Michele Thornton Ghee, CEO of iconic brands Ebony and Jet Magazine, is an award-winning industry veteran with over 25 years of experience shaping culture and transforming brands. The highlight of her career is that- Ghee is recognized for creating and running the first and only network for black women; BETHer at BET Networks, and for contributions to WME, CNN, A&E, The History Channel. As a leader, Ghee believes that self-awareness is the number one attribute of leadership.
Aside from her accolades, Ghee is a frank and transparent executive who believes being a helpful leader pays off. Which often means being willing to be transparent with others regardless of your level of success.
Michele Ghee Age, Birthday, Parents, Siblings
Michele Thornton was born on the 26th of June 1966 in Oakland California to her African American parents. Not much is known about her mother but her father Walt Thornton has been the one who changed her life for the better. He was a community activist, entrepreneur, owner of a small restaurant in the Bay area.
She grew up with her brother and attended Bishop O’ Dowd High School in 1984. However, after graduating high school, Michele didn’t attend college rather she spent her time dating the wrong men, gained 30 pounds, drove around in her boyfriends’ cars, and depended on them financially.
While she was dating an athlete, Michele said she dreamed of God and felt that God was embarrassed about her way of living. She gave it all, her boyfriends, her irresponsible life, and decided to attend college. She started cleaning houses and riding on a bus while attending college.
When her father passed away at the age of 51, he made Michele promise she would do something in her life of which he would be proud. She did exactly like that and is making her family and community proud of her.
Michele Thornton Ghee Education
After wandering around for 10 years, Michele decided she wanted to continue her education. So, Ghee then attended Golden Gate University to earn her Bachelor Of Science in Business Management in 1990.
She received her degree in 1994. in 2011, she attended the Executive Leadership Program at the University of California, Los Angeles. Michele then attended Harvard University in 2014 and received a Certificate of Completion in The Women’s Leadership Forum. In 2020, she received the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University.
Michele Thornton Ghee Career Biography
After graduating from college at the age of 30, Michele started working as Tax Manager for pacific Telesis Group and served as Senior Account Manager for Pacific Bell. She then worked for The Weather Channel as Account Manager. The big break in Michele’s career came when she got the opportunity to work as CNN Director.
She then served as Senior Vice President of BET Networks. While working as Executive Vice President at 160over90, Michele contracted COVID 19 and lost her job. However, God had a better plan for her and she got to work as Managing Partner for Stratechic Alliance. In January 2021, she was appointed as CEO of EBONY and JET.
Moreover, Ghee has also written three books entitled Life and Career Winning Strategies for Women, Stratechic 2.0: Her Plan, Her Power, Her Purpose, and Success on Your Terms.
Michele Thornton Ghee Husband, Married Life, Wedding
Talking of Michele Ghee’s marital life she is in a happy place, at least this is what it seems. Michele Thornton Ghee is currently married to her long-time husband Antony Ghee aka Tony. He has been the pillar and supporter of his wife since the day they got married.
Michele’s beau hosts radio shows, podcasts and promotes his wife and her websites. The couple is blessed with daughter Taylor Ghee and son Jordan Ghee. Both are grown up now and Michele has been helping them to find their own path and paved the way.
Michele Thornton Ghee Net Worth, Salary
After finding her way to the world, Michele soon became one of the highest-paid media planners already earning a six-figure salary. She is now serving as CEO of EBONY and Jet for which Michele Ghee is earning an average salary of between $580,599 and $989,708.
Not to forget, she has already contributed to various reputed organizations including CNN, History Channel, and Weather Channel. She is also the author of three books for which she may have earned more than $300,000.
Keeping in accounts all her earnings to date, Michele Thornton Ghee’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 Million as of 2021.
Michele Thornton Ghee Social Media
Michele has talked about her appointment as CEO for Ebony on her Instagram account and has posted several pictures as well. She has also shared pictures of her late father, her husband, and her children.
Further, Michele likes to tweet about her books, her favorite inspiring quotes, and speak for the women of color. Because of this, she has earned 6762 followers on Twitter to date.
Also, Michele has identified herself as an author in her Facebook page which she created on July 30, 2018. Apart from her voice for the women, she also talks about her family.
Quick Wiki Facts on Michele Thornton Ghee
|Full Name/Real Name||Michele Thornton Ghee|
|Date of Birth/Birthday||26th of June 1966|
|Parents||Walt Thornton and Mrs. Walt Thornton|
|Profession||Author and CEO|
|Education(college/university)||Golden Gate University|
|Children||Daughter Taylor and son Jordan|
|Social Media||Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Salary||$580,599 and $989,708.|
|Height in Meter||1.77 meters|
|Height in Feet||5 ft 10 inches|