Maggie Hardy Knox

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Maggie Hardy Knox
Born
Maggie Hardy

(1965-12-07) December 7, 1965 (age 55)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationBusinesswoman
Known forOwner of 84 Lumber and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Net worthUS$1.3 billion (October 2017)[1]
Spouse(s)Peter J. Magerko (div.)
Shawn Knox (m. 2019)
Children1 son
Parent(s)Joseph A. Hardy III

Maggie Hardy Knox (born December 7, 1965)[2] is an American billionaire businesswoman and the owner of 84 Lumber and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, both founded by her father Joseph A. Hardy III.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 1992, she married Peter J. Magerko, a former member of the Marine Corps and the Pennsylvania State Police. They have one son together.[3] In September 2017, she filed for divorce.[3]

On March 30, 2019, she married Shawn Knox in Aspen, Colorado.[4][5] They live in Pittsburgh.[4]

Advertising controversy[edit]

Knox helped develop 84 Lumber's 2017 Super Bowl commercial, which stirred controversy before airing for featuring a border wall separating a mother and child from presumed freedom, following their visibly arduous journey to it. The wall was deemed too political by Fox, and so was edited out for broadcast.[6] The Washington Times reported that she "says she’s a staunch supporter of President Trump and his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall" and that she "said she personally helped develop the commercial but said her politics had nothing to do with its message."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maggie Magerko". forbes.com. Retrieved 10 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Aeppel, Timothy (24 April 1997). "Joe Hardy Passed Over Sons For Successor at 84 Lumber". WSJ. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b Cholodofsky, Rich. "84 Lumber owner Maggie Hardy Magerko files for divorce in Westmoreland". TribLIVE.com. Retrieved 10 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Pittsburgh-area billionaire Maggie Hardy ties the knot in Colorado - TribLIVE.com". triblive.com. Retrieved 7 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Wedding bells for 84 Lumber". HBS Dealer. 3 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ SAPNA MAHESHWARIFEB "Challenge for Super Bowl Commercials: Not Taking Sides, Politically"; New York Times; 2 February 2017.
  7. ^ Jessica Chasmar The Washington Times; 8 February 2017.