Marjorie Merriweather Post was an American businesswoman, socialite, philanthropist and owner of General Foods, Inc. She used much of her fortune to collect art, particularly pre-revolutionary Russian art, much of which is now on display at Hillwood, the museum which was her estate in Washington, D.C. She is also known for her mansion, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida, which following her death eventually became a resort owned by US President Donald Trump.
|Born:||March 15, 1887, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.|
|Died:||September 12, 1973, Hillwood Estate, Washington, D.C, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||Mount Vernon Seminary and College|
|Occupation:||Postum Cereal Company, General Foods owner, philanthropist, socialite|
|Net worth:||US$6.1 billion (2019 dollars)|
|Children:||Adelaide Close, Eleanor Post Hutton, Dina Merrill|
|Parent(s):||Charles William “C. W.” Post, Ella Letitia Merriweather|
|Awards:||Legion of Honour|
|IMDb:||Marjorie Merriweather Post’s IMDb|
About Marjorie Merriweather Post
Daughter of cereal magnate
She grew her father’s company with the addition of a frozen food line brought in by her first husband.
She amassed a sizable Russian art collection after the Communist government started selling them off.
She married her first husband Edward Bennett Close in 1905.
She was a distant relative of actress Glenn Close.
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