Mary Jo White Net Worth,Biography, Husband, Age, Morgan Stanley

Published Date   11th Aug. 2017, 01:14 am
Mary Jo White Net Worth,Biography, Husband, Age, Morgan Stanley
Quick Info
Birth Name: Mary Jo White
Date of Birth: 27/12/2017
Age: 3 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $16 million

Mary Jo White is a prominent American attorney who is known best to be the 31st Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission under former president Barak Obama. Mary Jo White net worth is known to have been amassed from her remarkable work as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York as well. Mary Jo White Morgan Stanley representation for its prosecuted CEO caused some chaos while she was in the office.


The distinguished and talented American attorney Mary Jo White has gained wide recognition and respect for her work for the Securities and Exchange Commission under President Barack Obama. Mary Jo White net worth and prominence has led her to be named to the Forbes 2014 list of most powerful woman in the world. Mary Jo White has served SEC as the 31st chair and the Southern District of New York as its U.S. Attorney.

Early Life

Mary Jo White was born on September 27, 1947, in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. Mary Jo White spent most of her childhood days in McLean, Virginia. Mary Jo’s father worked for Social Security Administration as a lawyer. She learned about the law from her father and got interested to follow her father’s footsteps.


Mary Jo White received her education from College of William & Mary. She graduated with a B.A. degree in 1970. Eventually, Mary Jo White went on to attend The New School for Social Research and graduated in 1971 with an M.A. in Psychology. Mary Jo went on to attend Columbia Law School and graduated in 1974 with a law degree.

Early Career

Mary Jo White began working for the Columbia Law Review as a Writer & Research Editor. Eventually, she went on to work for the Eastern District of New York as its United States Attorney in 1992. A year later she went on to become the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District when she was appointed by the then president Bill Clinton. Mary Jo White is known best for her remarkable work in the prosecution of John Gotti after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. She is known to have worked in the litigation department at Debevoise & Plimpton as its chair for 10 long years. During the time there were allegations that Mary Jo White had influenced and protected the CEO of Morgan Stanley executive John J. Mack from prosecution. Mary Jo White Morgan Stanley involvement was highly criticized. She is also known to have worked as a lawyer for JSTOR and has been known to protect Aaron Swarts from prosecution as well.


Mary Jo White was appointed by President Barak Obama as the chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission. She took the office on 10th April 2013. Under her leadership, she announced that the SEC would start demanding more admissions of misconduct as part of an enforcement settlement. Also under her, the SEC would enforce tactics to drive out the small petty crimes from the neighborhood.

There have been huge criticism and cases against Mary J White while she was in the office. She had been charged with 50 cases with in the Commission. She rescued herself and her husband from the charges. Senator Elizabeth Warren in 2016 requested President Obama for the dismissal of White as the Chair of SEC because she was disappointed by her work and also due to Mary Jo’s refusal to develop public disclosure rules of political contributions made by the corporations around U.S. At the end of President Obama’s term in November 2016, Mary Jo stepped down from her position as the Chair of SEC. Her work in the office has been regarded as “one of the history’s most ideological Administrations” under President Obama.

Net Worth & Salary

Mary Jo White net worth is estimated to be $ 16 million which also partly includes her husband’s net worth. Mary Jo White net worth has been amassed from her incomparable work in the SEC and as the US attorney. Mary Jo White net worth has made her be recognized as one of the world’s most powerful women. Mary Jo White net worth is known to increase in the coming years through her indulgence in various endeavors.

Body Measurements

Mary Jo White age at present is 69. Mary Jo White age exceeds her enthusiasm and passion towards her work. White has a petite figure. She has black hair that she likes to put short most of the time.

Personal life

Mary Jo White is a married woman. She is married to her husband John W. White. The couple got married in 1970 and have been together ever since. Her husband John is a lawyer who works at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Mary Jo has supported and protected her husband in many situations. Although Mary Jo White is reluctant on speaking about her personal life it is known that she has an only son. Mary Jo is of the Independent Political Party.

Awards and Recognition

Mary Jo White has been honored many times for her remarkable work in the US SEC as its chair. She has been honored with the Gold Medal Award by the New York State Bar Association in January 2017. Mary Jo White has been named the Regulatory Lawyer of the Year by the Chambers USA Women in Law Awards in 2012. Also, she has won awards like Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Distinction in Public Service, National Organization for Women’s Women of Power and Influence Award, Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award and also the George W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism. Mary Jo White has a fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers and also the International College of Trial Lawyers. White has served The NASDAQ stock Exchange as a director on the executive, policy committees, and audit. She has also been working effectively as the Council on Foreign Relations member. Mary Jo White bio can be found on various social media sites like Wikipedia, Twitter, and more.

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