Hillary Clinton height, Early Life, Personal Life, and Net Worth
Hillary Clinton height – When Hillary Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001, she became the first American first lady to ever win a public office seat. She later became the 67th U.S. secretary of state in 2009, serving until 2013. In 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party.
Hillary Clinton, in full Hillary Rodham Clinton, née Hillary Diane Rodham, (born October 26, 1947, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.), American lawyer and politician who served as a U.S. senator (2001–09) and secretary of state (2009–13) in the administration of Pres. Barack Obama.
She had served as first lady (1993–2001) during the administration of her husband, Bill Clinton, 42nd president of the United States. As the Democratic Party’s nominee for president in 2016, she became the first woman to top the presidential ticket of a major party in the United States.
The first president’s wife born after World War II, Hillary was the eldest child of Hugh and Dorothy Rodham. She grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, where her father’s textile business provided the family with a comfortable income; her parents’ emphasis on hard work and academic excellence set high standards.
A student leader in public schools, she was active in youth programs at the First United Methodist Church. Although she later became associated with liberal causes, during this time she adhered to the Republican Party of her parents.
She campaigned for Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater in 1964 and chaired the local chapter of the Young Republicans. A year later, after she enrolled at Wellesley College, her political views began to change.
Influenced by the assassinations of Malcolm X, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr., she joined the Democratic Party and volunteered in the presidential campaign of antiwar candidate Eugene McCarthy.
After her graduation from Wellesley in 1969, Hillary entered Yale Law School, where she came under the influence of Yale alumna Marian Wright Edelman, a lawyer and children’s rights advocate. Through her work with Edelman, she developed a strong interest in family law and issues affecting children.
Husband – Bill Clinton
Hillary and her husband Bill Clinton have made history together since marrying on October 11th, 1975. They met for the first time at Yale University where they were both studying for a Juris Doctor degree. As the story goes, Hilary turned Bill’s proposal down several times.
The couple married and settled in Bill’s native Arkansas where Clinton had passed the bar exams and began teaching criminal law at University of Arkansas’ School of Law in Fayetteville while chasing her first political ambitions of becoming a congresswoman. Hillary in 1977 co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.
They first made history together in 1978 when Bill, at the age of 32 became the youngest Governor of Arkansas. This was prior to losing his bid for a seat in the House of Representatives, and becoming Arkansas’ Attorney General.
While her husband served as a public servant, Hillary excelled as a law firm executive and sat on boards of many reputable firms earning top dollar in the process.
However, it hasn’t been all rosy for the couple. Their marriage was in 1997 threatened by a sex scandal involving Bill and White House intern Monica Lewinsky which ultimately got him impeached but reinstated in 1999.
The couple has since remained strong and supportive of one another. Despite leaving the White House broke in 2001, the Clintons successfully parlayed their wealth of public service experience into lucrative speaking gigs, earning a combined $240 Million between 2001 and 2016, Forbes estimates.
Hillary and Bill Clinton welcomed their first child, daughter Chelsea Clinton on February 27, 1980, when Bill was serving his first tenure as the Arkansas governor. Chelsea would become their only child.
Despite her parents’ effort to keep her away from the media coverage as much as possible, Chelsea Clinton became the most televised presidential child before her with a whopping 87 network news stories centered around her.
Like her parents, Chelsea has enviable academic qualifications. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. She has two masters degrees one each from University College, Oxford and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Also from the former, she earned a Doctor of Philosophy in international relations in 2014.
Chelsea has been actively involved in her family’s Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative serving on the boards. In 2010, she married Marc Mezvinsky and together they have a son and a daughter.
Her Height and Weight are as Follows:
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Weight: 139 pounds
She is estimated to have a Net Worth of 45 Million Dollars