Martha Ingram

About Martha Ingram

Who is it?: Former Chairman, Ingram Industries
Birth Day: August 20, 1935
Birth Place: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Birth Sign: Virgo
Alma mater: Vassar College
Occupation: Chairman, Ingram Industries
Known for: Entrepreneur, philanthropist, arts patron
Title: Chairman, Vanderbilt University Board of Trust
Spouse(s): E. Bronson Ingram (deceased)
Children: Orrin H. Ingram II John R. Ingram David B. Ingram Robin Bigelow Ingram Patton
Relatives: Orrin Henry Ingram (great-grandfather-in-law) Julius Ingram (great-great-uncle-in-law) Erskine B. Ingram (grandfather-in-law) Orrin Henry Ingram, Sr. (father-in-law) Frederic B. Ingram (brother-in-law) Ingrid Goude (sister-in-law)

Martha Ingram Net Worth

Martha Ingram was bornon August 20, 1935 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, is Former Chairman, Ingram Industries. Martha Ingram and her family own distribution and marine firm Ingram Industries. Ingram took over the business after her husband Bronson Ingram died in 1995. She spun off the computer distribution business into publicly-traded Ingram Micro in 1996; it was acquired by Chinese company HNA in December 2016. Martha stepped down as chairman in 2008. Her sons Orrin and John took over as CEO and chairman respectively. Ingram Marine operates 5,000 barges and more than 140 towboats on America's inland waterways.
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💰 Net worth: $5.3 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2009 $2 Billion
2010 $2.4 Billion
2011 $3 Billion
2012 $2.7 Billion
2013 $3.4 Billion
2014 $3.9 Billion
2015 $4.3 Billion
2016 $3.7 Billion
2017 $4.2 Billion
2018 $5.14 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1957

Martha Robinson Rivers was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the daughter of John Minott and Martha Elizabeth Robinson Rivers. She was educated at Ashley Hall in Charleston. She graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1957.

1958

She married E. Bronson Ingram II, the son of Business magnate Orrin Henry Ingram, Sr., on October 4, 1958, at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. They had three sons: Orrin H. Ingram II, John R. Ingram, and David B. Ingram, and a daughter, Robin Ingram Patton.

1979

Ingram was appointed by her husband as Director of Public Affairs at Ingram Industries in 1979. After her husband's death in 1995, she became Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. She has ranked 412th on the Forbes list of richest people.

2000

Ingram was honored by Business Week as the 50th most generous philanthropist for her donations between the years 2000 and 2004. In 2006 she was honored by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee as the 2006 recipient of the 13th Annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts. She received the Eli & Edythe Broad Award for Philanthropy in the Arts.

2005

Ingram was a co-founder of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center which opened in 2005. She formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Trust of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. The Vanderbilt Blair School of Music has been the recipient of $300 million of Ingram company stock.

2015

In 2015, Ingram donated to Democratic candidate Megan Barry's campaign to become the new Mayor of Nashville.