Abigail Pierrepont Johnson is the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of an American multinational investment company Fidelity Investments. As of today, her net worth is $20.5B, making her one of the wealthiest women in the world.
Abigail is the granddaughter of the late Edward C. Johnson II; the founder of Fidelity Investments. She has been president and CEO of Fidelity Investments, since 2014. Her father, Edward C. "Ned" Johnson III, remained chair emeritus of FMR until his death in March 2022.
Before Abigail, her father Edward C. "Ned" Johnson III, remained chair emeritus of FMR until his death in March 2022.
In 2016, Abigail was named on Forbes "The Richest Person In America's 50 Largest Cities" list and ranked sixth in 2021 on their "Powerful Women" list. She was the richest person in Massachusetts in 2020
Soon after completing her graduation from Harvard Business School in 1988, Johnson joined Fidelity Investments as an analyst and portfolio manager. In 2001, she was elevated to President of Fidelity Asset Management.
In 2005, Abigail became Head of Retail, Workplace, and Institutional Business. She was further promoted and named president in 2012.
After working for 25+ years in fidelity, in 2014 she became CEO of the company, and in 2016 she became chairman as well.
Under her tenure, in 2018, she introduced cryptocurrency investment at Fidelity, making it possible for institutional investors to trade bitcoin and ethereum.
Abigail Pierrepont Johnson did her schooling from Cambridge, Massachusetts private school Buckingham Browne and Nichols and received graduation from Hobart and William Smith college with a bachelor of arts degree in art history in 1984. Later, she did MBA from Harvard Business School.
Abigail is married to Christopher McKown and the couple is blessed with 2 children.