Margaret Anne Cargill
|Margaret Anne Cargill|
September 24, 1920|
Los Angeles, California
|Died||August 1, 2006
La Jolla, California
|Cause of death||Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
|Education||University of Minnesota|
|Parent(s)||Austen Cargill and Anne Ray Cargill|
|Relatives||W. W. Cargill (grandfather)|
Margaret Anne Cargill was born September 24, 1920, in Los Angeles, the daughter of Austen Cargill and granddaughter of W. W. Cargill. She grew up in the Midwest. She earned a degree in arts education from the University of Minnesota and moved to Southern California.
She became one of eight heirs to the Minneapolis-based grain-trading conglomerate Cargill. Forbes magazine listed her in 2005 as the 164th richest American, with a net worth of $1.8 billion. She was a major donor to the American Red Cross, the Nature Conservancy, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian and the American Swedish Institute. She gave away more than $200 million, always anonymously.
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