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Anne Cox Chambers Dies At 100: Was One Of The Richest Women In The World

Published Tue Feb 04 2020 By Hendrix
Anne Cox Chambers Dies At 100: Was One Of The Richest Women In The World

Former Heiress And US Ambassador Anne Cox Chambers Passes Away At Age 100   

  • Anne Cox Chambers Is Best Known As The Former United States Ambassador To Belgium And Heiress To The Fortune Of The Cox Family. 
  • Chambers Died At Her Home In Atlanta, USA.
  • Her Net Worth Was More Than $17 Billion At The Time Of Her Death.  
  • She Co-Owned Cox Enterprises, The Media Empire With Her Sister Barbara Cox Anthony.  

Media heiress Anne Cox Chambers passed away on January 31, 2020, at the age of 100.   

Anne Cox Chambers died on January 31, 2020
Anne Cox Chambers died on January 31, 2020

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Cox is survived by her family, consisting of two daughters, a son, several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

The late billionaire was one of the richest media tycoons in the world, and her company raked in more than $21 billion in 2019.     

At the time of her demise, she was worth around $17 billion. This, combined with the net worth of her family, amounted to $33 billion, making them the 14th richest family in the world. Cox passed away at her Atlanta residence tucked away in the brush.   

Anne's father James M. Cox established their media company
Anne's father James M. Cox established their media company 

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Her father, James M. Cox, started the company in 1898, and it slowly became one of the most profitable media companies in the world.  

In addition to this, James M. Cox was also a politician who ran for office in 1920 with running mate Franklin D. Roosevelt. He started the company after buying a single newspaper in Dayton, Ohio, USA.   

Anne Cox Chambers’ wealth was inherited by her children, making them instant billionaires while hers, technically, depreciated 99%. As of February 2020, Alex Taylor is the CEO/President of the media giant.

In a similar fashion, she had dissolved her trust and distributed some wealth to her children in 2013.