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Nancy Shevell is an American businesswoman who has a net worth of $200 million. Nancy Shevell is the vice president of her family's transportation corporation, Shevell Group of Companies. She also served as a board member on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority for ten years. Nancy Shevell is best-known for being married to Sir Paul McCartney. The pair started dating in 2007 and were married in 2011. Nancy Shevell is second cousin to Barbara Walters.

Early Life

Nancy Shevell was born in 1959 in New York City, New York. She is the middle daughter born to Myron and Arlene. Her father Myron earned a billion-dollar fortune as the owner of New England Motor Freight. Myron had started his own business with his brother in the 60s, but was charged with fraud by government investigators for alleged ties to the mafia. After being forced to relinquish control of the company, they went bankrupt. Myron later bought New England Motor Freight, and faced further accusations of collusion and racketeering.

Along with siblings Susan and Jon, Shevell was raised in Edison, New Jersey. She grew up a tomboy, and played on the all-girls football team at J. P. Stevens High School. For college, she went on to attend Arizona State University, where she was the only woman to major in transportation. In 1983, Shevell joined her father's haulage company, and became the vice president for administration in 1986. In 1991, she lost her mother to breast cancer. Shevell would later fight that disease herself, and survive.


In 2001, New York governor George Pataki appointed Shevell to serve on the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the biggest public transportation authority in the state. Although she was known to frequently miss monthly meetings, Shevell was mostly well-respected by her colleagues for her speediness and grasp of the rules.

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Personal Life and Marriage to Paul McCartney

While in college, Shevell met attorney-turned-politician Bruce Blakeman. They were married in 1984, and had one son, Arlen. In 2008, the two got divorced.

While residing at her weekend home in the Hamptons on Long Island, Shevell met Paul McCartney. Both were coming from bad marriages, and began dating in the summer of 2007. Although they did their best to keep the relationship discreet, attention from the press proved impossible to elude. When their cover was finally blown, they got engaged, with McCartney gifting Shevell a $650,000 1925 Cartier solitaire diamond ring. They married in 2011 at a ceremony held at Old Marylebone Town Hall in London, where McCartney had his first wedding in 1969. Shevell wore a wedding dress designed by her husband's daughter, famed designer Stella McCartney. Prior to the wedding, the betrothed couple went to Yom Kippur synagogue services, in honor of Shevell's Judaism. Both Shevell and McCartney accepted each other's children from their respective previous marriages. Later, in 2012, McCartney wrote the song "My Valentine" about Shevell; the track appears on his album "Kisses on the Bottom."

Real Estate

In 2015, Shevell and McCartney purchased a duplex penthouse on 1045 Fifth Avenue in New York for $15.5 million. The bronze-glass building, which was reserved and customized for developer Manny E. Duell in 1967, boasts five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths. It also has 800 square feet of wraparound balconies that provide panoramic views of Central Park.

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