Hilary Geary – Wilbur Ross’s third Wife

Hilary Geary

Hilary Geary is the lovely wife of billionaire investor and turnaround specialist, Wilbur Ross Jr. She and her 79-year-old husband have been married since 2004, the third marriage for both.

Hilary Geary’s husband was born Wilbur Louis Ross, Jr. on November 28, 1937. The New Jersey native is  known as the “King of Bankruptcy.” He was born to a school teacher mother and a judge, father.

Ross holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard University.

Ross spent 25 years heading Rothschild Inc’s bankruptcy practice before starting investment firm WL Ross & Co. in 2000. In August the firm agreed to pay a $2.3 million fine to the SEC related to charges that it didn’t properly disclose how transaction fees would be allocated. The firm did not admit to any wrongdoing. An avid art collector, Ross has 41 pieces of artwork by Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte and contemporary pieces by Chinese and Vietnamese artists.

Ross has grown rich by buying troubled companies in industries such as steel, textiles, auto parts and coal and restructuring them, often with significant layoffs and budget cuts. He is said by Forbes to be worth $2.9 billion, making him the country’s 232nd richest person.


64-year-old Hilary Geary is an accomplished hostess, writer, and philanthropist. She worked as a society writer for Quest magazine. She was married to late husband, John W. Geary II. Ms. Geary later dated Alfonse M. D’Amato and married Peter Green, a British investment banker.

She met Wilbur L. Ross Jr., at a party given by Terry Allen Kramer, a Broadway producer, in 1995.

At the time, she was married to late husband, John W. Geary II.

Ms. Geary later dated Alfonse M. D’Amato and married Peter Green, a British investment banker.

It wasn’t until 2002 that she and Ross, saw each other again at another party and reconnected. By then, Ms. Geary and her second husband had split up, and so had Mr. Ross from his second wife.

The lovely blonde now goes by Hilary Geary Ross.

They were married on Oct. 9, 2004 at St. Andrew’s Dune Church in Southampton. Hilary Geary wore a gold suit by Michael Kors that shimmered in the afternoon light. She was escorted down the aisle by her two sons, Ted and Jack.

Hilary must be a proud wife, her husband of 12-years has been named the new secretary of commerce by Donald Trump.


Wilbur’s second wife is Betsy McCaughey, a former lieutenant governor of New York State. Elizabeth “Betsy” McCaughey was born October 20, 1948. The Pennsylvania native holds a a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

She currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research.

According o her website, Betsy McCaughey is the author of over three hundred scholarly and popular articles. Her previous books include two histories of the United States Constitution. She has taught at Vassar College and Columbia University.

In 2004, McCaughey founded and is now Chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (also known as RID).

The blonde is also the author of NY Times Bestseller Beating Obamacare 2014.

You can find Betsy on Twitter here.

Betsy McCaughey  was married to Thomas K. McCaughey from 1972 until 1994. She and Ross became husband and wife in 1995 and divorced in 1998. She is the mother of three daughter from her first marriage. Betsy is perhaps Wilbur’s most famous ex.

From 1961 until 1995, Wilbur was married to first wife, Judith Nodine. The marriage produced two daughters, Jessica and Amanda.