Iole Lucchese is a Chair of the Board, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, and President at Scholastic Entertainment. She became the controller of the $1.2 billion publishing company Scholastic Corporation after the sudden death of Richard Robinson Jr. who was an American business executive and educator who died unexpectedly on June 5, 2021, at Martha’s Vineyard, MA. He is the proprietor of a $1.2B publishing company that has published books like ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Clifford,’ ‘Magic Schoolbus’, ‘Captain Underpants. He left behind a surprising succession plan. He did not give control of the $1.2 billion publishers to either of his ex-wife Helen V Benham, two sons, or his siblings Sue Robinson Morrill, Barbara Robinson Buckland, Florence (Dover) Robinson Ford, and William (Bill) Robinson, instead he gave his control to Lole Lucchese. She also inherited all his possessions. In 2018, Robinson has referred to Lucchese as “my partner and dearest friend”. According to the family and the former employees says Robinson and Lucchese had been lifelong romantic companions and it was an open secret that they were in a longtime romantic relationship, but said they believed the couple broke up years ago. He has been survived by three sisters, a brother, and two sons — Ben and Reece.
What is Iole Lucchese Net Worth?
Iole Lucchese Net Worth
$1.2 Billion USD
Iole Lucchese was born in 1967 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, she is 54 years old. She is a Chair of the Board, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, and President at Scholastic Entertainment. She is the first person in her family to graduate college and attended the University of Toronto and earned her post-graduation from The University of Manchester. Her biography read “Born in Toronto, Ontario, Ms. Lucchese is a first-generation college graduate, having received her degrees from the University of Toronto.” She has now inherited a company worth $1.2 billion, Richard Robinson Jr. who took over the company after his father.
She spent her career with the company. She started has a Scholastic Canada Book Club. In 2014, she became Chief Strategy Officer and in 2016, she became Executive Vice President of Scholastic Corporation and currently, she is the Chair of the Board of Directors. She earlier served as associate editor. Her Bio read “Iole began her career at Scholastic, after initially planning to follow her family into teaching,” further added “A native of Canada, her very first job was with Scholastic Canada Book Clubs. She began as an associate editor for the book clubs, quickly bringing a critical eye for enhancement that led to increasing the number of books, diversifying the offerings, and strategically structuring pricing for better profitability, while still keeping books affordable and enabling access to children of all backgrounds.”
She is the current controller of the $1.2 Billion publishing company Scholastic Corporation after the demise of Richard Robinson Jr.
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