Penny Chenery Net Worth

As rich as they come, people in business usually have the most wealth to brag about. Million-dollar houses, private jets and a variety of other premium things usually distinguish successful business people from the rest of us. However, some are more humble than other, but it’s not about perception and philosophy this time, but rather about Penny Chenery. This unknown tall Businessperson is American. Born in unknown on the unknown, Penny Chenery has emerged as a successful business person. Graduating Madeira School, Smith College, Columbia Business School, this individual has received tons of awards and accolades for successes in various fields. Earning the nicknames of unknown along the way Penny Chenery was born into the family of Christopher Chenery, Helen Bates Hollis B. Chenery, Margaret Carmichael. Nowadays, moving around the world and managing lots of business ventures has to be synchronised with personal time which is mostly occupied by business and John Bayard Tweedy, Sr. (m. 1949–1973) Kate Chenery Tweedy, John Tweedy, Jr.. The total estimated net worth of Penny Chenery is $10 Million.

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Born the youngest of three children in the family, she was raised in Pelham Manor, New York as the daughter of a utilities financier and founder of Southern Natural Gas Company and Meadow Stable,’ among other utilities. The Meadow Stable was a thoroughbred racing operation and horse breeding business in Caroline County, and was one of the reasons for Chenery developing a great love for horses. She went to Madeira School in McLean, Virginia which had facilities for riding and stabling horses. Upon finishing high school, she decided to enroll at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts to study American history. She spent her first years upon graduation working as an assistant for the Gibbs and Cox Company which designed war craft for the Normandy invasion. However, after the invasio, she decided to quit her job and join the Red Cross, so in 1945 she travelled to France to assist soldiers.

After returning from Europe, she was her father offered to supplement her education at the Columbia Business School, which she accepted and became one of 20 women attending that year, among 800 men. Until her father’s illness in 1968, Penny led a quiet housewife life, fund-raising for the Red Cross, but this changed when her father became disabled, and his stable started losing money and deteriorating,Chenery wanted to fulfill he father’s dream and win the Kentucky Derby, and she was soon elected president of the Meadow Stud board and started making serious changes in the businesses organization. The stable regained profitability and in 1972, the Meadow Farm’s colt Riva Ridge won the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes. At the same time, their two-year old horse, Secretariat won the 1972 American Horse of the Year honors. The young horse rose to fame after becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years, the two aforementioned races plus the Preakness Stakes. Both of Penny’s horses were inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame.

Chenery has received several acknowledgements and was one of the first three women admitted to The Jockey Club in 1983. She served as the President of the Thoroughred Owners and Breeders Association from 1976 to 1984, and received the Eclipse Award of Merit. When it comes to her more recent activity, in March 2011, she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Randolph-Macon College.

In her personal life, Penny has been married twice, firstly to John Tweedy, Sr(1949-73). who she met while studying at Columbia Business School, and her second was to Lennart Ringquist; she. has four children.

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  • Full Name: Penny Chenery
  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Date Of Birth: January 27, 1922
  • Place Of Birth: New Rochelle, New York, United States
  • Profession: Businessperson
  • Education: Madeira School, Smith College, Columbia Business School
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: John Bayard Tweedy, Sr. (m. 1949–1973)
  • Children: Kate Chenery Tweedy, John Tweedy, Jr.
  • Parents: Christopher Chenery, Helen Bates
  • Siblings: Hollis B. Chenery, Margaret Carmichael
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  • Known as the “First Lady of Racing”, she and her siblings owned the legendary Secretariat, winner of the U.S. Triple Crown in 1973.
  • Winner of the 2005 Eclipse Award of Merit, for lifetime achievement in Thoroughbred racing.


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Secretariat 2010 Preakness Spectator (uncredited)
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Penny & Red: The Life of Secretariat’s Owner 2013 Documentary executive producer
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Secretariat 2010 consultant
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Science Times 2001 TV Series documentary special thanks – 1 episode
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60 Minutes Sports 2013 TV Series documentary Herself – Secretariat’s Owner (segment “Secretariat”)
ESPN 25: Who’s #1? 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000 TV Series documentary Herself


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