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Irene Blecker Rosenfeld was born on the 3rd May 1953, in Westbury, New York State USA, of part German-Jewish descent on her mother’s side, and part-Romanian-Jewish on her father’s. She is a businesswoman, who is probably best recognized for being the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) as well as the Chairwoman of Mondelēz International. Her career has been active since the 1980s.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Irene Rosenfeld is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Irene counts the total size of her net worth at the impressive amount of $80 million; her annual salary is over $30 million. This amount of money has been accumulated through her successful involvement in the business industry.
Irene Rosenfeld Net Worth $80 Million
Irene Rosenfeld was raised with her sister in a Jewish family by her mother, Joan Blecker, and her father Seymour. She went to W. Tresper Clarke High School in her hometown, and upon matriculation, enrolled at Cornell University in Ithaca, from which graduated with a BA degree in Psychology in 1975. Later, she continued her education and earned not only an MA degree in Business Administration in 1977, but also a PhD in Marketing and Statistics in 1980, both from the same university.
Right after graduation, Irene began to pursue her career in the business industry, working at Dancer Fitzgerald Sample, an advertising agency in New York City for a year, which marked the beginning of her net worth. In 1981, she was hired by General Foods Corporation, where she worked in consumer research. She spent 15 years there eventually as the manager, and when the company was bought by Phillip Morris, a tobacco company, she moved to its acquisitions, Kraft Foods, increasing further her net worth. In 1996, she was put in charge of the company’s entire division in Canada. Moreover, she began to merge some products from Philip Morris to Kraft Foods in 2000. During the next year, Irene was selected as a member of a committee that would prepare the company for its public stock offering.
Nevertheless, Irene left Kraft as she was selected as the CEO and Chairwoman of one division of PepsiCo, Inc., called Frito-Lay, in 2004, where she was in charge of promoting their products. However, in 2006, she returned to Kraft and became its CEO and in the following year, and she was named the company’s Chairwoman, which added a considerable amount to her net worth.
To speak further about her career, in 2011, Irene split Kraft Foods into two companies, one started to operate with selling groceries including Oscar Mayer meats and Maxwell House coffee, and another one to operate with marketing snack products all around the world, such as Oreo cookies and Trident gum. She stayed on in the position of the Chairwoman and the CEO at the first company, which was named Mondelēz International, Inc., while the other one kept the old name. This increased her net worth by a large margin.
Irene is also known as a member of a number of organizations, including the Economic Club of Chicago, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and the Consumer Goods Forum, among others.
Thanks to her accomplishments in the business industry, Irene was named the 15th most powerful women in the world by Forbes magazine in 2014.
Speaking about her personal life, Irene Rosenfeld was married to Philip Rosenfeld from 1977 until his passing in 1995, and with whom she had two daughters. She is nowmarried to investment banker Richard Illgen, but professionally has kept her last name from her first husband.