Person

Amy Wyss

Father:

Hansjorg Wyss

Nationality:

American

Founder:

LOR Foundation

Resdidence:

Wilson, Wyoming

Amy Wyss is a billionaire and daughter of Swiss entrepreneur and philanthropist Hansjorg Wyss. Hansjorg founded the medical device manufacturer Synthes and supports liberal political groups and environmentalist projects through his private foundation, the Wyss Foundation. [1] Amy sat on the board of trustees for the foundation. [2]

Amy Wyss worked at her father’s company Synthes for years before he sold it to American multinational medical device and pharmaceutical corporation Johnson and Johnson in 2012 for roughly $20 billion. Amy earned a share of this sale at the time. [3] In January 2022, Forbes estimated that Amy had a net worth of $2 billion. [4]

In 2007, Amy Wyss founded the LOR Foundation, which was conceived as a rural community fund for districts in the American West. [5]

Background

Amy Wyss received a bachelor’s degree in history and government from Skidmore College, a private liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York. [6] [7]

According to Forbes, Amy lives in Wilson, Wyoming, and was likely born in 1971. [8] According to the Wyss Foundation’s webpage, Amy’s father, Swiss medical-device entrepreneur and left-environmentalist mega-donor Hansjorg Wyss, also lives in Wilson, Wyoming. Hansjorg Wyss was drawn to the idea of doing nonprofit environmentalist work in the American west after he worked for the Colorado Highway Department as a student in 1958. [9]

From 2008 to 2012, Amy Wyss sat on the board of directors of Synthes, her father’s medical manufacturing company, which specialized in devices to mend broken bones. [10] [11] After her father sold the company to Johnson and Johnson in 2012 for roughly $20 billion, Amy transferred $1.8 billion from a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. account to an account with Credit Suisse Group AG. [12] [13]

She is married to Ed Jaramillo, who is also involved in philanthropy. [14] Amy Wyss founded the Twirl Toy Store company in Taos, New Mexico, according to a 2010 annual report from Synthes. [15] [16]

Nonprofit Career

Amy Wyss has previously sat on the trustee board of her father’s Wyss Foundation. She has also served on the board of trustees for the National Outdoor Leadership School. [17]

In 2007, Amy and her husband, Ed Jaramillo, founded the LOR Foundation to serve as a rural community develop fund for townships throughout the American west as well as a conservationist organization for these areas. [18] LOR Foundation has created several financial programs in Questa, New Mexico; Taos, New Mexico; and Lander, Wyoming. [19]

References

  1. “#1580 Amy Wyss.” Forbes, 30 January 2022. Accessed 30 January 2022. https://www.forbes.com/profile/amy-wyss/?sh=7ef029851ebd. ^
  2. “These are the Faces of the World’s Youngest Female Billionaires.” LivingMagazine. Accessed 30 January 2022. https://www.livingmgz.com/glamour/these-are-the-faces-of-the-worlds-youngest-female-billionaires/49.html?br_t=ch&fab=1. ^
  3. “#1580 Amy Wyss.” Forbes, 30 January 2022. Accessed 30 January 2022. https://www.forbes.com/profile/amy-wyss/?sh=7ef029851ebd. ^
  4. “#1580 Amy Wyss.” Forbes, 30 January 2022. Accessed 30 January 2022. https://www.forbes.com/profile/amy-wyss/?sh=7ef029851ebd. ^
  5. “#1580 Amy Wyss.” Forbes, 30 January 2022. Accessed 30 January 2022. https://www.forbes.com/profile/amy-wyss/?sh=7ef029851ebd. ^
  6. “#1580 Amy Wyss.” Forbes, 30 January 2022. Accessed 30 January 2022. https://www.forbes.com/profile/amy-wyss/?sh=7ef029851ebd. ^
  7. David de Jong and Zeke Faux. “Wyss Emerges Among Youngest Woman Billionaires in Synthes.” Bloomberg, 18 March 2014. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-03-18/wyss-emerges-among-youngest-woman-billionaires-in-synthes. Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20201224222739/https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-03-18/wyss-emerges-among-youngest-woman-billionaires-in-synthes. ^
  8. “#1580 Amy Wyss.” Forbes, 30 January 2022. Accessed 30 January 2022. https://www.forbes.com/profile/amy-wyss/?sh=7ef029851ebd. ^
  9. “About the Wyss Foundation.” Wyss Foundation. Accessed 30 January 2022. https://www.wyssfoundation.org/about. ^
  10. Kari Lundgren and Adam Haigh. “BAE Systems, BP, Reed Elsevier: U.K., Irish Equity Preview.” Bloomberg, 21 February 2008. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a12HHoWatMwo&refer=uk. Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20150216203840/http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a12HHoWatMwo&refer=uk. ^
  11. David de Jong and Zeke Faux. “Wyss Emerges Among Youngest Woman Billionaires in Synthes.” Bloomberg, 18 March 2014. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-03-18/wyss-emerges-among-youngest-woman-billionaires-in-synthes. Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20201224222739/https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-03-18/wyss-emerges-among-youngest-woman-billionaires-in-synthes. ^
  12. “#451 Hansjoerg Wyss.” Forbes. Accessed 30 January 2022. https://www.forbes.com/profile/hansjoerg-wyss/?sh=546f3c6166c0. ^
  13. David de Jong and Zeke Faux. “Wyss Emerges Among Youngest Woman Billionaires in Synthes.” Bloomberg, 18 March 2014. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-03-18/wyss-emerges-among-youngest-woman-billionaires-in-synthes. Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20201224222739/https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-03-18/wyss-emerges-among-youngest-woman-billionaires-in-synthes. ^
  14. “These are the Faces of the World’s Youngest Female Billionaires.” LivingMagazine. Accessed 30 January 2022. https://www.livingmgz.com/glamour/these-are-the-faces-of-the-worlds-youngest-female-billionaires/49.html?br_t=ch&fab=1. ^
  15. David de Jong and Zeke Faux. “Wyss Emerges Among Youngest Woman Billionaires in Synthes.” Bloomberg, 18 March 2014. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-03-18/wyss-emerges-among-youngest-woman-billionaires-in-synthes. Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20201224222739/https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-03-18/wyss-emerges-among-youngest-woman-billionaires-in-synthes. ^
  16. “Executive Profile: Amy E. Wyss.” Bloomberg, 4 March 2016. Accessed 30 January 2022. https://www.bloomberg.com/Research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=44228539&privcapId=657860&previousCapId=5921337&previousTitle=Rehau%20Limited. Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20160305010830/https://www.bloomberg.com/Research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=44228539&privcapId=657860&previousCapId=5921337&previousTitle=Rehau%20Limited. ^
  17. “These are the Faces of the World’s Youngest Female Billionaires.” LivingMagazine. Accessed 30 January 2022. https://www.livingmgz.com/glamour/these-are-the-faces-of-the-worlds-youngest-female-billionaires/49.html?br_t=ch&fab=1. ^
  18. “These are the Faces of the World’s Youngest Female Billionaires.” LivingMagazine. Accessed 30 January 2022. https://www.livingmgz.com/glamour/these-are-the-faces-of-the-worlds-youngest-female-billionaires/49.html?br_t=ch&fab=1 ^
  19. LOR Foundation. Accessed 30 January 2022. https://lorfoundation.org/. ^
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