Abigail Townsend in 2013
Abigail Rochelle Marshall|
May 4, 1969 (age 43)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Residence||Petra Estate, Altus City, Chicago|
|Alma mater||University of Chicago|
|Occupation||Co-founder and Vice Chairman of Pravus International|
|Known for||Co-founded Pravus International|
|Net worth||$47.4 billion|
Robert Marshall (father)|
Henriette Simpson (mother)
Julius Marshall (cousin)|
George Marshall (cousin)
|Awards||Nobel Peace Prize (2004)|
Though she is a popular figure for women's self-determination movements around the world, her pro-life views on abortion have earned her some backlash from some feminists groups. Despite this, she is still highly respected for her work to further the rights of women in most parts of the globe, more recently being in Pakistan following the attack on a young girl seeking to gain an education. Townsend made a promise to see to it that women there are given access to schools and universities without the threat of violence directed against them. She also donated $45 million dollars to causes deticated to the furthering of women's rights.
Townsend's personal views of race equality are rather difficult to determine, as she openly critised European governments for their lack of real assistance to the Africannations they once controlled. Like her cousin Julius Marshall, Townsend is a staunch Pan-Africanist, and has been highly critical of the plight of white Africans, such as those in Zimbabwe and South Africa, whom she has referred to as "getting was they had coming for centuries." Though this is a black mark on her public image, she is still regarded as the moral force behind Pravus, who's own operations and agendas have come under scrutiny in the recent past.