Being the 53rd richest person in the world in 2011 according to Forbes magazine, Anne Cox Chambers definitely deserves an Anne Cox Chambers biography in this site. Her wealth is estimated at US$12.4 billion, gained from her position as the primary owner of Cox Enterprises, a private media empire with many media products such as radio, television, cable, newspaper, and some other business. Anne Cox also is listed as the 20th richest person in the United States.
Anne Cox Chambers biography
Anne Cox Chambers was born as Anne Beau Cox on December 1, 1919 in Dayton Ohio to James Middleton Cox and his second wife, Margaretta Parker Blair. She had a brother named James M. Cox Jr. and a sister named Barbara Cox Anthony, with whom she co-owned their family business Cox Enterprises which was established by their father for 33 years before Barbara died in 2007.
Chambers became the chairwoman of Atlanta Newspapers in 1974 after her brother died and left the ownership of the enterprise to her and Anthony. In 1988, she took position as an advisor of company’s daily operation for his nephew, James Cox Kennedy, who assumed office as chairman and chief executive officer of Cox Enterprises. She also had a shining career outside the family enterprise as a director of board of Coca Cola Company in 1980s and Fulton National Bank director.
Chambers did not only become a businessman, but she also actively took part in politics. Her involvement made her appointed as US ambassador for Belgium by president Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981.
Chambers married twice in her life. Her first marriage was with Louis G. Johnson, with whom she had two daughters. She later married Robert William Chambers in 1955 and a son named James Coz Chambers was born from the marriage.
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