John Kerry Net Worth: John Forbes Kerry is an American diplomat and politician. He is currently serving as the 68th Secretary of State of the United States of America. As of 2016, Kerry has an estimated net worth of $200 million.
Kerry was born on December 11, 1943, in Aurora, Colorado. He studied at the Fessenden School in Newton. There on after some years in another school, he went on to study at Yale University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1966 focusing his studies in Political science. From his early days in college, Kerry was involved with several unions and was involved with many programs at that time that were disrupting the country.
After completing his studies, he went on to start military service for the country in 1966. His disciplined and continued work there helped him to receive his second Purple Heart in 1969. He did this duty until 1970 and was part of the Naval reserve until 1978. After serving there, he went on to join the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW). Kerry considered this experience to be priceless and helped him to move forward with his political career. He ran for congress in 1970 but quickly deferred.
This defeat was tough for Kerry and he would go on to take a political hiatus in a way. The coming years, he wasn’t directly involved with his previous work. He rather worked for organizations like the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE). He went on to study law at Boston College Law School in 1973. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 1976 there.
This was followed by times where he worked in several sectors and gaining very valuable experience in that time. Fast forwarding to 1996, he had already made a jump to politics again and was involved in the re-election of that time from the Republican side. He had made his name as an experienced veteran in his circle of like-minded political people. In 2000, he was also on the verge of being the vice-president but it didn’t happen. During this time, he was also facing many controversies because of the comments that he had made following then president George W.Bush and terrorism.
John Kerry Net Worth in years
|John Kerry Net Worth in 2012||$165 million|
|John Kerry Net Worth in 2013||$175 million|
|John Kerry Net Worth in 2014||$186 million|
|John Kerry Net Worth in 2015||$194 million|
|John Kerry Net Worth in 2016||$200 million|
In 2004, he ran to become the president of the United States of America. The competition was between him and Buh and it was breathtakingly close. Kerry managed to receive 48.3 percent of the total votes cast which meant that Bush was elected as the president and Kerry eventually had to concede the race. Even though he didn’t win, Kerry kept himself close to the situations that were happening in that sector at the time.
Then his continuous devotion for this field helped as he was chosen as the new Secretary of State on February 1, 2013, replacing Hillary Clinton. Kerry is also one of the wealthiest men in the cabinet. He has got most of his worth mainly because of the assets that his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry had owned. It is reported that his wife is worth more than $1 billion which has obviously done wonders for Kerry’s personal net worth as well.