Marilyn Carlson Nelson Net Worth

Marilyn Carlson Nelson is the Chairman of Carlson Companies Inc., a large travel and hospitality company that she formerly led. Her daughter, Diana Nelson, took over as chairman in 2013, while Marilyn remains on the board as director and co-CEO of Carlson Holdings. The company operates over 1,340 hotels, 930 T.G.I. Friday's restaurants, and holds a majority stake in Carlson Wagonlit. In 2014, Marilyn was selected as one of the Oslo Business for Peace Award Honorees for her work in abolishing human trafficking of children, and she previously received the Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons from the White House.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Chairman, Carlson Companies Inc.Chairman, Carlson Companies Inc.
Birth Day August 19, 1939
Birth Place United States
Birth Sign Virgo
Residence Long Lake, Minnesota, US
Alma mater Smith College
Known for co-owner, former chairman and CEO, Carlson
Board member of Carlson
Spouse(s) Glen Nelson (d. 2013)
Children 4
Parent(s) Curt Carlson

💰 Net worth: $1.1 Billion (2024)

Marilyn Carlson Nelson, the esteemed Chairman of Carlson Companies Inc., is estimated to possess a net worth of $1.1 billion in 2024. As a prominent figure in the business world, Nelson has successfully led the Carlson Companies Inc., a global travel and hospitality company headquartered in the United States. Her remarkable leadership and strategic decision-making have contributed to the company's growth and success. With her extensive experience and expertise, Nelson has established herself as a notable entrepreneur and businesswoman, earning her a significant fortune and recognition in the industry.

2010 $1.6 Billion
2011 $3 Billion
2012 $4 Billion
2013 $3.9 Billion
2014 $1.6 Billion
2015 $1.1 Billion
2018 $1.1 Billion

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She was born in 19 August 1939, the daughter of Curt Carlson, who founded the company in 1938. She received a bachelor's degree from Smith College in 1961.


She joined the board of Carlson in 1973. After her father's death in 1999, she took over as CEO. She shares ownership of the company with her sister Barbara Carlson Gage.


She has been a main board Director of Qwest Communications (1975-2002), First Bank System (1978-97), and Exxon Mobil (1991-2006 or later).


Her daughter Diana Nelson succeeded her as chairman in 2013.