Joe Biden Biography
|Popular Name:||Joe Biden|
|Birth Name:||Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.|
|Birth Date:||20 November 1942|
|Birth Place:||Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Spouse(name):||Neilia Hunter (1966-1972)
Jill Jacobs (1977)
|Children:||4 — Beau, Hunter, Naomi and Ashley Biden|
|Years active:||1968 till date|
|Net Worth:||$9 Million|
|Last Updated:||March 2020|
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is a politician, lawyer, and a member of the Democratic Party. He is best-known as the 47th vice president of the U.S. from 2009 to 2017. Before then, he represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009. Joe Biden, after unsuccessfully seeking Democratic Presidential nomination twice – in 1988 and in 2008, is a candidate for president in the 2020 election. Below are interesting information about Joe Biden net worth 2020, biography, personal life, and political career so far.
Early Life & Education
Joe Biden was born Joseph Robinette Biden, Sr. and Catherine Eugenia on November 20, 1942. He and the rest of his siblings were raise Catholics. Catherine Eugenia “Jean” and Joseph Robinette “Joe” Biden, Sr. as the eldest of their four children. He attended Archmere Academy in Claymont from where he graduated in 1961. He then proceeded to the University of Delaware to study history and political science. While in college, he started a relationship with a girl and their relationship spurred him to take life more seriously. His hard work made sure that he was accepted into Syracuse University Law School in 1965 when he graduated from the University of Delaware. He got married in 1966 while still a student, and graduated from law school in 1968.
Career & Professional Life
Upon graduating from law school, he moved to Delaware and began to practice law at a firm. At this time, he began to pay attention to politics as the Democratic Party member, and he was elected to New Castle County Council in 1970.
In 1972 he ran for senate in the United States Senate as a representative of Delaware and won the election, becoming the fifth-youngest senator elected in the history of United States at 29. But tragedy soon came knocking when his wife and daughter died in a ghastly automobile accident which left his two sons badly wounded. Grief-stricken, he went ahead to take the oath of office on the 5th of January, 1973.
The next few years weren’t exactly the best for Joe Biden as he had to manage his situation as a single parent and his political career which served as the main platform of Joe Biden net worth, in the early years of his political experience. Undeterred, he fulfilled his political duties and gained the respect of many, establishing himself as an ambitious and hard working politician.
Biden unsuccessfully pursued a Democratic presidential nomination in the year 1988. Two decades later, he declared his candidacy for president once again in 2007, dropping out of the race once more as he did not gain much support. The presidential nominee of the Democratic party, Barack Obama had a good relationship with Biden and selected him as his running-mate in the 2008 United States presidential election which was eventually won by the Obama-Biden ticket. On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th United States President and Joe Biden assumed the position of the 47th Vice President. With the experience gained as a senator over the years, Biden played a vital role in helping the U.S. president stabilize the American economy amidst the looming global economic recession.
The Democrats Obama and Biden were very popular among the nation’s citizens in their respective positions as they were easily re-elected to a second term in 2012. In his second term in office, Joe Biden was chosen by the president to head the “Gun Violence Task Force”, and he drafted a list of actions that the President could take for the reduction of gun violence. As of March 2020, Joe Biden has been seen campaigning for presidency in the 2020 presidential elections.
Awards & achievements
- Honorary degrees from several educational institutions including Widener University School of Law (2000), Emerson College (2003), University of Scranton (1976), Saint Joseph’s University (1981), and University of Delaware (2004
- George Arents Pioneer Medal (2005)
- “The Golden Medal of Freedom” award from Kosovo for his support for their independence in the 1990s (2009)
Personal Life & Legacy
While in college Joe Biden fell in love with Neilia Hunter and they got married on August 27, 1966, while he was still in law school. Their marriage was a happy one as they had three children – two sons and one daughter. Unfortunately, Neilia and their daughter we’re involved in a tragic accident which took their lives in 1972, leaving behind Joe and his two sons who were also part of the accident.
After Joe Biden met Tracy Jacobs in 1975, they fell in love and tied the knot in 1977. They have one daughter together.
On May 30, 2015, Joe Biden’s son Beau Biden passed away at the age of 46 after suffering brain cancer for many years.
Joe Biden Net Worth
From all available information, participating in politics actively is the chief source of Joe Biden net worth. Although he started his career as working in a law firm as a lawyer after high school, he quickly focused on politics in the 1970’s and soon became a United States Senator, representing Delaware, on
January 3, 1973.
After serving as senator for over two decades, his status soon improved as he became the 47th Vice President of the United States on January 20, 2009, going home with an improved paycheck which certainly improved his net worth as well.