Jessie O’Neill, M.A.is the author of the book, The Golden Ghetto: The Psychology of Affluence. Jessie was born to wealth. She is the granddaughter of Charles Erwin Wilson, past president of General Motors and secretary of defense under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. It was Wilson who immortalized the equating of financial and patriotic success with the now famous, comment: “What’s good for General Motors is good for the country, and vice versa.” Today, Jessie O’Neill is founder and director of The Affluenza Project, president of The Affluenza Healing and Education Foundation, Inc., and a licensed therapist. As a therapist, O’Neill specializes in the psychology of money/wealth and how it affects both our personal and professional “bottom line” or productivity, and the treatment of affluenza through a myriad of educational and therapeutic services. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and later earned a Master’s degree in psychology and counseling. She is an entrepreneur, watercolor artist and mother of two daughters.
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