Cathie Wood Career, Age, Family, Spouse, Height and Net Worth

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This article will answer every question you have about Cathie Wood. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.

  1. What does Wood do for a living?
  2. Who are Wood’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Wood’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Wood married or does he have a girlfriend/boyfriend?
  5. Does Wood have any children?
  6. Where is Wood now?
  7. How tall is Wood?
  8. How much money does Wood earn?
  9. What is Wood’s net worth?

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Who is Cathie Wood?

Catherine Duddy Wood, popularly known as Cathie Wood, is a famous American investor and the founder, CEO, and CIO of Ark Invest, an investment management firm.

Cathie Wood Career

Wood got a job as an assistant economist at Capital Group, where she worked for three years via her mentor Arthur Laffer in 1977. she moved to New York City to take a job at Jennison Associates as chief economist, analyst, portfolio manager, and managing director in 1980. For 18 years she worked there.

Wood debated Henry Kaufman on why she believed interest rates had peaked in the early 1980s. Along with Lulu C. Wang, Wood co-founded Tupelo Capital Management, a hedge fund based in New York City in 1998.

She attend AllianceBernstein as chief investment officer of global thematic strategies, where she worked for 12 years, managing $5 billion in 2001. She was criticized for performing worse than the overall market during the financial crisis of 2007-2008.


Following her idea of actively managing exchange-traded funds based on disruptive innovation was deemed too risky by AllianceBernstein, Wood left the company and founded Ark Invest in 2014. The company is called following the Ark of the Covenant she was reading the 1-years Bible at the time. ARK’s 1st 4 ETFs were seeded with capital from Bill Hwang of Archegos Capital.

She was named the best stock picker of 2020 by Bloomberg News editor-in-chief emeritus Matthew A. Winkler. Two funds run by Wood were on the list of the 10 largest female-run funds by total net assets as of March 2021. Her flagship fund, Ark Innovation, trails the S&P 500 for the trailing 5 years as of May 2022. The fund has dropped in value by more than 70% from last year’s peak.

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A photo of Cathie Wood

How old is Cathie Wood

Wood is currently aged 66 years old as of 2022, having been born on November 26, 1955, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She shared her birthday with popular people such as Tina Turner, Bruce Paltrow, Norbert Wiener, Ilona Staller, Peter Facinelli, Robert Goulet, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Arjun Rampal, and others.

Cathie Wood Family

Who are Cathie Wood’s Parents?

Wood was born in Los Angeles, the eldest child of immigrants from Ireland to his parents. Her father served in the Irish Army and the United States Air Force as a radar systems engineer. But their names are not known by the media.

Does Cathie Wood have Siblings?

Wood was born as the eldest in the family but is not known how many siblings she has.

Cathie Wood Education

Wood graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles, an all-girls Catholic high school in 1974. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California, with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and economics in 1981.

Cathie Wood Spouse

Wood is currently married to Robert. The couple eventually divorced in 2003. And Robert died of cancer in 2018.

Cathie Wood Kids

Woods and her ex-husband, the late Robert Wood have three children together. They have two daughters, Caitlin Wood, and Caroline Wood, and a son Robert Wood.

Cathie Wood Height

Adding up to her well-curved beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5 ft 6 in (1.67 m) and a weight of 121 lbs ( 55kg).

Awards and honors

Wood was selected for the inaugural 2021 Forbes 50 Over 50; made up of entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists, and creators who are over the age of 50.

Cathie Wood Net Worth

An American investor and the founder, CEO, and CIO of Ark Invest, an investment management firm. Her net worth is estimated to be $140 million as of 2022.