Abby Johnson

wealthymatters.comAbigail Pierrepont Johnson,an heiress to a Boston family fortune derived from farming,oil and gas,lumbering,a hotel,real estate services,a bus line and the investment management company Fidelity has a personal net worth estimated by the Bloomberg Billionaires index at $10 billion.She is one of the world’s richest women. She’s also one of the most driven and hardworking. In her 24 years at Fidelity Investments, the mutual fund company founded by her grandfather, Abby has worked through two pregnancies and it is believed a bout with cancer in 2007 .

Abby is termed the Invisible heir.Silence has been her mode for years. She even said little when she was named president of Fidelity Investments Financial Services , making her second in command at the $3.8 trillion mutual fund company. She reports to her father, Fidelity Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Edward “Ned” Johnson III, and her elevation to the No. 2 position arguably makes Abby the most powerful woman in finance.With her ascension, Abby, 51, has become the leading member of what today is still a very small club. In the financial world, only a handful of women have reached the top ranks. Read more of this post

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