Joe Biden Biography, Net Worth, Age, Family and Military Service

Right from the primaries, Joe Biden was already a top contender in the US general elections. He became the Democratic Party nominee for the number 1 job in the US, the post of the President of the United States of America.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden

 

In November 2020, Joe Biden defeated his opponent, Donald Trump who ran on the platform of the Republican Party. Donald Trump was the incumbent President who had defeated Democrat, Hilary Clinton in the 2015 elections.

The controversial election had Mr. Biden having the highest number of votes for a contender in the US elections ever according to official sources. This was a record held by former US President, Barack Obama. He ran alongside Kamala Harris who will become the Vice President of the United States of America on the 21st of January, 2021.

Joe Biden Biography

Mr Joe Biden was born on the 20th of November, 1942 (age 78 years) in Scranton, Pennsylvania and was also raised in New Castle County, Delaware. Biden’s full name is “Joseph Robinette Biden Jr”. 

He had his university education at the University of Delaware then later proceeded to Syracuse University in 1968 in order to earn his law degree. His journey into American politics began in 1970 when he got elected as a New Castle County Councilor.

Biden is not a stranger to breaking records in the political world. In 1972, at the age of 29, he became the sixth youngest senator in the history of American politics when he got elected to represent Delaware at the US Senate.

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He has been in the Senate six times and at the time he was leaving, he was the 4th most senior senator. Biden resigned in order to serve in the Barack Obama’s administration as Vice President. They both won in 2008 and also in 2012.

In 2020, he became a top contender and a major political gladiator in the US 2020 elections. He eventually won and is expected to be sworn in on the 20th of January, 2021 as the 46th President of the United States as at the time this post was written.

Joe Biden Net Worth

Forbes Magazine estimated both Joe’s and his wife’s net worth to be around $9 million according to a July 2019 report.

Joe Biden Age

As at 2020, Mr Joe Biden is 78 years of age.

Joe Biden Wife, Son and Family

Joe Biden Family

Joe Biden and his family

His family is a large one indeed and it has been rocked by so many tragedies. He married Neila Hunter but lost her and his 13 month child on the 18th of December, 1972. His other two sons, Beau and Hunter suffered serious injuries, a broken leg and fractured skull respectively, but fortunately survived.

Joe remarried Jill in 1977 and the union produced a daughter named Ashley but tragedy again struck in 2015 after he lost hos son Beau to cancer.

Joe Biden Military Service

Unlike men of his generation, Biden never served in the military as he received five student draft deferments. This was a fact checked by Usatoday.com.

Updated: January 9, 2021 — 8:39 pm