Mary Davis, Irish social entrepreneur & CEO of Special Olympics.

Mary Davis, Irish social entrepreneur & CEO of Special Olympics.

Quick Facts of Mary Davis

  • Full NameMary Davis
  • Net Worth$61 Million
  • Date of Birth06 August, 1954
  • NicknameMary
  • Marital Status
  • Birthplace Swinford,County Mayo
  • Ethnicity
  • ProfessionPolitician
  • Nationality
  • Active Year1985-present
  • Eye colour
  • Hair colour
  • BuildSlim
  • SpouseJulian Davis
  • Online PresenceFacebook,Twitter,
  • Children4
  • Horoscope
Mary Davis Irish social entrepreneur CEO of Special Olympics

Mary Davis is an Irish social entrepreneur, activist, and politician. Moreover, she is a long-term campaigner for the rights and inclusion of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. She has been Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics International since May 2016.

Furthermore, she also served as CEO of the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games. She is one of the most influential people all over the world. Along with a flourishing career, Davis enjoys an extraordinary amount. Wanna know more about her life? Then read the article written below.

Grown-up in Kinaffe

Mary Anne Davis was born as  Mary Anne Rooney, on August 6, 1954, in Kinaffe, Swinford, County Mayo, Ireland. She went to St Louis Convent School Kilitmagh for secondary education.

She also believes her success comes mostly because of her upbringing in East Mayo, where she was looked at by others and well supported by her family and friends.

Davis was a qualified Physical Educational Teacher from Leeds Trinity University, UK, affiliated with the University of Leeds for training women’s teachers. Additionally,  she won a scholarship to the University of Alberta to complete her academics.

Eventually, she returned to Ireland, where she came across many people with intellectual disabilities, and soon after, she worked as a physical education coordinator at St. Micheal’s House.

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Mary Davis smiling

Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics

Mary began her career as a teacher, and in 1985, she worked as Events Director at Special Olympics European Games hosted in Dublin, Ireland. Later in 1989,  she was selected as the National Director of Special Olympics Ireland. She was Chairperson of SO International Advisory Council (1993-1997).

Davis was the first CEO outside the USA  in 50 years old history. She is a permanent  CEO of SOEE appointed, May 2016.   According to the 2011 Irish Presidential election, she was a nominee for an Independent party. But she only got a 2.7% vote and was eliminated.

Husband-Julian Davis

Mary married her longtime boyfriend turned husband Julian Davis in 1988. Probably their wedding ceremony took place in a private ceremony hall. The couple has been together for more than three decades. However, the duo lives happily without any controversies and rumors.

Due to various reasons, Mrs. Davis has kept her family far from the limelight, so any information regarding her family is yet to be achieved. However, multiple sources have claimed that she is the mother of four children, all grown-ups and financially stable on their own.

Moreover, her husband ran the New York Marathon in November 2005. He raised €80,000 for Special Olympics. They both climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, which was her lifetime dream. Further, the couple shares four children, two sons and two daughters. They are Jonathan Davis, Patrick Davis, Rebecca Davis, and Emma Davis. The family is happily living in Ireland.

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Mary Davis during one of her conference.

Net Worth

Mary’s net worth is estimated at around $2 Million as of 2022. She earns this money from her long social entrepreneur and activist career. She takes €60,000 as director fees as CEO. Moreover, her salary is over € 150,000, according to her website.

Her mass wealth is probably thanks to her vast portfolio and perhaps because she has been working for quite some time now.

Since she is still active in the field, we are sure her net worth will grow shortly. Currently, the 67-years old politician is enjoying a rich and lavish lifestyle with her family. Besides, there is no information about her house, cars and other assets.

Even though she has a vast amount of riches, she has never once failed to direct her attention to a greater social cause and has always spoken out for the rights of special needs children and adults.

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