"She's a role model."The youngest of six children, Hobson grew up accompanying her mother, Dorothy, as she fixed apartment buildings to be sold as condominiums.Beginning as early as 4 a.m., she and her mother visited properties to turn on the heat, paint hallways and do other janitorial work.In 2000, she ascended to become the president of Ariel, a Chicago investment firm that manages over billion in assets.
Ignatius College Prep high school, and subsequently attended P Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Soon after her graduation from Princeton, Hobson joined Ariel Investments as an intern and rose to become the firm's senior vice president and director of marketing.
This will be the second marriage for the "Star Wars" writer-director -- he was previously married to Marcia Lucas (1969–1983) -- and the first marriage for Hobson, who helms the $3 billion investment firm and is a regular financial contributor to "Good Morning America." Lucas recently made headlines after donating $4 billion to an education foundation -- the amount he received after selling Lucasfilm Ltd. “For 41 years, the majority of my time and money has been put into the company,” Lucas said of his donation.
“As I start a new chapter in my life, it is gratifying that I have the opportunity to devote more time and resources to philanthropy.” Now that's quite the power couple. CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 25: Director and Producer George Lucas and wife Mellody Hobson attend the ' Cosmopolis' premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 25, 2012 in Cannes, France.
In 2013, Hobson and Lucas received perks during the couple's wedding party at Promontory Point.
For the star-studded event, the Chicago Park District waived several rules governing event hours, caterers and restrooms, according to documents previously obtained in a Tribune open records request.
and is director of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., Groupon Inc. PHOTOS: ' Star Wars: Episode VII' by Four Top Directors (Cartoon) It will be the first marriage for Hobson, 43, and the second for Lucas, 68.
Huff Post Celebrity can report that filmmaker George Lucas and his girlfriend of seven years, businesswoman Mellody Hobson, are engaged.
“Let’s give a Galactic shout out to Master George Lucas & his bride Melodie on this, their wedding day,” Tweeted Samuel L. He was previously married to film editor Marcia Lucas from 1969 until their divorce in 1983.
Jackson, while Ron Howard Tweeted that their ceremony “was a joy to behold.” “Bill Moyers service was beautiful, nothing short of profound. Hobson is a contributor and analyst on finance and the economy for CBS News.
In late 2012, Lucas made headlines for selling Lucasfilm to Disney for .05 billion.