Among the less than 2500 billionaires in the world, one is the Pakistani-American business tycoon, Shahid Khan whose net worth has been estimated at $7 billion dollars in 2019. Many years before becoming a billionaire or even a millionaire, he met a woman who has come to be his wife, Ann Carlson Khan.
Anna is a social worker who oversees the foundation of her husband, although more than any other thing, she is popular as the wife of the billionaire to whom she has been married since 1977. Here is all to know about her beyond being the wife of the billionaire.
Ann Carlson Khan Bio
Ann Carlson was born in Park Ridge, Illinois on October 21, 1954. There is not much information that is known about her childhood or even the kind of family from which she came.
Following her high school education, she went to the University of Utah from where she graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in modern dance. From there, she moved to the University of Arizona from where she obtained a graduate degree.
In her much younger days following her graduation from college, Ann worked as a professional dancer. Before the 1990s when she ended her career as a dancer, Khan was a performer with Arizona’s Territory Dance Theater in Tucson. At the time, she performed with internationally known choreographer, Susan Rethorst and also American composer, performer, director, and choreographer, Meredith Monk.
Since her career came to an end, she has not been involved with the performance art. In fact, she has not been involved in anything professionally. Ann Carlson Khan only got involved in various activities with her husband, including serving as the president of his charity initiative which is known as the Khan Foundation.
Family and Kids of Ann Carlson Khan
Ann Carlson Khan is a married woman who has since 1977, been the wife of Shahid Khan. The beautiful Carlson met the then Pakistani young man who had moved to the United States when he was just 16 for his studies when they were both attending the University of Illinois in 1967. The two would continue dating until a decade later when they tied the knot.
The union has been blessed with two kids – a daughter and a son, Shanna Khan and Tony Khan respectively. Shanna Khan is also like her father, a businesswoman who is a co-owner of the United Marketing Company in Chicago. She got her education from the University of Illinois. In 2015, she got married to Justin McCabe who works with a financial services firm, Wolf Point Advisors in Chicago as a managing director.
Tony Khan who is the older of the two was born on October 10, 1982. Like all members of his family, he also attended the University of Illinois from where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. He is currently a Senior Vice President of Football Technology and Analytics with Jacksonville Jaguars. He also has other business ventures.
Facts About Shahid Khan’s Wife
Ann Carlson Khan’s Husband
As stated, Ann’s husband is Shahid Khan. He was born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan on July 18, 1950. Also known as Shad Khan, he was raised by a mother who worked as a mathematics professor and a father who worked in the construction industry. He got his earliest education in his home country of Pakistan before moving to the United States to further his education.
After moving to the states, he took some jobs including washing dishes from which he made $1.20 an hour. He eventually obtained a degree in Industrial Engineering.
Khan worked with Flex-N-Gate Corporation when he was still at the University of Illinois. The first business he began was in 1978 when he started Bumper Works.
After failing to buy the St. Louis Rams in 2010, he went on in 2011 to buy the Jacksonville Jaguars for an estimated $760 million. He also owns Fulham F.C. which he bought in 2013 as well as the All Elite Wrestling together with his son.
With a billionaire husband and children who are all involved in various business, the exact net worth of Ann Carlson Khan is not known. However, it is known that her husband has a net worth estimated at $7 billion. He made his fortune from his diverse business investments. Ann and her husband are very much involved in philanthropy.