Hillary Clinton is an American politician, diplomat, and former lawyer who served as President Barack Obama’s 67th Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. Hillary Clinton also served as a United States Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, and as First Lady of the United States as President Bill Clinton’s wife from 1993 to 2001.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Hillary Clinton was born on October 26, 1947, in Chicago, United States. Her age is 75 years old as of 2022 and Clinton is a naturalized American citizen and Christian by religion.
Similarly, her full name is Rodham Hillary Clinton and her birth sign is Scorpio. She grew up in a United Methodist family that first settled in Chicago. Her family relocated to Park Ridge, a Chicago suburb when she was three years old.
Hugh Rodham, her father, was of English and Welsh descent and ran a small but successful textile business that he had founded. Dorothy Howell, her mother, was a homemaker of Dutch, English, French Canadian (from Quebec), Scottish, and Welsh ancestry. Hugh and Tony were her two younger brothers.
Talking about her educational background, Clinton enrolled at Wellesley College in 1965, majoring in political science. During her first year, Clinton was the president of the Wellesley Young Republicans.
As the leader of this “Rockefeller Republican”-oriented group, she supported the election of moderate Republicans John Lindsay to the mayor of New York City and Massachusetts attorney general Edward Brooke to the United States Senate.
Rodham then attended Yale Law School, where she served on the Yale Review of Law and Social Action’s editorial board. During her second year, she worked at the Yale Child Study Center, where she learned about new research on early childhood brain development and assisted with the seminal work, Beyond the Best Interests of the Child (1973).
She also worked on child abuse cases at Yale-New Haven Hospital and volunteered at New Haven Legal Services, which offers free legal advice to the poor.
Career and Professional Life
Regarding her career, In 1978, Hilary Clinton became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation, and the following year, she became the first female partner at Little Rock’s Rose Law Firm. She was named one of the hundred most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal twice.
Moreover, Clinton served as Arkansas’ first lady from 1979 to 1981 and again from 1983 to 1992. Clinton advocated for healthcare reform as the first lady of the United States. Her major initiative, the Clinton healthcare plan, was defeated in Congress in 1994.
Clinton was a driving force behind the creation of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Adoption, and Safe Families Act, and the Foster Care Independence Act in 1997 and 1999. Clinton was elected as New York’s first female senator in 2000, becoming the first First Lady to simultaneously hold elected office and the first former First Lady to serve in the Senate.
She was re-elected in 2006, and from 2003 to 2007, she chaired the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee. Clinton advocated for medical benefits for first responders whose health was harmed in the September 11 attacks during her Senate tenure.
She voted in favor of authorizing the Iraq War in 2002 but opposed the 2007 troop surge. Clinton ran for president in 2008 but was defeated in the Democratic primaries by eventual winner Barack Obama.
Clinton ran for president a second time in 2016, winning the Democratic nomination and running in the general election alongside Virginia senator Tim Kaine. Despite winning the popular vote, Clinton lost the presidential election to Republican opponent Donald Trump in the Electoral College.
Clinton has not endorsed any brand, nor has she promoted anything, nor has she been seen in any brand collaborations.
Awards and Nomination
Clinton was named Democratic Woman of the Year by the Woman’s National Democratic Club in November 2017. Clinton was awarded the Radcliffe Medal by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in May 2018, which “honors individuals whose lives and work have had a transformative impact on society” in March 2018.
Moreover, Clinton received the inaugural Ida B. Wells Legacy Award in April 2018 from a political action committee established to honor the early feminist and civil rights figure.
Clinton was awarded an honorary doctorate by Trinity College Dublin in June 2018. On October 10, 2018, she was conferred with the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Queen’s University Belfast.
Hillary Clinton – Net Worth 2022
Hillary Clinton is an American politician, diplomat, and former lawyer who has earned a considerable income from her work. Clinton’s estimated net worth is around $120 million. Also, Clinton’s annual salary is $7 million per year and her source of income is mainly her political profession.
Hilary Clinton moved to Arkansas after serving as a congressional legal counsel and married future President Bill Clinton. They both met at Yale. In the summer of 1975, Hilary and Bill Clinton purchased a home in Fayetteville, and she agreed to marry him.
On October 11, 1975, they married in their living room in a Methodist ceremony. They have one daughter Chelsea Clinton who is a writer by profession.
Hilary Clinton was involved in the Whitewater controversy, the White House travel office controversy, the White House FBI files controversy, the Hillary Clinton cattle futures controversy, and the Response to Lewinsky scandal.
Hillary Clinton – Body Measurements
Talking about her height Clinton is 5 Feet 4 inches tall and weighs 52kg. Similarly, Clinton’s body measurement is 32-27-32 inches and her eye color is grey and her hair color is blonde. Also, Clinton’s dress size is 5 and her shoe size is 7(US).
Hilary Clinton is very active on Instagram. She has 5.8M followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @hillaryclinton. Similarly, her Twitter handles @HillaryClinton are followed by 31.6M followers. Her Facebook account is @hillaryclinton and has 9.6M followers.