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Suzy Welch, Jack Welch Wife

Suzy Welch, formerly Wetlaufer is an American author, television commentator, business journalist, and public speaker. As an author, her book 2009 10-10-10: A life Transforming Idea was a New York Times bestseller. She also co-authored books with her late husband Jack Welsh, of two international New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling business book, Winning. The book was published in 2005, and The Real-Life MBA, published in 2015. Suzy Welsh became a widow on March 1, 2020, when her husband succumbed to kidney failure.


Suzy Welch was born Suzanne Spring in 1959 to Phyllis and Bernard Spring in Portland, Oregon. She is 61 years old as of 2019. She was raised in New York and New England. She attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard and Radcliffe College, and Harvard Business School, from which she graduated as a Baker scholar, in the top five of her class.


Suzzy Welch began her career as a reporter with the Miami Herald and then with the Associated Press. After business school, she worked for several years at Bain & Company, a management consulting firm based in Boston. She later became the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Business Review. She has written a novel and authored and edited numerous books and articles dealing with leadership, organizational change, and human resource management.

At the beginning of 2002, Welch was forced to resign from the Harvard Business review after it emerged that she was having an affair with the then-married Jack Welch, the former Chief executive officer of General Electric while preparing an interview with him for the magazine. Jack Welch former wife, Jane Welch brought the affair to the attention of the Review and they later divorced with Jack later marrying Suzanne Spring. Suzy Welch had the interview pulled before it appeared in the Business Review.

Suzy and her later husband Jack Welch have worked together and co-authored several best-selling books including, Winning, its companion volume, Winning: The Answers, and most recently, The Real-life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team and Growing Your Career. Jack and Suzy also wrote the “The Welch Way” a weekly column on business and career challenges that appeared in BusinessWeek Magazine from 2005 to 2009 and published in 45 newspapers across the world by The New York Times Syndicate. Together, they also founded the Jack Welch Management Institute, an online MBA program.

She is also a commentator on Television programs that include Good Morning America, The View, Morning Joe, Your World with Neil Cavuto, and Power Lunch. Her career expertise and perceptive commentary have made her a regular contributor to the Today Show and Bulls & Bears. She has also written about work-life balance and other cultural issues for publications including, O, The Oprah Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. She is a well known public speaker represented by CAA and she also moderated SXSW’s Q&A. The session was between a legendary business leader and husband Jack Welch and Venture capitalist.

Personal Life

Suzy Welch is the mother of four children from her previous marriage.


Suzy Welch married Jack Welch, the former CEO General Electric, in 2004 after meeting him in October 2011. On the other hand, Welch had four children with his first wife, Carolyn and they divorced amicably in April 1987 after 28 years of marriage.


The estimated net worth of Suzy Welch is $120 million which includes her Husband’s income. Her late husband Jack Welch had an estimated net worth of $900 million U.S Dollars.


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