Ann Romney

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Ann Romney is an American author, equestrian, and philanthropist. Ann Romney published her book ‘In This Together’ which discussed her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, treatments, and the important role her family played.

Early Life

Ann Romney was born on April 16, 1949, in Bloomfield, Michigan, USA. She was a granddaughter of a Welsh miner. She was born under the star sign Aries. Likewise, she is 73 years old.  She was raised by her parents Edward Roderick Davies and Lois (Pottinger) Davies. She grew up with her two brothers. Her father was a self-made businessman and mayor of their town.


She went to Kingswood School, a private all-girls school. Ann attended Brigham Young University after graduating from high school in 1967. She was at the University of Grenoble in France during the second semester of her freshman year.

Ann Romney- Career and Professional Life

In 1977, Ann ran for the position of town meeting representative in Belmont. She managed to win the election by studying local issues and engaging in door-to-door campaigning. Moreover, Anne had a keen interest in equestrianism after her multiple sclerosis diagnosis. So, her interest soon ended up in her receiving recognition in dressage as an adult amateur at the national level. Moreover, she earned the 2006 Gold Medal and 2005 Silver Medal in Grand Pix level from the United States Dressage Federation.

Ann worked with Jan Ebeling a California trainer. As a result, they ended up being qualified for the Pan-Am games in 2004. By 2011, her horses were valued at more than $250,000. The horses were kept at Ebeling’s Moorpark, California, stables in which she is a partner. The Romneys funded Ebeling’s wish for equestrian competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics. In June 2012, Ebeling, riding on the horse Rafalca was spot on the US dressage team. Ebeling and Roney co-owned Rafalca. Hence, they stood in 28th position in the competition at the London games in August 2012.

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Caption: Ann Romney with her trainer Jan Ebeling Source: The Acres

Charity Work:

Ann also involved herself in several children’s charities. She actively involved herself in the prevention of teen pregnancy. Moreover, she worked to promote safety and opportunities for urban youths. She worked with Ten Point Coalition in Boston and other groups as well. Ann also served as an honorary board member of Families First. It is a parent education program based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She also worked as a volunteer instructor of middle-school girls at Mother Caroline Academy in Boston.

Ann started volunteering for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay. By 2002, she was serving as one of the board members of the organization. Romney served on the United Way’s Faith in Action Committee, collaborating with local religious institutions. It supported at-risk children and helped to develop United Way Faith and Action. She had previously served on the Massachusetts Advisory Board of Stand for Children in 1996. She co-chaired the Olympic Aid charity at the 2002 Winter Olympics. It provides sports activities and programs for children in war-torn areas.

In January 2003, Romney became the First Lady of Massachusetts until January 2007. During this course, she was active in teenage pregnancy prevention efforts. She supported stem cell research in 2004 as long as it was done “morally and ethically”. In 2005, the governor selected Ann to lead a new special office. She worked with the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. It helped the state’s faith-based organizations to obtain greater federal funding.

Book Writing:

The Romney Family Table: Sharing Home-Cooked Recipes & Favorite Traditions, a cookbook that made the New York Times Best Seller list. It was published in October 2013. She made promotional appearances for it. She published her book Whatever You Choose to Be: 8 Tips for the Road Ahead in March 2015. Ann also published In This Together: My Story in September 2015. The book discussed her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, treatments, and the important role her family played.

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Caption: Ann Romney during the book signing of her book “In This Together” Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ann Romney – Net Worth 2023

Ann has earned a great deal of wealth throughout her career. As a result, she has a net worth of $50 million.

Personal Life

Ann married Mitt Romney on March 21, 1969, at her home. They had a reception at the Bloomfield Hills Country Club. Ann knew of Mitt Romney since elementary school. Moreover, the couple gave birth to five sons: Taggart born in 1970, Matthew born in 1971, Joshua born in 1975, Benjamin born in 1978, and Craig born in 1981.

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Caption: Ann Romney with her husband Mitt Romney
Source: Parade

Ann Romney – Health Problems

Ann began suffering from numbness, fatigue, and other symptoms in 1997. As a result, she suffered from multiple sclerosis in 1998.

Body Measurement

Ann is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 64kg. She has brown eyes and blond hair color.

Social Media:

Romney is active on social sites such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Her Instagram handle is @annromney and she has around 22.6k followers. She has 164.4k followers on her Twitter and her Twitter handle is @AnnRomney. She is also available on Facebook as Ann Romney.