Al Gore Net Worth – Al Gore is an American politician who had served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. He is also a prominent environmentalist and a joint recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for his endeavors in the field.
Age: 68 years old
Height: 6ft 1 in (185 cm)
Al Gore started working as an investigative reporter for ‘The Tennessean,’ a newspaper based in Nashville, Tennessee. Meanwhile, he also studied law and philosophy at Vanderbilt University.
In 1976, he won the election to the US House of Representatives and was re-elected three times before winning a seat in 1984. During his time in Congress, he was considered a ‘moderate’.
Since departing politics, Al Gore has become a successful businessman, author and public speaker. In 2004, he co-founded Generation Investment Management with David Blood. Gore has backed numerous ventures and invested in such companies as Amazon.com and eBay through this firm.
In 2005, Gore founded a liberal news channel called Current TV with Joel Hyatt. The cable network eventually grew to reach more than 60 million households across the United States. Gore announced in January 2013 that Current TV was to going to be sold to Al-Jazeera, an Arab news network. According to the Associated Press, Gore said Current TV and Al-Jazeera shared a common mission “to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling.”
Gore was expected to receive about $70 million for his 20 percent share of Current TV. Not everyone is thrilled with his decision to sell the channel, however. Time Warner Cable dropped the channel from its line-up soon after hearing about the deal. Some Current TV personnel, such as former governor Eliot Spitzer, quit rather than work for the channel’s new owners. In 2014, Gore sued Al-Jazeera for allegedly trying to illegal take $65 million in escrow funds connected to the deal, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Around this time, Gore published his latest books, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change(2013) and Earth in the Balance: Forging a New Common Purpose (2013). He saw years of work come to fruition in 2015 with the launch of the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite, nicknamed DSCOVR, in 2015. DSCOVR has a special camera that “will monitor specific wavelengths that alert scientists to the presence of certain materials like ozone, aerosols, and volcanic ash,” according to a statement on Gore’s official website.
In 2016, Gore appeared at a TED conference in Vancouver, Canada. His talk was called “The Case of Optimism on Climate Change.” He pointed to the decreasing cost associated with renewable energy and the recent agreement reached at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference as reasons for a more positive outlook for the future.
Al Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 (jointly with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). The same year, he also won an Emmy Award as a shareholder of Current TV, for his work in the area of global warming.
Al Gore is a former senator, Vice President, environmental activist and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $300 million.