William Macaulay

About William Macaulay

Birth Place: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

William Macaulay Net Worth

William Macaulay was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, United States. Since co-founding private equity firm First Reserve in 1983, Bill Macaulay has presided over 450 transactions involving mining, solar power and insurance companies. First Reserve now has over $11 billion in assets under management. Macaulay grew up in the Bronx, studied economics at the City University of New York, and spent the 1970s in Oppenheimer's private equity business. Over the years Macaulay has given more than $30 million to fund the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY. With his wife Linda, a professional ornithologist, he has donated millions to Cornell; the Macaulay Library there now holds world's largest collection of wildlife sounds. He often carries his wife's recording equipment when the two track birds in wild. "I like bird watching," he says. "It's quiet."
William Macaulay is a member of Energy

💰 Net worth: $1.08 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2009 $1.1 Billion
2010 $1.1 Billion
2011 $1.2 Billion
2012 $1.1 Billion
2013 $1.1 Billion
2014 $1.2 Billion
2015 $1.3 Billion
2016 $1 Billion
2017 $1 Billion
2018 $1.08 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1927

He was born in Binginwarri to Scottish-born farmer Allan MacAulay and Margaret Ann Enwen. He worked on his father's farm at Gelliondale, which he inherited in 1927. From 1930 to 1957 he served on Albenon Shire Council, with four non-continuous terms as President. He was also closely involved with the Country Party, serving on its council from 1935 to 1937. In 1937 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council for Gippsland Province; in the split of the following year he followed John McEwen into the Liberal Country Party, where he remained until the split was healed in 1943. In 1940 he married Mary Isobel McKenzie, with whom he had three sons. MacAulay continued to serve in the Council until 1957, when he was killed in a tractor accident.