Gwynne Shotwell Net Worth, Biography, Personal life, Salary, Family, Age

Published Date   11th Aug. 2017, 23:54 pm  Update Date: May 25th, 2018  12:51 pm
Gwynne Shotwell Net Worth, Biography, Personal life, Salary, Family, Age
Quick Info
Birth Name: Gwynne Shotwell
Birth Place: Evanston, Illinois, US
Birth Sign: Sagittarius
Spouse: Robert Shotwell
Ethnicity: White
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Date of Birth: 23/11/1963
Age: 60 years old
Nationality: American
Qualification: Master’s degree of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics.

Gwynne Shotwell, President and Chief Operating Officer at SpaceX is an American businesswoman and Entrepreneur. Gwynne Shotwell’s Net Worth and her tenure entitle her the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame.  

Gwynne Shotwell salary has been summed up from her work in Aerospace Corporation, SpaceX. Gwynne Shotwell’s company SpaceX makes space transport services to both governments, U.S. Air forces and commercial customers in the United States. The company alone stands at a $21 billion valuation.


Shotwell is responsible for daily operation and company growth. Gwynne Shotwell net worth is known to have been sourced from her work in SpaceX and her other ventures. Her 2013 speech in TEDx on the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is very inspiring.

Shotwell has authored and published many conceptual designs on small spacecraft designs, standard spacecraft/payload interfaces, infrared target modeling, space shuttle assimilation, and reentry vehicle operational risks.


Gwynne Shotwell was born Gwynne Gurevich on November 23, 1963, in  Evanston, Illinois and raised in Libertyville. Gwynne Shotwell is the middle of three daughters to her parent’s brain surgeon and an artist.


Gwynne Shotwell received her education from Northwestern University. Gwynne Shotwell has a Bachelor degree in Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics. Gwynne initially planned to work in the automotive industry and enrolled in training programmes but did not stay in the industry.

Early Career

Shotwell joined Chrysler Corporation’s management training program but soon left the industry. Shotwell then went on to work for The Aerospace Corporation at the El Segundo research center in 1988.

Her initial career took her to work on military space research and development contracts. She worked in the Aerospace Corp for 10 long years. Over the time she worked in thermal analysis unit and eventually left in 1998.

Eventually, she went on to work for Microcosm Inc, as the director of the space systems division based in El Segundo. Gwynne Shotwell left Microcosm Inc to work for SpaceX in 2002 founded by Elon Musk.


Gwynne Shotwell joined SpaceX in 2002 in it’s established year. She worked as the Vice President of Business Development. She then went on to build the Falcon vehicle family.

The company went on to have revenue of $ 5 billion. Currently, Gwynne Shotwell works as the CEO and the President of SpaceX. Shotwell manages the day to day operations of SpaceX and also takes account of customers and strategic relations to support company growth.

Net Worth and Salary

Gwynne Shotwell net worth is known to be high and amassed from her aspiring work in the field of science and technology. Gwynne Shotwell net worth is known to be in million figures as the company SpaceX itself is about $21 billion valuations.

The company has 5,000 employees and $10 billion in commercial and government contracts. Gwynne Shotwell net worth has been sourced from her work in SpaceX as its CEO and its President.

Personal Life

Gwynne Shotwell is a married woman. Gwynne Shotwell is married to her husband Robert Shotwell. Together, the couple has two lovely children who are doing exceptionally well in their own fields of work.  There have been no rumors about extramarital affairs or divorce till date. Gwynne Shotwell is living happily with her family.

Awards and Recognition

Gwynne Shotwell has also been actively working in a variety of STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related programs. She has been a part of the Frank J. Redd Student Scholarship Competition.

Gwynne Shotwell raised more than $ 350000 in scholarship in 6 years through the committee that she led. Shotwell has been inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of fame in 2012.

Gwynne Shotwell is definitely an inspiration to many aspiring young girls who want to be as triumphant as she is in the field of science and technology.

Originally Published 11 August 2017 on Superhub Updated on 8 February 2018.

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