Is Jeff Skilling married? Yes, he is. He is currently married to Rebecca Carter since March 2002. Previously, he was married to Susan Long in 1975. The couple ended their conjugal life by means of a divorce in 1997. Skilling and his former wife Long are parents to three children including two sons and a daughter.
Skilling went through a deep pain when his youngest son named John Taylor “JT” Skilling died February 3, 2011, at the age of 20. His dead body was found in his apartment in Santa Ana, California and the reason behind his death was said to be a drug overdose. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Jeff Skilling:
Who is Jeff Skilling?
Born as Jeffrey Keith Skilling, he landed the planet on November 25, 1953, which makes his age be 67 years old as of 2020. He is a former American businessman well known for being the CEO of Enron Corporation during the happening of the Enron scandal.
He was convicted of federal felony charges in 2006 which made him sentenced to 24 years in prison. His punishment was later reduced to ten years after the deal with the United States Department of Justice in 2013. In August 2018, Jeff was moved to a halfway house. In February 2019, he was released from federal custody.
Early Life and Education
Jeffrey Keith Skilling was born in 1953 and his place of birth is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the United States of America. He was born to the parents named Thomas Ethelbert Skilling (father) and Betty ‘Clarke’ Skilling (mother) as their second child out of four. Talking more about his family life, his father used to work for an Illinois valve company as a sales manager.
The popular WGN-TV’s chief meteorologist Tom Skilling is the elder brother of Jeff Skilling. Jeff spent most of his childhood days in New Jersey and Aurora, Illinois. Regarding his education and academic achievements, he completed his high school graduation from West Aurora High School.
He received a scholarship to Southern Methodist University located in Dallas, Texas. During that time, Jeff became the part of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity as its member. He went to study engineering but later switched his study to business.
Career and Professional Life
At the age of 16, Jeff started working at WLXT in Aurora. He started working for a Houston bank after completion of his graduation. From there, he earned a chance to join Harvard Business School. He made his MBA degree in 1979 from Harvard Business School. After that, he started working at McKinsey & Company as a consultant.
Skilling joined First City Bancorporation of Texas as an analyst. He joined Enron where he got promoted to the chief operating officer during 1997. The company started an internet-based trading operation named EnronOnline in 1999. ON August 14, he resigned from the post unexpectedly.
After the resignation, he sold his shares in the corporation and the new CEO of the corporation was held by then-chairman Kenneth Lay. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in late 2001 for which Skilling stated that he had no idea of the complicated scandal.
Jeff Skilling was previously married to Susan Long with whom he became a father to three children. After the divorce, Jeff was blessed with a new wife named Rebecca Carter with whom he tied his knot in March 2002.
The former businessman Jeffrey Skilling has a tall height and seems to have a balanced body structure. However, the exact details of Jeff’s body facts like his weight, height, shoe size, etc. are not known.
Salary and Net worth
According to The Celebrity Net Worth, the former Enron executive Jeff Skilling has an estimated net worth of 500,000 USD now. He was charged for fraud and insider trading making him guilty to a jail sentence. During that time of case being charged against him, Jeff’s net worth as estimated to be 55 million USD.
Wiki and Facts
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