Marguerite Harbert

About Marguerite Harbert

Birth Year: 1923
Birth Place: United States
Died On: (2015-03-17)March 17, 2015 (aged 91)\nMountain Brook, Alabama
Residence: Mountain Brook, Alabama
Education: Mountain Brook Elementary School Phillips High School
Alma mater: Birmingham–Southern College
Occupation: Philanthropist
Spouse(s): John M. Harbert
Children: John Murdoch Harbert IV Raymond J. Harbert Marguerite Harbert Gray
Parent(s): Raymond McAdoo Jones Marguerite Nabers Jones

Marguerite Harbert Net Worth

Marguerite Harbert was bornon 1923 in United States. Marguerite Harbert, widow of John Murdoch Harbert III (d. 1995), died on March 17, 2015 at age 91. Harbert met her husband in grade school and they were married for 43 years. After college, Harbert worked at the Red Cross and headed it up its safety service division. Her husband turned $6,000 in craps winnings into construction titan Harbert Corporation, which includes water systems power plants, airports and a South American pipeline. He purchased coal reserves in eastern Kentucky, Tennessee in 1960s and sold it to Amoco in a stock deal during energy crisis in 1970s. Harbert was last listed among Forbes' Billionaires ranks in 2011.
Marguerite Harbert is a member of Energy

💰 Net worth: $1.2 Billion

2010 $1.6 Billion
2011 $1.2 Billion
2018 $1.2 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1923

Margarite Jones was born in 1923 in Birmingham, Alabama. Her Father was Raymond McAdoo Jones and her mother, Marguerite Nabers Jones. She had a sister, Alice McGriff. She descended from Birmingham's founders.

1993

She married John M. Harbert, the founder of Harbert Corporation, whom she had met in grade school. They had two sons, John Murdoch Harbert IV (born with William's Syndrome) and Raymond J. Harbert (who founded Harbert Management Corporation in 1993), and a daughter, Marguerite Harbert Gray. They resided in Mountain Brook, Alabama, and summered in Highlands, North Carolina. They attended St. Mary's on-the-Highlands Episcopal Church.

1995

Her husband predeceased her in 1995. Upon his death, she inherited his fortune. By 2013, she was the wealthiest person in Alabama, with an estimated wealth of US$1.5 billion. She admitted she found it "hard in a way" to be rich.

2006

She served on the Board of Trustees of her alma mater, Birmingham-Southern College, where the Marguerite Jones Harbert Building was named in her honor. She was also inducted into its Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. She also served on the Boards of Trustees of the Birmingham Museum of Art and Cancer Comprehensive. Additionally, she served on the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.

2013

She was educated at Mountain Brook Elementary School and Phillips High School. She graduated from Birmingham–Southern College, where she served as President of the Kappa Delta sorority chapter.