Mellody Hobson

Born Apr 3, 1969

Mellody Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments, LLC, a Chicago investment firm managing over $3 billion in assets. It is also one of the largest African American-owned money management and mutual fund companies in the United States. She is also the Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of Ariel Mutual Funds. Hobson is a regular contributor on financial issues to ABC's Good Morning America and a spokesperson for the annual Ariel/Schwab Black Investor Survey.… Read More

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1969 Birth Born on April 3, 1969.


1991 22 Years Old Hobson was born in Chicago, Illinois, attending St. Ignatius College Prep high school, and then graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991 from the Woodrow Wilson School of International Relations and Public Policy at Princeton University. … Read More


2000 31 Years Old She ascended to become the firm's president in 2000. … Read More
2007 38 Years Old Hobson is unmarried and has no children. She is dating film director and producer George Lucas and has accompanied him to several events beginning in 2007, including the 2007 Academy Awards and the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.


2009 40 Years Old She created and hosted a show on ABC on May 29, 2009 called Unbroke: What You Need to Know About Money. … Read More
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