Legal, Politics, US

How rich is Joe Kennedy?

Name: Joseph Patrick Kennedy III

Born: October 4, 1980

Occupation: Attorney and politician

Joe Kennedy, fair use
Joe Kennedy, fair use

Joe Kennedy was born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 4, 1980. He is the son of Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, a Congressman, and Sheila Brewster. He is the grandson of Senator Robert Kennedy and Ethel Skakel, great-nephew of President John F. Kennedy, and great-grandson of Senator Joseph Kennedy. He has a twin brother, Matthew.

He attended Buckingham Browne & Nichols school, and later studied at Stanford University, majoring in engineering and management science. In 2006, Joe enrolled at Harvard Law School, and would gain legal experience by working for the university’s Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. Three years later, he received his J.D. degree.

In December 2012, Joe married Lauren Anne Birchfield, a health policy attorney. They have two children: Eleanor Ellie and James Matthew.

Joe was ensconced in the world of politics at a young age, surrounded by political experts, campaign aides, and analysts. In 2003, Joe decided to briefly escape this world and head to the Dominican Republic, where he served in the Peace Corps and essentially unionized local tour guides. Upon his return, and after graduating from Harvard, Joe was hired as an assistant district attorney by the Cape and Islands Office, as well as the Middlesex Country District Attorney’s Office.

In 2012, Joe dipped his foot in politics, announcing his campaign for the 4th congressional district, succeeding retiring representative Barney Frank. He won with 61 percent of the vote, and was re-elected two more times with 97 percent (2014) and 70 percent (2016) of the vote.

Joe Kennedy became a household name following President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address for two reasons: he delivered the Democratic rebuttal in front of a broken down automobile and for drool coming out of both sides of his mouth.

We estimate that Joe Kennedy’s net worth is $43 million (2018).

So how much is $43 million really?

$43 million can pay for a gubernatorial election campaign – some had believed he would seek the Massachusetts governor’s mansion in 2018. $43 million is also how much the Democratic Party has in the bank ahead of the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.


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