Hilary and Wilbur L. Ross Jr.
Palm Beach, Florida; Washington, D.C.
Author; U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Prior to his stint at the United States Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur L. Ross Jr. has specialized in buying failing businesses at bargain prices and flipping them for a profit. He also worked for President Bill Clinton and Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a privatization advisor. His wife, Hilary Geary Ross, is an author. The couple’s collecting interests are diverse, with contemporary Chinese, contemporary Vietnamese, contemporary photography, and 20th-century American pieces in their collection. Famously, they are also custodians of a large group of René Magrittes. They are familiar faces at Sotheby’s and Christie’s.