in Hoboken and she had been teaching in North Bergen for 40 years. This means that Wilbur is American by birth with mixed ethnic background. He was also very happy to be born and raised in a complete family as well as financially stable parents.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Wilbur Ross in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Wilbur Ross’s age is 86 years old as of today’s date 23rd May 2024 having been born on 28 November 1937. Though, he is 5′ 8’ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.


Wilbur Ross attended Xavier High School, a Catholic and college preparatory school in Manhattan. He later received his bachelor’s degree from Yale College. In the year 1961, Wilbur felt he was still not contented with his level of education and decided to advance. Therefore, he went to Harvard Business School where he attained his degree of Master of Business Administration.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Wilbur has married three times. His first wife was called Judith Nodine and the two got married in 1961. The couple birthed two daughters, Jessica Ross and Amanda Ross. Things between the couple got a bit rough and the two divorced in the year 1995. Wilbur later on married Betsy McCaughey, a former Lieutenant Governor of New York. The two divorced in 2000. In 2004, Wilbur tied the knot with Hilary Geary, a society writer for quest magazine. While at Yale college, Ross worked at the radio station and also participated in the editing of one of the literary magazines.

Is Wilbur Ross Gay?

Ross Wilbur has been married to three different women and divorced two. He is straight and has shown no interest in men.

Professional Career

Wilbur started his career in the year 1976 with the Rothschild Inc. at their main office in New York.   Whilst there, he was known as the king of bankruptcy as he headed the bankruptcy practices of the company for more than 20 years. He represented Donald Trump in the 1980s when his Atlantic City Casinos faced foreclosure and in 2000 he represented his investment firm known as WL Ross & Co. He sold his firm that gains profit by investing in distressed businesses to Invesco for about $375 million even though he still serves as the chairman and the chief strategy officer.

He founded the International Steel Group in 2002 and sold it to Mittal Steel Company in 2005 for $4.5 billion in cash and stocks. Wilbur also founded a fabric company, International Textile Group in North Carolina and he later (2016) sold the company to Platinum Equity.

Among other companies that he founded are International Automotive Components Group and International Coal Group. He later on sold ICG to Arch Coal at $3.4 billion. Wilbur was also a member of the Democratic Party till 2016b and he later registered for Republicans.


Kim Dae Jung, president of South Korea, awarded Wilbur Ross the Order of Industrial Service Merit medal in 1999 for his work and assistance in the Asian financial crisis in 1997. Wilbur also received the Amercan Irish Historical Society Gold Medal in the year 2014. He was awarded the order of the Rising Sun Medal for his work regarding strengthening the bond between the US and Japan.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Wilbur Ross in 2024

Wilbur Ross Net Worth
Wilbur Ross Net Worth

As of 2024, the net worth of Wilbur Ross is estimated to be at around $900 million. Majority of his net worth is acquired from his career as a politician and also as an investor.

Wilbur is a very famous investor in America and he’s famously known as the United States Secretary of Commerce. Wilbur Ross has also donated millions of money for the construction of the new campus of Yale School of Management.

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