COURTESY EMERSON COLLECTIVE

The businesswoman Lauren Powell Jobs was the wife of the late Steve Jobs, the iconic co-founder of the Apple computer company. After her husband’s passing, Powell Jobs inherited his massive fortune, which is now estimated at around $14 billion. Although Powell Jobs is the founder of the Emerson Collective, a nonprofit with a focus on education and social justice, she has kept room in her life for contemporary art. In 2018, she wrote an essay about the French street artist JR for Time magazine.

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Laurene Powell Jobs

Location:
Palo Alto, California

Source of wealth:
Technology; philanthropy (Emerson Collective)

Collecting area:
Contemporary art

Top 200 appearance:

Fun fact:

Powell Jobs is a major sports lover, so much so that her fandom has crossed over into business: in 2017, she acquired around 20 percent of the company Monumental Sports & Entertainment—the owners of the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, the WNBA Mystics, and the Capital One Arena.