Net Worth: $194 Million
- Source of Wealth Politician
- Birth Place Aurora, Colorado, U.S.
- Height 1.93 m
- Marital Status Married (Teresa Heinz)
- Full Name John Forbes Kerry
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth December 11, 1943
- Occupation politician
- Education Yale University, Boston College
- Children 5 (Alexandra, Vanessa, John, André, Christopher)
About John Kerry
John Kerry is an American politician and is presently serving as the 68th Secretary of State. He is also a former Presidential nominee and a senator. Kerry’s net worth presently stands at $194 Million.
John Kerry served as a senator from 1985 to 2013 from Massachusetts. Over his years in politics, he has served in many high positions. Kerry was chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. He was also the chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. As a senator, he has served four senate committees and nine subcommittees.
He was the candidate of the Democratic Party who took on the then U.S President George W. Bush in the 2004 elections. However, Kerry lost the elections resulting in Bush getting a second term.
John Kerry served in the U.S Navy prior to his career in politics. He was listed in the Naval Reserve in 1966 and served as an Officer-in-Charge of a Swift Boat between 1968 and 1969 in South Vietnam. Kerry received the Bronze Star in recognition of his service and also received the Silver Star and three Purple Heart medals. However, in later years, Kerry became an opponent of the Vietnam War and joined the Vietnam Veterans against the War. During the 2004 Presidential election, 200 veterans from the Vietnam War formed a group to oppose Kerry’s campaign. They endorsed a book that raised questions about Kerry’s service record as well as the military awards he had received.
John Kerry married Julia Thorne in 1970. The couple has two daughters; Alexandra and Vanessa. Unfortunately they divorced in 1988 because Thorne was suffering from depression. He then married a second time to his current wife Teresa Heinz and have been married since 1995.