Kat Taylor is the longtime wife of climate/energy activist husband, Tom Steyer. Her hubby is the billionaire behind an initiative to impeach President Trump.
Steyer founded the hedge fund Farallon Capital in 1986 and grew it to manage about $20 billion before he left in 2012 to focus on improving the world. He’s listed as one of the Forbes World’s Billionaires, with a reported worth of about $1.6 billion.
After spending 26 years running hedge fund Farallon Capital, he switched his focus to politics and the environment.
He is a passionate advocate of clean energy and has been one of the most vocal opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. He is the founder and President, NextGen Climate.
Tom has been married for many years to wife Kathryn Ann Taylor –who is also as active as her husband. Meet her below.
#1 She is a Harvard graduate
Kat Taylor is a graduate of Harvard College and also earned a J.D./M.B.A. from Stanford University in 1986.
#2 She is a CEO
Taylor is co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank, a community bank based in Oakland, California, serving the West Coast. She and her husband founded Beneficial State Bank in 2007.
#3 The couple owns a sustainable ranch
The couple’s 1,800-acre TomKat Ranch in Pescadero, California, is home to a working ranch and an educational foundation that serves as a sustainable-ag learning center.
#4 Kat and her husband are one of the highest-impact power couples
They are among the biggest U.S. donors to political causes giving more than $57 million this year according to the Center for Responsive Politics — and have signed the Giving Pledge, committing to give away the majority of their wealth during their lifetimes.
#5 Kat and her husband have founded a number of institutions and philanthropic organizations
Aside from the Beneficial State Bank and NextGen Climate, they are also the founding benefactors of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford, which works to advance energy policy and finance to enable an environmentally and economically secure future.
#6 She is the mom of four children
Kat and her husband have welcomed four kids into their marriage, the oldest of whom is 29 and the youngest of whom is 23.
#7 She devotes most of her time to sustainable agriculture and responsible banking.
Kat is active in a variety of social enterprises, public benefit and philanthropic ventures on the West Coast. Kat is also a Founding Director of TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF).
Find Kat Taylor on Twitter here.