Marjorie Merriweather Post

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Date of Birth March 15, 1887
Place of Birth Springfield, Illinois
Date of Death Sep 12, 1973 (86)
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Marjorie Merriweather Post

Marjorie Merriweather Post was an American businesswoman, socialite, philanthropist and owner of General Foods, Inc. She used much of her fortune to collect art, particularly pre-revolutionary Russian art, much of which is now on display at Hillwood, the museum which was her estate in Washington, D.C. She is also known for her mansion, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida, which following her death eventually became a resort owned by US President Donald Trump.

Born: March 15, 1887, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
Died: September 12, 1973, Hillwood Estate, Washington, D.C, U.S.
Alma mater: Mount Vernon Seminary and College
Occupation: Postum Cereal Company, General Foods owner, philanthropist, socialite
Net worth: US$6.1 billion (2019 dollars)
Children: Adelaide Close, Eleanor Post Hutton, Dina Merrill
Parent(s): Charles William "C. W." Post, Ella Letitia Merriweather
Awards: Legion of Honour
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About Marjorie Merriweather Post

Daughter of cereal magnate C.W. Post who founded the General Foods company and became one of the richest women in the country.

Before Fame

She grew her father's company with the addition of a frozen food line brought in by her first husband.


She amassed a sizable Russian art collection after the Communist government started selling them off.

Family Life

She married her first husband Edward Bennett Close in 1905.


She was a distant relative of actress Glenn Close.

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