Joe Biden - Bio, Net Worth, Wife, Age, Family, Wiki, Height, Birthday, Political Party, Education, College, Books, Awards, Color, Children, Job, Facts
Joe Biden was the Vice President of America. He worked with President Barack Obama. He was selected as Vice President twice when Barack Obama was re-elected in 2012. He became the fifth-youngest U.S. senator in history as well as Delaware’s longest-serving senator. Joe was also famous for his work on Criminal Justice Issues. Joe also had a major role in rebuilding the U.S. Economy.
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- The 44th Vice President of America.
- His work on Criminal Justice Issues and had a major role in rebuilding the U.S. Economy.
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Joe Biden has teased a presidential bid 8 times in 5 months
Emphasis on probably because things can always change and you never TRULY know if someone is running until they definitively say so.
Biden teased that probable presidential run this morning.
"I appreciate the energy you showed when I got up here. Save it a little longer, I may need it in a few weeks," Biden said to applause at the International Association of Fire Fighters' annual legislative conference in DC, where the crowd chanted, "Run, Joe, run," as he took the stage. "Be careful what you wish for," the former vice president added.
In case you needed the reminder, Biden has been teasing out his potential presidential ambitions for a WHILE.
For reference, here are eight times in the last five months Biden has hinted at some sort of impending presidential announcement or decision:
- "I haven't made up my mind. I will at the beginning of next year. But I don't know," Biden said in a Politico story published on October 30.
- "I wouldn't announce if I were going to run that early. It would be too early to start it," Biden said of a January announcement on November 6.
- "We're going to make that decision in the next six weeks to two months," he said on December 4 (when Biden also noted he is "the most qualified person in the country to be president").
- Biden told a reporter he will decide his 2020 plans "soon," as he walked through the Philadelphia airport on January 7.
- "We'll make the decision soon," he said on January 28.
- "I don't think there's any hurry, but there's a bigger hurry to decide just personally," Biden said on January 29.
- "We're very close to getting to a decision" and the "most important people in my life want me to run," Biden said on February 26. An audience member then shouted "Oh, God! Just say yes!"
- Today's "careful what you wish for" comments, plus after his speech he was asked by a reporter what the holdup on 2020 was. Biden replied: "No hold up, the car's running." He then got into his waiting car.
Joe Biden's Birth Facts, Family, Childhood, and Education
Joe Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the USA as Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. He was born to father Joseph Robinette Biden Sr and mother Catherine Eugenia “Jean” Finnegan. Joe was the biggest son of in family with Valerie, James, and Frank as his siblings. He was born to a Catholic family and his mother was Irish whereas his paternal grandparents were English, French, and Irish ancestry. Joe holds an American nationality.
Joe Biden started his education at St. Paul’s Elementary School in Scranton and St. Helena School before going to Archmere Academy. He was an average student but had his leadership qualities along with the talent in football. After finishing his education on Archemere Academy he got admitted to the University of Delaware to study History and Political Science. After his graduation, he got admitted to Syracuse University Law School and graduated in 1968. Joe also got married while he was studying.
Joe Biden's Professional Career
- He moved to Delaware to embark on a legal career and began practicing at a law firm. During this time he also became active on the political scene as a member of the Democratic Party and in 1970 he was elected to the New Castle County Council.
- He ran for the United States Senate in 1972 as a representative of Delaware against the Republican incumbent J. Caleb Boggs and won the election. At 29, he was the fifth-youngest U.S. senator elected in the nation's history.
- A devastating tragedy struck the young man when his wife and children became the victims of a terrible automobile accident. His wife and daughter died while his two sons were badly injured. Biden was grief-stricken, yet he took the oath of office on January 5, 1973.
- The next few years were very difficult for him as he had to manage his political career along with his responsibilities as a single parent to his boys. In spite of his personal tragedies, he fulfilled his political duties diligently and gained the respect of his colleagues.
- Over the next few years, he established himself as a hardworking and ambitious politician. As the senator he formulated several foreign and domestic policies and served as chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations for several years, gaining acclaim as one of the Senate’s leading experts on foreign policy.
- In addition to foreign policy, Biden played a pivotal role in issues regarding criminal justice and drug policy. He served on the Committee on the Judiciary and chaired the committee from 1987 to 1995. He was also was a member of the International Narcotics Control Caucus.
- Biden had once unsuccessfully pursued the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988. Two decades later, he once again declared his candidacy for president in 2007. However, he did not gain much support and dropped out of the race.
- The Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama had cordial relations with Biden and respected him for his years of political experience. He selected Biden to be his running mate in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. The Obama-Biden ticket won the election.
- On January 20, 2009, Obama was sworn in as the 44th U.S. President and Biden assumed office as the 47th Vice President. With his long years of experience as a senator, Biden played a major role in helping the president stabilize the American economy in the wake of the global economic recession.
- The Democrats Obama and Biden proved to be very popular among the citizens in their respective positions as the President and Vice President and were easily re-elected to a second term in 2012. In his second term, Biden was chosen by Obama to head the Gun Violence Task Force, and he drafted certain actions that the President could take for reducing gun violence.
- During much of his second term, Biden was said to be preparing for a possible bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. At age 74 on Inauguration Day in January 2017, he would have been the oldest president on inauguration in history.
- On July 26, 2017, after Trump announced a ban of transgender people serving in the military, Biden tweeted, "Every patriotic American who is qualified to serve in our military should be able to serve. Full stop."
- During a tour of the U.S. Senate with reporters before leaving office, on December 5, 2016, Biden refused to rule out a potential bid for the presidency in the 2020 presidential election, after leaving office as Vice President. If he were to run in 2020, Biden would be 77 years old on election day and 78 on inauguration day in 2021.
Awards & Achievements of Joe Biden
- Joe Biden has received honorary degrees from several prestigious institutions including University of Scranton (1976), Saint Joseph's University (1981), Widener University School of Law (2000), Emerson College (2003), and University of Delaware (2004).
- In 2005, he received the George Arents Pioneer Medal, Syracuse's highest alumni award, "for excellence in public affairs."
- Biden received The Golden Medal of Freedom award from Kosovo in 2009 for his vocal support for their independence in the late 1990s.
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Personal Life of Joe Biden
Joe Biden a married man. He married his love after a romantic relationship. He is married to Neilia Hunter while he was studying. Joe married Neilia on August 27, 1966, in a ceremony held in a Catholic church. The couple had three children. Joseph R.”Beau” Biden III, Robert Hunter and Naomi Christina. Unfortunately, Joe lost her wife and daughter in a car accident in 1972.
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Joe Biden's Salary, and Net Worth
Joe has served his country as a vice president for many years and has his governmental salary from which he has saved certain money. He has a current net worth of $ 500 thousand and the annual salary is $ 248,670.
Body Measurements of Joe Biden
Observing his body figure, Joe Biden stands at the height of 6 feet. He has blue eyes and grey hair. Furthermore, there are no details on his body measurement
Trivias About Joe Biden You Need To Know.
- Survived a cerebral aneurysm in 1988.
- Never drinks alcohol, citing a history of alcoholism in his family. Claims to be dry his entire life.
- One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World.
- The third youngest man ever elected Senator in U.S. history (several weeks before his 30th birthday). His wife and small daughter were killed in a car crash around the same time.