Anne Jakrajutatip Wiki, Biography
Anne Jakrajutatip is a well-known Thai businesswoman who currently owns the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA beauty pageants. The Thai transgender businesswoman is the first woman to own the Miss Universe pageant in history. Jakrajutatip bought the pageant in October 2022.
Anne Jakrajutatip is also the current CEO of a reputed Thai multinational called JKN Global Group. Apart from that, she is known as the host of the Thai versions of the popular reality shows Project Runway and Shark Tank.
Anne Jakrajutatip bought the Miss Universe pageant in October 2022 for $20 million
Anne Jakrajutatip was born on February 17, 1979 in Thailand. Her parents are Mr. Ashira Suthisataporn and Mrs. Ampai Jakrajutatip. She has two siblings: a younger sister named Pimuma Jakrajutatip and a younger brother named Jatuphon Suthisataporn.
Anne Jakrajutatip went to Assumption College in Bangkok, Thailand. During her early years, she ran her family’s video distribution company, before continuing her higher education in Queensland, Australia. Ella jakrajutatip enrolled at Bond University, where she studied International Relations.
Apart from that, Anne Jakrajutatip also obtained a certificate in Real Estate Development from Chulalongkorn University, before enrolling in the Institute of Directors Association of Thailand, where she undertook a Director Accreditation Program.
At the age of 39, Anne Jakrajutatip became the CEO of JKN Global Group, a renowned multinational that does business in various industries including health products, content distribution, cosmetics and many more. She bought the Miss Universe pageant in October 2022 for $20 million.
The businessman has also spoken publicly on various important issues related to modern society, including LGBTQ rights, women’s empowerment, and more. She has also reportedly spoken out about the sexual harassment she survived as a child.
She also created the Life Inspired for Transsexual Foundation (LIFT), an organization dedicated to working for the betterment of transgender people. Regarding the Miss Universe competition, she said in an interview with The Guardian:
“The platform [is] to encourage, inspire, all women, to be able to overcome the struggle of life and become the global iconic woman. You can have your own success when you believe in yourself. You can build everything yourself, like I have done before… I started the business from scratch. I never had a golden spoon in my mouth.”
During the same interview, she also spoke about her role as a woman in the business world and the importance of protecting them. She said:
”I’m a woman, so I have to protect the women and all the contestants. All the people, particularly the team behind the scenes, the people… no matter who they are, male, female, LGBTQ, verbally, physically, this kind of bullying or accusation [of bullying] should never happen at all in my era.” .
Anne Jakrajutatip reportedly has a son and a daughter, named Andrew and Angelica, respectively. Both are born from surrogacy.
According to the South China Morning Post, the estimated net worth of Anne Jakrajutatip is around US$210 million. She is reportedly one of the richest trans women in Southeast Asia, and according to a Forbes report in 2020, she was the third richest transgender person in the world.