Amanda Jay Mortimer Burden is the principal at Bloomberg Consulting Services, an international consulting service founded by Michael Boomerang as a philanthropic venture to help city governments in order to improve the quality of life of their citizens. She was a proponent of revitalizing Lower Manhattan, improving public access to the Brooklyn waterfronts, improving commuter rail into the city, and reconsidering rezoning plans. She was an important supporter and active contributor to the success of the project for public redevelopment of the High Line.
Early Life And Education Of Amanda Burden
Amanda Burden was born in 1994 in New York City, as Amanda Jay Mortimer. She was raised in different parts of the United States. Being one of the offspring of the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Jay, Amanda was also the daughter of famous socialist Barbara "Babe" Cushing Mortimer Paley and her first husband Stanley Grafton Mortimer, Jr., of Stanley Oil Company.
Her grandfather Dr. Harvey Cushing was recognized as the "Father of American Neurosurgery” for his research and contribution in the field. Born as the elder of two children, she Stanley Grafton Mortimer III and 5 half-siblings from her mother’s second marriage with William S. Paley.
After graduating from high school, Amanda studied at Wellesley College, until she got married in 1964. Then she studied Environmental Science at Sarah Lawrence College and graduated in 1976 after which she went to Columbia University and earned a Master degree in Urban Planning.
Her thesis on solid waste management was one of a kind and she also received an award for it. Her first work was with the construction firm “Gruzen & Partners” on the task “Project for Public Spaces”.
Amanda Burden's Career
Amanda Burden's career started when she worked with architecture firm Gruzen & Partners including one of her mentor William H. Whyte who is the urbanologist.
From 1983-1990 Ms. Bruden was Vice president for Planning and Design of the Battery Park City AutAuthority. She was responsible for the development and implementation of design guidelines for the 92-acre site as well as overlooking the design of all open spaces and park land.
She also worked as a public school teaching aide in Harlem in the 1960s.
In 2010, the Bloomberg administration unveiled a draft of a comprehensive waterfront plan also known as Vision 2020, that includes more than 500 prospective projects costing tens of million dollars.
Amanda Burden's Net Worth And Salary
Amanda Burden's net worth is expected to be around $45 million at present. She has earned a huge amount of salary from her career.
Having worked for the people on most of her life, Amanda is a good business person, a consultant as well as a writer. She has been involved in many philanthropic deeds although her work itself was close to the welfare of others.
Amanda Burden's Personal Life
Talking about Amanda’s personal life, she is not seen involved in a lot of affairs and certainly didn’t have much time for that anyways.
There are rumors regarding Amanda’s involvement with TV host and celebrity Charlie Rose and reports say that there two, who began dating since 1993 are still together. Prior to this, she was in precisely two relationships, as both ended in short marriages.
She was first married to a Shirley Carter Burden, Jr. They had two kids together, Shirley Carter Burden III and Flobelle Fairbanks Burden. However, the marriage was not very strong and the couple got divorced in 1972.
Her second husband was Steven Jay Ross; the CEO of Time Warner; the famous telecommunication network in the U.S. She and Steven were married between 1979 but got divorced soon in 1981.
by Bchrome, 26 May, 2017