Wilbur Louis Ross Jr. (born November 28, 1937, age 81) is an investor and US government official who currently serves as United States Secretary of Commerce. On November 24, 2016, the Associated Press reported that elected President Donald Trump would appoint Ross US Secretary of Commerce. On February 27, 2017, the Senate approved Ross to become US Trade Minister with a 72-27 vote difference. He was sworn in on February 28, 2017.
Prior to his appointment as Secretary of Commerce, Ross was a banker known to restructure corporations that had failed in industries such as steel, coal, telecommunications, foreign investment, and textiles. He specializes in bonds and business-stressed purchases. In February 2017, Forbes magazine stated that Ross got a net worth of $ 2.5 billion. He is often considered as the “King of Bankruptcy” because his experience in buying companies, particularly in the manufacturing and steel industries, went bankrupt and sold them at a great gain after the company’s improvement.
Complete Name: Wilbur Louis Ross Jr.
Birthday Date: November 28, 1937
Age: 79 years old
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