Who is Abigail Johnson?
Abigail Johnson is a 60-year-old American billionaire businesswoman who is currently the Chairwoman and CEO, of Fidelity Investments founded by her grandfather late Edward C. Johnson II.
This article talks about American billionaire businesswoman “Abigail Johnson” and in it, we will be covering her biography, age, career, net worth, family background, and other facts about her. Before we proceed let’s have a look at her profile summary below.
|Birth Name||Abigail Pierrepont Johnson|
|Age||60 years old|
|Birth Date||December 19, 1961.|
|Birth Place||Boston, MA|
|Parents||Father: Late Edward Johnson III|
Mother: Elizabeth B. “Lillie” Johnson
|Husband||Christopher J. McKown|
|Net Worth||$21.5 billion|
Abigail Johnson Biography
Abigail Pierrepont Johnson was born in Boston City in Massachusetts on December 19, 1961. She holds an American nationality and her ethnicity is white.
Talking about Abigail Johnson’s age, she is currently 60 years old as she celebrates her birthday every year on December 19.
Abigail Johnson attended Buckingham Browne and Nichols, a private school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and then earned a bachelor of arts in art history from Hobart and William Smith College in 1984.
Johnson finished her MBA at Harvard Business School after working as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton.
Abigail Johnson is the daughter of late American billionaire businessman “Edward Johnson III” and trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts and Winterthur Museum “Elizabeth B. “Lillie” Johnson“.
Johnson is also the grand-daughter of late American businessman and lawyer “Edward C. Johnson II” who founded Fidelity Investments and her paternal grand-mother is Elsie Livingston.
Johnson joined Fidelity Investments in 1988 after receiving her MBA from Harvard Business School. Her father, Edward Johnson III, was the CEO of the company at the time and her grandfather, Edward Johnson II, started it in 1946.
She began as a portfolio manager and analyst. She attained the position of President of Fidelity Asset Management in 2001.
Johnson made an unsuccessful attempt to organize a vote to oust her father as CEO when she was President due to differences with his business choices.
She was appointed Head of Institutional, Workplace, and Retail Business in 2005 and was later elected president in 2012.
She was named CEO in 2014, and in 2016 she was named chairwoman as well. Johnson allowed institutional investors to trade bitcoin and ethereum in 2018 by introducing cryptocurrency investment at Fidelity.
Johnson has been president and CEO of American investment business Fidelity Investments (FMR) since 2014, as well as head of its previous international sister company Fidelity International (FIL).
Awards and Honours
In 2016 Forbes included her on their list of “The Richest Person In America’s 50 Largest Cities,” and in 2021 she was rated sixth on their list of “Powerful Women.” In 2020, she was the wealthiest person in Massachusetts.
Johnson has held positions on the boards of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), MIT, and the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. She is the first and only female board member of the Financial Services Forum.
Abigail Johnson got married to her husband Christopher J. McKown in 1988. Her Christopher is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Iora Health, a value-based primary care company. Prior, Chris co-founded Health Dialog, a leading provider of care management, healthcare analytics and decision support.
Abigail and McKown have two children one of whose name is Julia McKown.
Height and Weight Measurement
This American billionaire businesswoman has a height measurement standing at 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 55 kilograms.
Abigail Johnsons has accumulated significant money as a result of her career as a businesswoman. She ranks among the wealthiest women in the world with an estimated net worth of $21.5 billion dollars approximately.