Maggie Hardy Magerko

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Maggie Hardy Magerko
Born Maggie Hardy
1964/1965 (age 53–54)
Nationality American
Occupation Businesswoman
Known for owner of 84 Lumber and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Net worth US$1.3 billion (October 2017)[1]
Spouse(s) Peter J. Magerko
Children 1 son
Parent(s) Joseph A. Hardy III

Maggie Hardy Magerko (born 1964/65) 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, and they have one son together.[2] In September 2017, she filed for divorce.[2]

Advertising controversy[edit]

Magerko 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, effectively censoring the ad.[3] 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 "Mrs. Magerko said she personally helped develop the commercial but said her politics had nothing to do with its message."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maggie Magerko". forbes.com. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b Cholodofsky, Rich. "84 Lumber owner Maggie Hardy Magerko files for divorce in Westmoreland". TribLIVE.com. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  3. ^ SAPNA MAHESHWARIFEB "Challenge for Super Bowl Commercials: Not Taking Sides, Politically"; New York Times; 2 February 2017.
  4. ^ Jessica Chasmar The Washington Times; 8 February 2017.