Ellen Gordon net worth: Ellen Gordon is an American businesswoman who has a net worth of $1 billion. Ellen Gordon is best known for being the current Chairman and CEO of Tootsie Roll Industries. She took over after her husband Melvin Gordon passed away. Ellen has been Director of Tootsie Roll since 1969. She is also the President of Cambridge Brands Manufacturing, Inc. and of C G C Corporation. Gordon is the Vice President at HDI Investment Corp and a Director of Unilever Bestfoods. Gordon graduated from Brandeis University and Harvard University and married Melvin Gordon in 1950. The couple had four daughters together. Ellen's mother bought shares in the company and had a controlling interest by the 1930s. Gordon started working for Tootsie Roll in 1968. She became vice-president of product development in 1974, senior vice-president in 1976, and President and chief operating officer in 1978.
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