Name: John Robert Bolton
Born: November 20, 1948
Occupation: Attorney and political adviser
John Bolton was born in Baltimore, Maryland on November 20, 1948. He is the son of Edward Jackson Bolton, a fireman, and Virginia Clara Godfrey, a housewife.
He studied at the McDonogh School, where he won a scholarship. He later enrolled in Yale University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then attended Yale Law School, receiving a J.D. in 1974. He was heavily involved in politics during his school days: he ran a Students for Goldwater campaign and he was a member of the Yale Political Union.
John is married to Gretchen Smith Bolton, a financial planner. They have one daughter together, Jennifer, and they live in Bethesda, Maryland.
Over the years, he has had great success in the private sector. After university, John was an associate at the law firm, Covington & Burling. He would then become a partner in Lerner, Reed, Bolton & McManus. Once he obtained plenty of years in public service, he served as an analyst for various media outlets and was hired by an array of think tanks, including the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and Federalist Society. Like other prominent people in Washington, he has been paid hefty fees to deliver speeches at non-profit foundations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and financial institutions.
He first joined the political scene in the 1980s, when he worked in several important positions in various departments under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Here are some of the titles he has held: United States Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs, and United States Ambassador to the United Nations. He now acts as the National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump.
John runs the John Bolton Political Action Committee (PAC), a fund that raises money for Republicans.
His politics has turned a lot of people off over the years. Because he is a neoconservative, John has been adamant in continuing a hostile foreign policy, one of interventionism, regime change, and military conflict. The record states that John supported the invasion of Iraq, the bombing of Libya, and the occupation of Afghanistan. He has advocated for pre-emptive strikes against North Korea, the toppling of the Iran regime, and the provocation against Russia.
John currently earns $2.2 million a year.
We estimate that John Bolton’s net worth is $6 million (2018).
So how much is $6 million really?
$6 million can pay for a fraction of a percent of the Department of Defense’s annual budget. $6 million can also pay for the fuel needed to bomb foreign nations.