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Relationship Facts of William Clay Ford Jr.

William Clay Ford Jr. is married to Lisa Vanderzee Ford.
He is father of four(Nicholas Ford, Alexandra Ford, Eleanor Ford, Will Ford).
William Clay Ford Jr. is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of William Clay Ford Jr.?

William Clay Ford Jr. is a married man.

He married Lisa Vanderzee Ford.

Moreover, he has four children, Nicholas Ford, Alexandra Ford, Eleanor Ford, and Will Ford.

Who is William Clay Ford Jr.?

William Clay Ford Jr. is an American businessman.

He is the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company. He is known as the great-grandson of the Ford motor company founder Henry Ford.

Similarly, he is the chairman of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce.

Age, Parents, Nationality

William was born on 3rd May 1957 in Detroit, Michigan, US.

He was born to his father William Clay Ford Sr. and his mother Martha Firestone. He is the great-grandson of Henry Ford and Harvey S. Firestone. His grandparents on his mother’s side are Harvey S. Firestone Jr. and Elizabeth Parke.

Similarly, on Father’s side, his grandparents are Edsel Ford and Eleanor Lowthoan Clay. He has a cousin named Edsel Ford II born from Henry Ford II.

Also, William Clay Ford Jr. is a brother to three sisters Martha Morse, Sheila Hamoa, and Elizabeth Kontulis. Most of his family members are popular.

William Clay Ford Jr.
Caption: William Clay Ford Jr. and his wife Lisa Ford (Source: Zimbio)

As he was born in the US his nationality is American and his ethnicity is mixed(Irish-Belgian). William has black color hair and blue eyes.


William graduated from the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut in the year 1975. In the year 1979, he graduated from Princeton University. Similarly, he majored in history and served as president of the Ivy Club.

In the year 1984, he received an M.S. in management as a Sloan Fellow from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

William Clay Ford Career

In the year 1979, he joined Ford and in 1981, he held a variety of positions.

His positions include product development and on the financial staff, grooming ground for future executives. Similarly, he served many years as a mid-ranking executive in product development.

In September 1998 he was elected chairman of the board and took office on 1st January 1999.

Likewise, on 5th September 2006, Ford announced that he was stepping down as president and CEO.

In the year 200, he announced that the company would achieve a 25% improvement in fuel efficiency in the company’s light truck fleet including SUVs by mid-decade.

Similarly, he served as the president, CEO, and COO until he turned over those roles to former Boeing executive Alan Mulally in September 2006.

He was the vice-chairman of the Detroit Lions NFL franchise. Also, he serves as a chairman of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce.

William Clay Ford Jr. co-founded the firm with Ralph Booth (Chairman and CEO of Booth American Company and a media and telecom investor), Mark Schulz(former head of Ford Motor Company’s international operations), Chris Cheever, and Chris Thomas.

What is William Clay Ford Jr.’s net worth?

William Clay Ford Jr. has an estimated net worth of $1 Billion.

His father William Clay Ford Sr. has a net worth of $1.2 million.

Similarly, Ford was ranked 264th on Forbes’s list of top-earning CEOs at $10,000,000.00 per year.

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