Ariana Rockefeller was born to David Rockefeller, Jr. and Diana Newell Rockefeller. Her hometown is Cambridge, Massachusetts, but she split most of her childhood between New York and Maine. She attended the Ethel Walker School, a boarding school, in Connecticut. Rockefeller interned at the United Nations. She later graduated Columbia University with a Bachelors of Political Science.
Fashion and lifestyle business
Rockefeller launched her own fashion line in 2011. In 2014, she opened a pop-up shop in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan. She added a line of handbags in 2015 after hiring handbag designer Bassam Ali.
Rockefeller began riding horses when she was three years-old. She competed on the equestrian team in high school, during which time she took an interest in show jumping. After leaving the sport for a time, Rockefeller returned in 2012 and began show jumping competitively. In 2015, Rockefeller placed fourth in the Hampton Classic.
Rockefeller has served on the board of the nonprofit David Rockefeller Fund. Rockefeller supports the Humane Society of the United States. Rockefeller has chaired the New York Botanical Garden's Winter Ball for several years. 
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