|Personal Details Summary|
|Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB||Born in 1948. As of 2023, she is around 75 years old.|
|Wedding & Marriage / Husband / Spouse / Partner||Married. Check the full bio for relationship details.|
|Children / No. of Kids||4|
|Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race||Hispanic|
|What happened to Barbara Dalio son?||Devon was killed in a car accident in Greenwich.|
Barbara Dalio (maiden name Barbara Gabaldoni) is the wife of Ray Dalio, a billionaire hedge fund manager and investor. Like her husband, she is also deeply philanthropic.
Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :
- Barbara Dalio was born Barbara Gabaldoni in Spain in 1948, and she is a descendant of the extremely prestigious Vanderbilt-Whitney family. Her parents were Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Conner (mother, granddaughter of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Harry Payne Whitney), and Luis Gabaldoni, (father, a diplomat from Peru). Barbara’s stepfather through her mother’s second marriage was McCauley Conner, an artist and illustrator.
- She has a brother, Luis Gabaldoni.
- Barbara moved to the United States in her 20s and met the man who would become her husband, Ray Dalio, in the early 1970s. They have been married for over forty years.
- She has four sons with Ray Dalio: Devon, Paul, Matthew, and Mark.
- Barbara lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, with her husband Ray.
Career, Income, Salary and Net Worth :
- Upon arriving in the United States in the early 1970s, Barbara worked for a while at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, which was founded by her great-grandmother Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1930.
- She then spent years dedicating herself solely to raising her four sons while they attended both public and private schools.
- While being a full-time mother, Barbara became interested in the American education system.
- After her youngest son was grown, Barbara started dedicating herself to contributing and helping the education system that reared her sons.
- This allowed her to see exactly what resources were needed and how they would be used.
- Barbara now frequently raises funds and support for Achievement First, a charter school network, and for Teach for America, an organization that offers opportunities for college graduates to train high-needs classrooms.
- Barbara also leads the Dalio Philanthropies Foundation’s education initiative and continues to visit and support public schools.
Fun Facts, Height and Trivia :
- Barbara’s second son Paul is a film director. Her third son, Matthew Ace, founded the China Care Foundation, which helps Chinese orphans; he is also the founder of Endless Mobile, specializing in computer operating systems. Her youngest son, Mark, preoccupies himself with filming wildlife. Her eldest, Devon, works for Bridgewater Associates, his father’s firm.
- Barbara’s mother Gertrude was an acclaimed painter who passed away after a battle with cancer in 2009. Gertrude was also the cousin of Gloria Vanderbilt.
- In her work with schools, Barbara partners up with teachers and learns what they most need to aid them.
- She is also very passionate about bringing youth disillusioned with the education system back on track and helping them graduate from high school.
- She describes herself as very much inspired by teachers and educators.
- Together with her husband Ray, she also has a house in Greenwich Village that they tend to use on the weekends.