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What is Sherry Reum’s net worth?


Sherry Reum is the matriarch of a family that includes three highly achieved entrepreneurs and a world-class singer, and has expanded over the years to include an heir to the Annenberg fortune and a Hilton.

More specifically, Paris Hilton.

Sherry Reum has a long history of philanthropy and academics, a 50-year marriage, and three children with serious celebrity connections.

A member of high-flying US society, Sherry may be high class—but she’s got a reputation for brains, too.

According to her kids, she’s also a whole lot of fun.

Here’s what we know about the Illinois socialite, philanthropist, and mother.

The Origin Story

Sharon Grawn Milliken was born on April 25, 1945, in Dallas, Texas.

Her parents were Dr. John Grawn Milliken and Elnora Toldo.

Sherry had four siblings—James, Penny, JP, and a sister named Wendy, who passed away when she was three years old.

Her father was a doctor and the son of Senator James T. Milliken.

Her parents met at Wayne State University and were married in 1944.

Sharon, who always went by the nickname Sherry, was a fun-loving and driven young woman who put a lot of value on education.

Sherry Reum and W Robert Reum

She met Walter Robert Reum—who was known as Bob to those close to him—when she was 20 years old.

Bob was an Oak Park, Illinois, native, and came from a prominent political family in the area.

He was also an All-State basketball star who played for Yale University at the NCAA level.

Sports were clearly just a side hustle for Reum, who also had a political science degree, a JD degree from the University of Michigan’s law school, and an MBA in finance from Harvard.

The pair met at Harvard, and would later write an article together on the merits of employee stock-ownership plans.

It was published in the Harvard Business Review in 1976. Robert would go on to achieve prominence in the business world as the CEO, president, and chairman of Amsted.

Sherry Milliken married Walter Robert Reum on August 28, 1967.

Over the 50 years of their marriage, Sherry and Bob had three children—Courtney, Halle, and Carter.

Sadly, Robert Reum passed away on February 4, 2017, at the age of 75.

He had battled cancer recently and suffered from complications at Northwestern Hospital.

Sherry has devoted her life to raising and supporting her children in their endeavors, and supporting foundations and causes that improve health outcomes.

Meet The Reums

While Sherry Reum stays committedly out of the spotlight unless she’s championing the causes of US charities, her children were always destined to end up gaining attention in the mainstream media.

So let’s meet Sherry Reum’s kids.

Courtney Reum

Courtney Reum

Courtney Reum and Marcela Braga – @Getty

The firstborn son of Sherry and Bob Reum, Courtney was born on July 8, 1978, in Wayne, Illinois.

He’s long been featured in business media across the US for his entrepreneurial work.

Courtney appeared on the highly respected Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the early 2000s and has even scored mentions in Virgin giant Richard Branson’s Screw Business as Usual.

Goldman Sachs calls him one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of a generation.

When Courtney isn’t growing million-dollar businesses, he’s a columnist for Inc. Magazine, commissioner for the LA Convention Center and Tourism Authority, and he sits on the board of directors of Los Angeles Opera.

He is single and lives in Los Angeles.

Carter ReumCarter Reum Net Worth

Her second son, Carter Reum, was born on February 5, 1981, in Wayne, Illinois.

A graduate of Columbia University, he holds a degree in business and economics, and has followed in his brother’s footsteps in the business world—launching investment firm M13 and the VEEV Spirits line of drinks.

He’s not afraid to share his wealth of entrepreneurial lessons with the world, either.

Recently he has penned the Shortcut Your Startup series of books to “speed up entrepreneurial success.”

Carter had long been well known in business circles, but he found himself in the pop culture spotlight when he began dating reality star and heiress Paris Hilton in November of 2019.

She had recently ended her engagement to Chris Zylka when the pair began dating, and they got engaged in February 2021, and tied the knot in November of that year.

Carter Reum with Paris Hilton


The lead-up to the wedding was filmed for a 13-episode television series called Paris in Love.

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Halle Reum

Halle Reum

Halle Reum (L) & Kathryn Lebowitz – @Getty

Sherry and W Robert Reum’s youngest child is daughter, Halle.

The celebrity stylist, singer, and songwriter is comfortable admitting she is a “fancy person”—so fancy that her desert wedding was a strictly black-tie affair.

On October 9, 2016, Halle married Oliver Hammond, managing director of Black Rock Capital Investments, Novasep Holding board director, and NYU graduate.

Hammond is also an heir to the multi-billion-dollar Annenberg fortune.

His family formerly owned California’s Sunnylands Ranch, a luxury political retreat where President Obama spent time in 2013.

Sherry Reum – Net Worth

Sherry Reum has an estimated net worth of $100 million.

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