Mellody Hobson

Mellody Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments, LLC, a Chicago investment firm managing over $3 billion in assets and is one of the largest African American-owned money management and mutual fund companies in the United States. Hobson regularly contributes to ABC’s Good Morning America on financial issues and has been named as one of The Wall Street Journal’s “50 Women to Watch”. In addition, Hobson sits on the board of directors for several major companies such as Starbucks, Estée Lauder, and DreamWorks Animation.

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