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Marjorie Merriweather Post

About Marjorie Merriweather Post

Daughter of cereal magnate CW Post who founded the General Foods company and became one of the richest women in the country.

Early life

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.

Family of Marjorie Merriweather Post

She married her first husband Edward Bennett Close in 1905.

Close associates of Marjorie Merriweather Post

She was a distant relative of actress Glenn Close.

Sal Khan

About Sal Khan

Former hedge fund analyst who left Wall Street to launch his free online academy, the Khan Academy in 2005. The educational videos are distributed through YouTube, reaching over 6 million subscribers. He also founded the brick-and-mortar school Khan Lab School.

Early life

He earned three degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from Harvard University.


 He was named to Times annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012.

Family of Sal Khan

He had two children with wife Umaima Marvi, a medical doctor.

Close associates of Sal Khan

His Academy drew support and praise from Microsoft CEO Bill Gates.

Liz Claiborne

About Liz Claiborne

Famous as the first woman to head a Fortune 500 company, Claiborne founded the Liz Claiborne Inc. women s clothing business, which grossed over twenty million dollars in its first two years of existence. By 1981, the company had sold more than one billion dollars worth of merchandise.

Early life

At age twenty, she won Harper s Bazaar s Jacques Heim National Design Contest and subsequently worked as a Manhattan Garment District-based artist for Tina Leser s sportswear company and for a number of other fashion houses and designers.


In her retirement, she financially supported numerous environmental foundations and funded PBS s Nature series.

Family of Liz Claiborne

Born in Brussels, Belgium, to an American family with Louisiana roots, she spent a large portion of her youth in Maryland, U.S.A. Her brief first marriage produced a son; her second marriage, to Arthur Ortenberg, lasted from 1957 until her death of cancer in 2007.

Close associates of Liz Claiborne

She and Coco Chanel are both major names in the women s fashion world.

Laurel Burch

About Laurel Burch

American artist and designer who began her own business called Laurel Burch Artworks in the late 1960s and created Laurel Burch Inc. in 1979.

Early life

She worked as a cook, house cleaner and babysitter in San Francisco during her teenage years.


She discovered the enamel work, cloisonne after going to China in 1971 and used it while designing earrings.

Family of Laurel Burch

She was married three times and had a daughter and a son.

Close associates of Laurel Burch

Like her, Jazmin Whitley is a fashion designer from California.

Lauryn Goodman

About Lauryn Goodman

Older sister of reality star Chloe Goodman, who founded her own fashion brand, Nineteen Clothing. She has over 90,000 followers on Instagram. 

Early life

She started her own beauty blog called The Goodman Beauty Guide to share her and her sister s favorite products.


Her sister rose to fame on the MTV reality show, Ex On The Beach.

Family of Lauryn Goodman

She has a younger sister named Amelia who s also into makeup and fashion.

Close associates of Lauryn Goodman

Her sister was involved in the removal of cast member Jeremy Jackson on Celebrity Big Brother.

Mara Pomana

About Mara Pomana

Entrepreneur who became the CEO of Mara Pomana in May 2013. She has used the company to help financially empower people.

Early life

She has a Bachelors in Communications and Arts with a double major in Journalism and Broadcasting from Edith Cowan University from 2008 to 2011.


She was a Reporter on West TV from 2010 to 2011. 

Family of Mara Pomana

She is great friends with entrepreneur Mara Pomana.

Close associates of Mara Pomana

She and Jeremy Greene are both CEO s of their own companies.