William Clay Ford, Jr. net worth: William Clay Ford, Jr. is an American businessman who has a net worth of $1 billion dollars. Born in Detroit, Michigan, William Clay Ford, Jr., often referred to as Bill Ford, is the great-grandson of Henry Ford. He earned a degree in History from Princeton University, and then went on to earn a degree in Management from MIT Sloane School of Management. He began working for Ford Motor Company in the late 70s, just after finishing at Princeton. He worked in various positions for the company, including serving as a mid-executive in product development, and heading up both the Climate Control and Heavy Truck Operations divisions. He became Chairman of the Finance Committee in the 90s, and was subsequently promoted to Chairman of the Board in 1998. He became CEO in 2001, and then President and COO, as well in 2006. He is currently Ford's Executive Chairman.