Caroline Kennedy is a diplomat, author, and lawyer from the United States. She served as ambassador to Japan for the United States between 2013 and 2017. Caroline is the only living child of the 35th President of the US, John F. Kennedy, and the former first lady of the US, Jacqueline Kennedy. As well, she is the niece of the Senators Late Ted Kennedy and Late Robert F. Kennedy. Her father was assassinated when she was a young child in 1963. After that, her family moved to the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where she attended school.
Kennedy worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City after graduating from Radcliffe College, where she met her spouse, exhibit architect Edwin Schlossberg. Kennedy graduated from Columbia Law School with a Juris Doctor degree, and her career currently includes law, governance, teaching, and charity work. She has also served as a spokesman for her family’s heritage. She has also co-authored with Ellen Alderman to publish two books on civil freedoms.
Caroline Kennedy Bio/Wiki[table id=2594 /]
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy was born on November 27, 1957, in Manhattan, New York, to then Massachusetts Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy. Caroline spent her first three years of life in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., along with her parents. Caroline’s family relocated to the White House when she was three years old when her father was inducted as President of the United States.
On November 22, 1963, Caroline was approximately six years old when her father John Kennedy was killed. Jacqueline Kennedy and her kids, Caroline and John Jr., relocated to Manhattan’s Eastside the next year, wherein Caroline went to school.
Caroline Kennedy attended Harvard University’s Radcliffe College and did a job at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, where she met her future husband, exhibit designer Edwin Schlossberg. She went on to Columbia Law School to get her Juris Doctor degree Kennedy has spent most of his professional life in law, governance, school reform, and charity work.
She has also served as a spokesman for her family’s history, co-authoring two volumes on civil litigation with Ellen Alderman.
Kennedy and her uncle, Ted Kennedy, backed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama earlier in the 2008 campaign process. She went on to campaign for him in the same year again in Indiana, Florida, and Ohio, as well as acting as co-chair for the Vice Presidential Selection Committee and speak at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.
Kennedy showed interest in being nominated to Hillary Clinton’s empty Senate seat from New York as Secretary of State but later dropped his name from consent for personal issues. Kirsten G., a New York congresswoman, eventually succeeded Hillary as the state’s junior senator. Kennedy was nominated as the United States embassy to Japan by President Barack Obama in 2013 as US Ambassador to Japan.
Caroline Kennedy Net Worth
Caroline Kennedy’s net worth is estimated to be $278 million.[table id=2595 /]
The vast trusts which Caroline’s grandfather Joe Kennedy has set up for each one of his children plus grandchildren are her main source of revenue. According to the estimates, she makes from $12 million to $30 million every year from her trust. She also has holdings in Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Blackstone, and two oil businesses.
She also earns another $1 million every year because of speaking engagements and book royalties on top of other eight figure incomes.
When Jacqueline, Caroline’s mother died, she left her children an estimated fortune of $43.7 million. In addition, in 1999 when Kennedy’s brother John Jr. died in an aircraft disaster, she inherited his trust.
Among other expensive assets, Caroline has a 15-room apartment on Fifth Avenue and the 366-acre Kennedy estate on Martha’s Vineyard. Kennedy also owns a massive 90-acre seaside land valued at about $45 million.
- Caroline Kennedy started an accomplished career as an editor and writer as well as raised her family and participated in different philanthropic initiatives.
- She co-wrote books on constitutional problems beginning in the 1990s and went on to produce a number of top-selling collections of tales, photographs, and poetry, notably The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy.
- Kennedy served at the New York City Department of Education as the Director of strategic alliances from 2002 and 2004, collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars for the NYC public schools. In Early 2008, the very reclusive Kennedy openly supported Barack Obama for the U.S. Presidency in a New York Times column.
- Kennedy volunteered for Obama and was later chosen to co-chairman for his vice-presidential selection committee.
- In late 2008, she indicated an interest in running for the United States Senate seat held by H. Clinton, who was stepping down to take the office as Obama’s secretary of state. Kennedy drew criticism as she never before held or pursued political authority, but she still had a large number of strong supporters. But, claiming personal reasons, she dropped her name from nomination.
- Later, Kennedy was appointed as the United States Ambassador to Japan in 2013.
- Shortly before Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, Caroline Kennedy quit as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan. On 18th January 2017, she formally exited Japan as Ambassador.
- President Joe Biden was said to have been seriously contemplating proposing Kennedy to become the U. S. Ambassador to Australia since May 2021, and it was claimed that she will be shortlisted in mid-2021.
- She spoke at the Democratic National Conventions in 2000 and 2008.
- Kennedy has authored and produced many books.
- Rose Kennedy, Kennedy’s daughter, stars in the Youtube show End Time Girls Club.
- Caroline Kennedy is a member of the Kennedy family. Caroline christened the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy at Newport News, Virginia, in 1967 while she was a teenager.
- Caroline met her future husband while working as a research associate in the Film and Television Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
- She is three-quarters Irish and one-quarter French in ethnicity.
- Kennedy is an animal lover.
Caroline has three children.
In 2017 she resigned from the post of US Ambassador to Japan.