- Full Name: Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.
- Born: 12/20/1942
- Place of Birth: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
- Occupation: Lawyer, Lecturer, Senator, Vice President
- Marital Status: Married
Joe Biden Net Worth History:
Joe Biden had wealthy paternal grandparent’s, but his mother and father who inherited some of the wealth, soon became a part of the working middle class. Biden’s wealth emanated from his hard work as an attorney and his many years of political engagements. Vice President Biden is reported to have assets that includes deferred compensations, rental properties, savings, insurance policies, and a portfolio that contains high yield investments, bonds, and stocks. Senator Joe Biden is a popular, polarizing lecturer over the years at Universities and special events. Public speaking for politicians can range in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
About Joe Biden:
Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. (“Joe”) has an ancestral line consisting of German, Irish, English, and French. He was born to Joseph Biden, Sr., and Catherine Eugenia Finnegan, who were initially well-to-do in northeast Pennsylvania. Joe Biden, Jr. has two brothers and a sister. His father died in 2002 and his mother died in 2010. The name Joseph and his middle name Robinette, are family names that are passed down within the family tree.
Biden’s father experienced several business failures and for several years, young Joe and his parents had to live with Biden’s maternal grandparents, the Finnegans. Joe Biden, Sr., found relatively good success as a used car salesman. Both his father and mother instilled being tough, work hard, and don’t give up attitude in young Biden. There was a time when young Biden came home crying because he was being picked on by some bullies. His mother told him, to bloody their nose so that he could walk down the street without any trouble.
Young Joe Biden, Jr. was picked on because he had a stuttering problem, which he overcame by rehearsing in front of a mirror, long poetry passages. Biden was a hard working, eager to learn student. He attended St. Paul’s Elementary School in Scranton, Pennsylvania, until his family moved to Delaware when he was 13 years old. Joe Biden, Jr., attended the Pennsylvania, St. Helena School until he was accepted into the lofty Archmere Academy. His acceptance into Archmere was not easy because he worked as a custodian and gardener to help his parents pay for the tuition. He graduated from Archmere in 1961 with a B+ average. Joe Biden then attended the University of Delaware where he did well in sports and maintained good grades.
At the University of Delware he also studied political science and history. He admits that the inauguration of John F. Kennedy really sparked his political interests. He then entered Syracuse University College of Law on a partial scholarship. In 1968, he received a Juris Doctor, graduated, and was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1969 and became a popular public defender. While attending Syracuse University in his Junior year, Joe Biden, Jr. too a trip to the Bahamas on his spring break. There he met a fellow Syracuse student, named Neilia Hunter and he says that it was love at first sight. Biden and Ms. Hunter got married in 1966 and had three children (two sons and a daughter). Tragedy struck in 1972, when Neilia and their 13 month old daughter Naomi were killed in a car accident. Tragedy also struck recently, when his son Beau Biden, who was the former Delaware Attorney General, died of brain cancer. Dr. Jill Tracy Jacobs (educator) and Joe Biden were married in 1977 after going on a blind date. They had a daughter in 1981.
Following in his maternal great-grandfather’s political footsteps, who was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, he entered politics in 1969 having run and successfully won a seat on the New Castle County Council, where he serve from 1970 to 1972. Always looking for higher goals, Joe Biden ran and won a senate seat in Delaware in 1972. Since that time, Senator Joe Biden, served for many years as the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. He served as a U.S. Senator from Delaware from January 1973 until his resignation in 2009, to run with now President Barack Obama. He also ran for the U.S. presidency in 1988 and in 2008. He became the 47th Vice President in 2012 after a second term president with President Barack Obama.