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Ben Bernanke Net Worth

Ben Bernanke Net Worth

Net Worth: $2 Million

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  • Source of Wealth Federal Reserve
  • Birth Place Augusta, Georgia, United States
  • Marital Status 2 (Anna Friedmann)
  • Full Name Ben Shalom Bernanke
  • Nationality United States
  • Date of Birth December 13, 1953
  • Ethnicity American
  • Occupation American Economist, Chairman of the Federal Reserve
  • Education Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard College, Dillon High School
  • Children 2
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About Ben Bernanke

American economist Ben Bernanke is the current Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the central bank of the United States and he has an estimated net worth of $2 million with an annual salary of $180 thousand. According to Forbes, he is ranked sixth in the list of Most Powerful People in the World in 2012 while he was eighth in 2011.

In 2009, Bernanke’s personal assets were up by as much as 31% as the U.S. stocks have rebounded. His assets, along with his family’s, are currently valued at $2 million. His two largest assets include his retirement accounts listed as TIAA Traditional and CREF Stock Large Cap Blend. These are valued between $852 thousand and $1.9 million.

Ben Shalom Bernanke was born on December 13, 1953 in Augusta, Georgia and grew up in Dillon, South Carolina. His mother, Edna, was an elementary school teacher while his father, Philip, was a pharmacist and part time theater manager. He is the eldest of the three children. His brother, Seth, is a lawyer in Charlotte, North Carolina while her sister, Sharon, is a longtime administrator at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Mr. Bernanke was once a professor at Princeton University. He was also a chairman of the Department of Economics at the university between 1996 and 2002. From 2002 to 2005, he was a member of the board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and he has instituted the Bernanke Doctrine. He was also a spokesman at the Great Moderation where he postulated that we are in a new era where modern macroeconomic policy has decreased the volatility of the business cycle.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Ben Bernanke's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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Earnings 2013 N/A
Salary 2013

Annual Salary

$180,000
Earnings 2011 N/A
Asset 2011

Estimated value of the financial assets he and his family owns which could be up to $2.31 million

$1,060,000
Asset 2011

Estimated value of his two retirement accounts, listed as TIAA Traditional and CREF Stock Large Cap Blend, which could be up to $1 million

$500,000
Earnings 2010 N/A
Asset 2010

Estimated value of the financial assets he and his family owns which could be up to $2.48 million

$1,150,000
Asset 2010

Estimated value of his two retirement accounts, listed as TIAA Traditional and CREF Stock Large Cap Blend, which could be up to $1 million

$500,000
Royalties 2010

Estimated earnings from two of his books which could be up to $1.1 million

$150,000
Salary 2010

Annual salary as chairman of the US Federal Reserve

$199,700
Earnings 2009 N/A
Royalties 2009

Estimated earnings from his textbooks

$200,000
Earnings 2008 $191.3 Thousand
Asset 2008

Estimated value of one of his annuities, CREF Stock Large Cap Blend, which could be up to $500,000

$250,000
Royalties 2008

Estimated earnings from two of his books which could be up to $1.1 million

$150,000
Asset 2008

Estimated earnings from his investments which could be up to $80,000

$25,000
Asset 2008

Estimated value of his money market account which could be up to $100,000

$50,000
Earnings 2007 N/A
Asset 2007

Estimated value of one of his annuities, CREF Stock Large Cap Blend, which could be up to $1 million

$500,000
Royalties 2007

Estimated earnings from two of his books which could be up to $100,000

$50,000
Asset 2007

Estimated earnings from his investments which could be up to $333,100

$141,500
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