Joe Biden

Joe Biden

46th U.S. President

Personal Stats

NameJoe Biden
RolePolitician
IndustryPolitics
Net Worth$10 Million

About Joe Biden

Joe Biden has had a long career in public service. He served as a U.S. Senator from Delaware for 36 years, from 1973 to 2009, and as the 47th vice president of the United States under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017. Throughout his career, Biden has been known for his work on foreign policy, criminal justice, and health care. Despite hardships in his personal life, Biden has remained a resilient and influential figure in American politics. As president, his administration focuses on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, economic recovery, climate change, and social justice issues.


Businesses Owned

  • Biden Foundation
  • Penn Biden Center
  • Biden Institute

Early Life

Biden comes from very humble beginnings.

  • Born on November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
  • He grew up in a working-class family; his father struggled with employment after initially being successful.
  • Moved to Claymont, Delaware, in 1953 when he was 10 years old.
  • Attended Archmere Academy, a private Catholic high school in Claymont, Delaware.
  • Excelled as a student and was a standout football player.
  • Attended the University of Delaware, majoring in history and political science.
  • Graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • Attended Syracuse University College of Law.
  • Graduated in 1968 with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree.
  • Admitted to the Delaware bar in 1969.
  • Practiced law at a Wilmington law firm while also becoming involved in local politics.
  • Married to Neilia Hunter in 1966, the couple had three children: Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, Robert Hunter Biden, and Naomi Christina Biden.
  • Faced personal tragedy in 1972 when his wife Neilia and daughter Naomi were killed in a car accident. 

Family

Biden is helped with his political campaigns actively by his family.

  • His father, Joseph Robinette Biden Sr., was a used car salesman. His mother, Catherine Eugenia Finnegan Biden.
  • He has 3 siblings: Sister, Valerie Biden Owens, and Brothers, James Brian Biden, and Francis W. Biden.
  • His first wife, Neilia Hunter Biden (1966-1972) with whom he had 3 children: Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, Robert Hunter Biden, and Naomi Christina Biden
  • His second wife, Jill Tracy Jacobs Biden (married in 1977) with whom he had Ashley Blazer Biden.
  • He has 7 grandchildren.
  • His first wife Neilia and daughter Naomi were killed, and sons Beau and Hunter were injured.
  • Beau Biden died from brain cancer at age 46.
  • Valerie Biden Owens, Joe Biden's sister, has played a significant role in his political campaigns and serves as a close advisor.
  • James and Francis Biden, Joe's brothers, are involved in various business ventures.

Write a comment

Comments

No Comments Yet