Suzanne McFayden, the ex-wife of the investor and businessman Robert Smith, is a writer and philanthropist in her own right. She’s had a fairly interesting life, and it would be remiss not to mention her, even if only briefly.
More to the point, who is she, and where is she now?
Who is Suzanne McFayden?
Suzanne McFayden was born in Jamaica on May 6, 1965, to Rene and Vincent McFayden. She is of Jamaican descent and shares a close relationship with her mother, as evidenced by the pictures she posts of the two of them on her social media profiles.
Plus, she has two siblings. Suzanne was also close to his father until he died in 2005.
Suzanne went to a school in Kingston at the Convent of Mercy Academy before moving to the United States to attend Alpha Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas.
She later received an MFA from Mills College in California before studying at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, taking French literature.
Suzanne stands 5 feet and 5 inches tall and weighs 60kgs. She has blue eyes and dark brown hair color.
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The Career of Suzanne McFayden
Suzanne McFayden is a writer and philanthropist who, besides her writing career, has been involved in many charitable works with non-profit organizations.
Although she doesn’t have any published works, when Suzanne isn’t busy working, she enjoys reading books – one of her favorites being ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ by Marlon James.
After graduating from college with and master’s, she had several jobs showcasing her intellectual abilities.
Suzanne was also described as an avid reader and a passionate lover of fine arts by Architectural digest.
Being a writer, she had freelance pieces for New York Times features in the 2020 edition. In the paper, Suzanne describes her experience teaching African-American teens how to drive.
Additionally, she is an American social activist and is currently employed at Running With Angles, a fitness boot camp based in Austin, Texas, United States.
Suzanne, as an Avid Art Collector
Suzanne is said to be an avid art collector. No doubt she really is passionate about art. She says that collecting art pieces reflects little hints about her identity as a black woman immigrant, a mother, and a divorcee.
Because of being devoted to art, she was named the new board chair at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas. Aside from that, she’s also on the Studio Museum in Harlem board.
Suzanne McFayden and Robert F. Smith
Suzanne met Robert F. Smith at Cornell University in 1985. During that time, Robert studied chemical engineering, and Suzanne was a French literature student. The couple dated for three years before getting married in 1988 in front of their families and close friends.
The couple has three kids – two daughters, Zoe Suzanne and Eliana Fredericks, and a son, Maximos Robert.
Zoe is currently studying at NYU and interning at SNL, but she performs comedy with an improv group called Hammer Katz in her spare time.
Eliana and Max are both still in school, and Max is also a talented soccer player.
Suzanne and Robert had an amicable marriage until they decided to divorce after 22 years in 2010.
Their divorce was finalized in 2014, and Robert remarried Hope Dworaczyk, a former Playboy model-turned-philanthropist who is 20 years younger than him.
After her divorce from her ex-husband, she became a busy single mother of three adult children. Though there are no rumors linking her to anyone at the moment, it seems like she is enjoying her life as a single parent.
On the other hand, Robert remarried Hope Dworaczyk and had two children named Hendrix Robert Smith and Legend Robert Smith.
Get to Know Robert Smith
Robert F Smith is a self-made billionaire, businessman, and philanthropist. He founded an investment firm, Vista Equity Partners, which focuses on financing and forwarding software and technology. He was also the CEO and chairman of this firm.
Robert graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University in 1985 and earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia University.
He began his career as a chemical manager at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Aside from that, he also managed Ari Products and Chemicals and Kraft General Foods.
Aside from donating to charitable causes, Robert has also raised funds for them.
He donated $1 million to the Cultural Performance Center in 2018, located at the Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park. He also served as board chairman of Carnegie Hall, making him the first African American.
Suzanne McFayden’s Net Worth
Suzanne is a successful writer who undoubtedly makes a good salary. However, her exact net worth is not public information.
Some sources have estimated her net worth to be around $14 million, but this has not been confirmed. Similarly, Suzanne’s salary is also not revealed.
On the other hand, we should expect that Robert Smith’s net worth is bigger than Suzanne’s since he was an investor and businessman because he has a jaw-dropping net worth of $5 billion.