Michael Hess is the soon-to-be the husband of fashion designer, Misha Nonoo -who is also noted for having been the matchmaker between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
They are expected to marry in Rome, surrounded by family, friends, and more than one famous face.
While Misha is an CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist and best known for her eponymous line of women’s ready-to-wear -her man is an energy entrepreneur with tons of connections.
Hess and Josh Kushner both went to Harvard for college and business school. He’s also been friends with model Heidi Klum for several years. His 30th birthday party in the Hamptons in 2016 featured performances by Nelly, Taylor Swift, and Leslie Odom, Jr. Heidi Klum posted a video of Hess joining Nelly onstage.
He is the son of John Hess and the grandson of Leon Hess -who founded the Hess Oil and Chemical Corporation in the 1930s and later purchased the New York Jets and owned the team for more than 15 years.
His dad, John B. Hess, is now the Hess Corporation CEO. Michael followed in his father’s footsteps by attending Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
The 33-year-old grew up in New York City and went to Buckley, Deerfield, Harvard College, and Harvard Business School.
According to his biography on the website of King’s Academy, whose board he joined in 2014, Hess “has worked at KKR & Co. and has also held positions at Goldman Sachs and the Royal Hashemite Court.” Now, according to a source, he’s an entrepreneur who helps start businesses focused on logistics and construction. He’s also described as an entrepreneur who helps start businesses focused on logistics and construction.
He’s also known for his support to the Pediatric Heart Center at Boston’s Children’s Hospital and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Though this is the first marriage for Hess, Misha was previously married to Alexander Gilkes. The former couple tied the knot in 2012. The fashion designer met him in London and according to the NY Times, she thought he was gay when she met him over a decade ago. Word in the street is that Gilkes and Nonoo separated in 2016.
Find him on Instagram here.
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