Bill Clinton Weight, Height, Age, Career, Relationship, Award and Net Worth 2019
Bill Clinton Net Worth – Bill Clinton was the 42nd president of the United States, and the second to be impeached. He oversaw the country’s longest peacetime economic expansion.
Age: 70 years old
Height: 6ft 2in (188 cm)
Weight: 185 pounds (84 kg)
In the years since his presidency concluded in 2001, Bill Clinton has remained active on the global stage. Despite facing an enormous backlash from the Lewinsky scandal, Clinton rejuvenated his image and remained popular among Democratic supporters. Assessments of Bill Clinton’s successes and failures reflect the political divides of the moment, and history has yet to reveal the full consequences of many of his policies.
Clinton himself offered his own preliminary evaluation of his presidency in his memoirs: “I judge my presidency primarily in terms of its impact on people’s lives. That is how I kept score: all the millions of people with new jobs, new homes and college aid; the kids with health insurance and after-school programs; the people who left welfare for work; the families helped by the family leave law; the people living in safer neighborhoods — all those people have stories, and they’re better ones now.”
Through the William J. Clinton Foundation (founded in 1997 and later renamed the Clinton Foundation), he created the Clinton Climate Initiative, dedicated to supporting research to combat climate change; the Clinton Global Initiative, which connects entrepreneurs and world leaders to foster new ideas and action; and the Haiti Fund, dedicated to rebuilding Haiti in the aftermath of its devastating 2010 earthquake.
According to Clinton, the foundation’s mission is “to alleviate poverty, improve global health, strengthen economies and protect the environment, by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations and private citizens.”
Clinton has continued to be a force behind his foundation, which has overseen the distribution of hundreds of millions of dollars from corporations, governments and individuals to global-minded charitable works. The organization has dealt with issues ranging from providing increased access to HIV/AIDS medications to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Having published his first book, Between Hope and History, prior to the 1996 election, the former president in 2004 followed with a best-selling autobiography, My Life. Clinton has since published three more books, Giving (2007), Back to Work (2011) and The President Is Missing (2018), a political thriller co-authored with James Patterson.
During a promotional tour for The President Is Missing, Clinton raised eyebrows with his analysis of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump and Russian agents, saying that a Democratic president in an identical situation would already be facing impeachment.
In 1971 Bill Clinton met a bright young Wellesley College graduate named Hillary Rodham, who shared his political ambitions. The pair graduated from Yale in 1973 and married two years later in 1975. They had their only child, a daughter named Chelsea, in 1980.
On September 26, 2014, Clinton became a grandfather when daughter Chelsea gave birth to Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky. His second grandchild, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky, was born on June 18, 2016.
Award and Achievement
Despite several notable accomplishments in his first years as president, including the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, the implementation of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy for LGBT military personnel and the ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Clinton’s first years in office left him politically vulnerable. Through a task force headed by First Lady Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton endorsed a massive health care reform act that was designed to provide universal coverage. The bill failed to move through Congress, however, and became a massive political disaster, leading to Republicans regaining control of both houses of Congress in 1994.
In an impressive political comeback, President Clinton again embraced centrist policies and rhetoric to restore his popularity in advance of the 1996 election. In 1994, he signed the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, a law that added 100,000 policemen and instituted harsher punishments for a variety of crimes. In 1996, he signed a law increasing the national minimum wage. He also emerged favorably from a budget dispute with House Republicans that resulted in a pair of government shutdowns in 1995, the second of which lasted three weeks.
Clinton’s greatest accomplishment in his two terms as president was leading the nation to a period of strong economic prosperity. While Clinton was in office, the nation enjoyed the lowest unemployment rates in decades, as well as a surge in median income and a rise in home-ownership rates.
Clinton’s foreign policy achievements included presiding over the 1993 signing of the Oslo Accord between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, during which the famous handshake between Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat occurred, stabilizing war-torn Bosnia through the Dayton Peace Accords and helping to end Serbia’s ethnic cleansing of Albanians in Kosovo. However the failure of the American military mission in Somalia and subsequent inaction in the face of genocide in Rwanda, both from Clinton’s first term, stand out as major blemishes on his foreign policy record.
Bill Clinton’s net worth is $80 million. After his two terms of presidency, Clinton earned $189 million in book sales, speeches (he’s paid a reported $150,000 to $700,000 per speech) and consulting fees.