Marjorie Merriweather Post Biography
Birthday: March 15, 1887 (Pisces)
Born In: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Marjorie Merriweather Post was an American businesswoman, philanthropist, and socialite, who was also known as one of the richest women of 20th-century America. She had inherited ‘Postum Cereal Company’ from her father, business tycoon C.W. Post. She got married and divorced four times, and also strengthened her empire, acquiring several companies and naming the conglomerate ‘General Foods.’ One of her biggest investments was the construction of her lavish Palm Beach retreat named ‘Mar-a-Lago.’ She opened it as an entertainment center for her socialite friends and then attached the ‘Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ to it. She invited underprivileged children to her shows and raised funds for them too. The property was later sold to the U.S. government and then re-sold to the ‘Post Foundation.’ Finally, it was acquired by Donald Trump, who made it his private club and later his “Winter White House.” Following Marjorie’s death, most of her property went to her three daughters.