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Billionaire Educates Poor

Billionaire Educates Poor

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Published by Suzanne de Cornelia
Male Wall Street Billionaires rob working class pensions-while a Silicon Valley Billionaire woman is dedicated to educating the poor
Male Wall Street Billionaires rob working class pensions-while a Silicon Valley Billionaire woman is dedicated to educating the poor

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Published by: Suzanne de Cornelia on Mar 28, 2012
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On the October 2011 death of tech genius and Apple CEO Steve Jobs
his 48-year old wife of twenty years, Laurene Powell  Jobs
became the richest woman in the Silicon Valley with a net 
worth of $9 billion.
Valuing education--she holds a BA from the University of  Pennsylvania, a BSE in Economics from the Wharton School,
and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business
--where she first met Steve as a new Stanford grad student whenshe arrived late to his Biz school talk. He asked her out to dinnerand they married at the Ahwahnee Lodge in Yosemite in 1991.They lived in Palo Alto and raised three children.
 Laurene Jobs co-founded Terravera, a natural foods companyand focuses on social entrepreneurship i 
n education, women’s
rights, and the arts. She serves on numerous boards including for Achieva, maker of online tools to help students prepare and 
take tests. She’s President of the Board of College Track a
nonprofit she co-founded with a mission of improving highschool and college graduation rates for low-income students.
 She is founder and chair of the Emerson Collective that aidsunderfunded public school students, and serves on the boards of the New America Foundation and Teach for America; theGlobal Fund for Women; KQED; New America Foundation; Stanford Schools Corporation; New Schools Venture Fund 
and is also on the advisory board of Stanford Graduate School of  Business. And as a Member of the White House Council forCommunity Solutions---she advises on helping communitiesnationwide to meet challenges related to education and jobcreation.
 In Exponential Times We Are All Entrepreneurs~
 Small businesses account for two-
thirds of U.S. jobs and it’s
critical that we out-educate our population to out-innovate, and out-compete in the future.Today, the U.S. has a $15 Trillion GPA that in 30-years is projected to grow to $30-
Trillion. China’s GPA today is $6
-Trillion that in 30-years will become $60-80 Trillion. Annually,

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