Source of Wealth:Stryker Corporation
Occupation:Executive at Stryker Corporation
Education:Master of Arts, Western Michigan University; Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Northern Colorado
Ronda Stryker is one of Michigan’s richest people with an estimated net worth of $3.9 billion as of April 2016, according to Forbes. Her wealth due to an inheritance and hard work. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado, she continued her studies at the University of Western Michigan, where she earned her Masters.
Stryker Corporation, founded in 1941 by her grandfather Homer Stryker, is a medical device company, of which she inherited a portion. With worldwide offices and 13 subsidiary companies, Ronda Stryker acts on the Stryker board and Director of various companies, Arts Institutes, Community Foundations, Greenleaf Trust, and more. She is involved in charity work, is a philanthropist and funds education initiatives focusing on girls and women. Apart from the family business she is involved in, she worked for years as a teacher.
The married woman and mother of three children received the 2013 YWCA Lifetime Woman of Achievement Award in honor of the outstanding contributions she delivered in her life and her positive role model to all women.