Wilbur Ross’s Winter of Discontent

It has been a bad month, if not a bad entire year for Wilbur Ross, who was named Commerce Secretary by President-elect Donald Trump last Nov. 30 and confirmed by the Senate on Feb. 28. Ross has to be wishing he had never agreed to take the job. Ross, who turns 80 this month, has been entangled in a long list of calamities including a Forbes Magazine report downgrading his fortune by US$2 billion to a mere US$700 million or so, a bitter blow to a New York socialite who by all accounts treasures his rank among billionaires and whose third wife Hilary Geary is of a class of women immortalized by the writer Tom Wolfe in his novel

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