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Who is Angela Macuga?
Angela Macuga was born on 14 March 1968, in Brooks, Georgia USA, and is a philanthropist, best known for being the wife of businessman Arthur Blank who in turn is best known for his ownership of the National Football League team, the Atlanta Falcons.
The Wealth of Angela Macuga
How rich is Angela Macuga? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned largely through her association with her husband who has an estimated net worth of $4 billion. The couple has done a lot of charity work together, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that at least their joint wealth may also continue to increase.
Life Before Arthur Blank
While there is little information about Angela’s past and her family, it is known that she enrolled into the University of South Carolina-Sumter, and after graduation she ventured towards a profession related to sales, marketing and branding. She initially started working for the Graphics Solution Group, which specializes in graphic design, promotional items, printing, and other related aspects. She also worked with the Boundless Network which is a branding company that helps other companies build their brands. Prior to meeting Arthur, she was already married and had three children be her husband passed away due to a drunk driving incident, leaving her a widow. Nevertheless, she continued with her company work and also took care of her children. In 2012, she was attending a soccer league game in which her children participated, and in which Blank’s son was also playing. The two became acquaintances then, and soon their friendship blossomed into a romance.
Arthur created his wealth in the late 1970s, when he founded the company Home Depot alongside Bernard Marcus. They had a vision of a one-stop shopping area for someone who wants to do-it-yourself. The store was highly successful and is considered one of the businesses that revolutionized home improvements mainly thanks to its warehouse concept. In fact, the success of Home Depot was so big that both co-founders became billionaires as a result. He spent 19 years as the company president, and after retiring then focused his eyes on sports ownership. He purchased the NFL team the Atlanta Falcons in 2002, and two years later he bought the Arena Football League franchise, the Georgia Force.
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Prior to meeting Macuga, he was already married twice. His first wife was Diana J. Blank and they had three children together but their marriage ended in divorce in 1993. Two years later, he met Stephanie V. Blank who was previously a designer for a Home Depot store. They also had three children together before divorcing. Later on, he continued his sports ownership endeavors by founding an expansion franchise for Major League Soccer called the Atlanta United FC, which began play in 2017. The club plays at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium alongside another of his teams, the Atlanta Falcons.
— Arthur Blank Foundation (@BlankFoundation) September 17, 2018
Marriage and Other Endeavors
In 2014, Arthur and Angela announced their engagement and were quietly married two years later, with details including location never announced publicly – during a subsequent interview he let it slip that he was already married. With their marriage, the couple became the parents of nine children, and since marrying, Angela has left her career in sales and marketing to focus more on family and philanthropic efforts. She became a volunteer for the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving Georgia, and a member of the board of directors of the Blank Family Foundation.
With her work, she is focused on various aspects of each organization including education, involvement, funding, and promotion. She helped co-chair the event Walk Like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) 5kms since 2013, the organization’s largest fundraiser. MADD also collaborates closely with the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to establish a year-round partnership, their programs aimed at helping people become more aware of the dangers and effects of alcohol as well as drugs, with some victims of intoxication leading to injury participating with the organization.
Social Media and Media Appearances
The couple also appeared on the daytime television “The Ellen Degeneres Show”, on which they bought a wedding dress during a charity auction for the amount of $8,000. The couple later danced with Ellen at the end of the show, leading to a video becoming viral through YouTube and social media. While Macuga doesn’t have any personal social media accounts, she is involved with the online presence of the organizations she works with. The lack of any personal accounts is one of the reasons there is very little information online about her past. Photos and videos of her mainly consist of present endeavors.