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Anne Cox Chambers, Wealthy Newspaper Heiress, Dies at 100

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Newspaper heiress Anne Cox Chambers has died at the age of 100. Chambers was a business executive, diplomat, philanthropist and one of the country's richest women.

She served as a director of her family's media empire, Cox Enterprises Inc. And she was an avid supporter of Democrats, promoting President Jimmy Carter's political career and later door-knocking for Barack Obama's first presidential campaign. She served as Carter's ambassador to Belgium and spent much of her later years focused on charitable giving. Forbes estimated her net worth several years ago at nearly $17 billion.