Bill Clinton Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Dec, 2017
Facts of Bill Clinton
Date of Birth: 1946 , August-19
Age: 72 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Bill Clinton
Birth Name William Jefferson Blythe
Father William Jefferson Blythe
Mother Virginia Cassidy Blythe
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Hope
Ethnicity White
Profession Politician
Net Worth $80 million
Married Yes
Married to Hillary Clinton(m.1975)
Children Chelsea Clinton
Education Yale Law School
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Synopsis

Bill Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Prior to the presidency, he was the 40th Governor of Arkansas, from 1979 to 1981, and the state's 42nd governor, from 1983 to 1992. 

Early life and education

Bill Clinton was born as William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946, at Julia Chester Hospital in Hope, Arkansas. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds an American nationality.

Clinton is born to William Jefferson Blythe and Virginia Cassidy Blythe who got married on September 4, 1943. His father was an Arkansas salesman of heavy equipment who died in an automobile accident three months before his birth in 1946 whereas his mother, was an American nurse. 

Clinton went to the Arkansas Boys State, where he was elected as the representative of the Boys Nation, which was scheduled to meet the then president, John F Kennedy.

While this meeting turned to be influential for him, it was Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech that tempted him to become a public figure.

Clinton obtained a B.S. degree in Foreign Science in 1968. During his college years, he found himself a significant place in the university politics. Post-graduation, he interned for Senator J. William Fulbright.

In 1968, Clinton won the Rhodes scholarship to gain admission at the Oxford University. However, a call for military services disrupted his studies. He later attained a Junior Doctor degree from Yale Law School in 1973.

Career

Upon graduating from Yale, Bill Clinton moved to Arkansas where he took up the position of a teacher at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Law School.

In 1974, though Clinton lost the challenge to John Paul Hammer Schmidt for a seat in the US House of Representative, his name was established in the political circles and he soon became a star of the Arkansas Democratic Party. 

Other than serving as Governor, Clinton took the position of the Chairman of the National Governors Association for 1986-87 and became actively involved in the Democratic Leadership Council in the 1990s.

On November 3, 1992, Clinton was elected as the 42nd president of the United States, a position which he retained for two terms, from 1993 to 1997 and 1997 to 2001.

Personal life

Bill Clinton is a married man. Clinton is married to Hillary Clinton. On 11th October 1975, Bill Clinton married Hillary Clinton, an American politician who later became the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.

The marriage ceremony was organized in their living room in a Methodist ceremony. Before getting married the pair dated for 4 years before their marriage.

They are blessed with a daughter named Chelsea Clinton who is a former US secretary. However, Clinton is not to be known her biological father.

Net Worth and Body Measurements

Bill Clinton is a famous American politician who has a net worth of $80 million. His wife Hillary Clinton has $45 million. They currently reside in a Chappaqua house in New York. It was bought in 1999 on $1.7 million. 

After completing the presidential term, Bill Clinton garnered $189 million through book sales, speeches, and consulting fees. Clinton is paid $150,000 to $700,000 per speech. 

During Hillary Clinton’s first run for president in 2007, he received $9 million for speeches in Germany, Norway, and Korea. 

He was the 42nd President and served two terms, from 1993 till 2001. 

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