Mary Davis is an Irish social entrepreneur, activist, and politician. Moreover, she is also a long-term campaigner for the rights and inclusion of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. She is Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics International from May 2016 to now.
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 an 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.
Davis was a qualified Physical Educational Teacher from Leeds Trinity University, UK, affiliated to the University of Leeds for training women’s teacher. Additionally, she won a scholarship for the University of Alberta to completed her academics.
Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics
Mary began her career as a teacher and in 1985, she worked as Events Director in 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 2.7% vote and was eliminated.
Mary married her longtime boyfriend turned husband Julian Davis in 1988. Probably their wedding ceromany took place in a private ceromany hall. The couple is together for more than three decades. However, the duo is living a happy life without any controversies and rumors.
Moreover, her husband ran the New York Marathon in November 2005. He raised €80,000 for Special Olympics. They both climb Mount Kilimanjaro, which was her lifetime dream. Further, the couple shares four children together, two sons and two daughters. They are Jonathan Davis, Patrick Davis, Rebecca Davis, and Emma Davis. The family is happily living in Ireland.
Mary’s net worth is estimated at around $61 Million as of 2020. She earns this money from her long career as a social entrepreneur and activist. She takes €60,000 as director fees as CEO. Moreover, her salary is over € 150,000, according to her website.
Since she is still active in the field, we are sure that her net worth will grow in the near future. Currently, the 65-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.