Bill Ford



Bill Ford is an American Businessman who is the chairman of Ford Motor Company, Born on 3 May 1957, In Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Family Background:

He is the son of William Clay Ford Sr. and his wife Martha Firestone. Bill Ford is the Great-grandson of Henry Ford and Harvey S. Firestone. He has three siblings.

Personal Life:

Bill Ford Married Lisa Vanderzee. The couple has four children. They recently live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Bill is vegetarian since 1990.


Ford had completed his study at the Hotchkiss School in 1975. He had completed his graduation from Princeton University in 1979. In 1984, He had received the M.S Degree in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


During his graduation, He had joined the Ford in 1979 and had held a variety of positions like Product development and on financial staff. He had served as a mid-ranking executive in product development for several years. In 1988, He had been made the vice-president of the Ford Truck Corporations. In the same year, He had the part of the board of directors and also went on the to important boards, Finance, and Environment policy. In 1990, He had served as General Manager of the ‘Crime Control Division’. In 1998, He had been selected as a chairman of the Board and he had taken office on 1 January 1999. Later in October 2001, He had become the Chief Executive Officer. He held this post until 2006, Then he had been named Company’s executive chairman. In 2010, He had announced the start of a strategic investment firm. In the Next three years, the company had invested a number of enterprises like ‘Masabi’, ‘Nano C’, ‘Zagster’, and many others.

Unknown Facts:

  • His real name is William Clay Ford Jr.
  • He is the great-grandson of Henry Ford.
  • Ford didn’t create assembly lines.

Master Stroke:

  • Bill Ford is the prominent businessman who highlighted in the Canadian-Irish docudrama, ‘Death or Canada’.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 2011, He received the Irish America magazines Hall of Fame honor.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Bill Ford, Think Positive for your future. Work hard to fulfill your dreams.


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