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# 514 Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/18/2024
-$92.7M (-1.48%)

# 514 Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/18/2024
-$92.7M (-1.48%)
Source of WealthCargill
ResidenceRancho Santa Fe, California
Marital StatusDivorced
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$5.46B
Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer
Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer
United States
Net worth: $6.25B

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Wealth History

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Early Life and Family

Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer was born in 1961/62 in the United States.
She is the great-great-granddaughter of William Wallace Cargill, the founder of Cargill.
Her mother was Marion MacMillan Pictet.


Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer is an accomplished equestrian, specializing in show jumping.
In 2011, she won the Prix Credit Suisse at the Geneva International Horse Show.
She also sponsors dressage events.

Personal Life

Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer resides on Coral Reef Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
She is divorced and has two children.
As of October 2022, she was rumored to have a new fiancé, the identity of whom remains undisclosed.

Inheritance and Wealth

Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer inherited an estimated 8% stake in the food giant Cargill.
Her great-grandfather, W.W. Cargill, founded Cargill in Conover, Iowa in 1865.
The Cargill family still owns roughly 90% of the company, which had $177 billion in sales across various divisions in 2022.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.10% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer's net worth of $6.25B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 42.76% compared to 11.89% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer, Cargill is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey