Great-grandson of Henry Ford invests $1 billion in Michigan Central Station – USA TODAY

Ford Motor Company Executive Chair Bill Ford speaks to a crowd while sharing details on progress in the district, as well as who will be joining Ford at Michigan Central to help create the future on February 4, 2022, at Michigan Central Station in Detroit.

To say Bill Ford and his family have attracted attention would be putting it mildly. It began when Henry Ford — his great-grandfather — started the Ford Motor Co., impacting the industrial age and putting the Motor City on the map.

Three generations of Fords have run the company, with Bill Ford now serving as its executive chair. Much has changed in Ford’s nearly 119-year history, but the focus and fascination with the family behind the Blue Oval has not.

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