Valerie Jarrett is an American businesswoman who served as the senior adviser to President of the United States Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017. She also served as a co-chair of the Obama–Biden Transition Project.
Valerie Jarrett's Early Life and Education
Born Valerie June Bowman is the daughter of James E. Bowman, a physician, and specialist in pathology, genetics, and hematology, and Barbara T. Bowman who is an advocate, professor, and author. She was born in Shiraz, Iran on November 14, 1956, and is 62 years.
At the age of Jarrett moved to London for a year and later to Chicago in 1963. Her parents are of both African-American and European descent. She is of American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity of 49% European, 46% African, and 5% Native American descent.
Valerie attended Northfield Mount Hermon and graduated in the year 1974. She enrolled at Stanford University and earned B.A in psychology and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981.
Valerie Jarrett's Career and Profession
Jarrett started her political career in 1987, in Chicago politics working for Mayor Harold Washington as deputy corporation counsel. She was also the CEO of the habitat company, a management company and later joining the Obama administration in 1995.
On November 14, 2008, she was selected by Obama to serve as a senior adviser and assistant to the president for international relations and public liaison.
In addition, she also completed further duties as chairing the White House Council on Women and Girls, co-chairing the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.
Since leaving the White House, she has served in Obama Foundation as a senior adviser. She has also made a cameo appearance as herself in the CBS drama The Good Wife.
Valerie Jarrett's Personal Life
Valerie was once a married woman. She was married to Chicago Sun-Times reporter William Robert Jarrett, who died in 1993. The pair tied the knot in 1983 in the presence of family members and few friends.
Together the pair has a beautiful daughter, Laura Jarrett, who works as an attorney and reporter for CNN. Her daughter is married to Tony Balkissoon since June 2012.
Jarrett separated from her husband or spouse in 1987 and their divorce was finalized a year later in 1988. Moreover, Jarrett has maintained her personal life under wraps carefully thus no rumors and controversies are available.
After divorcing the first husband, Valerie is living a low-key profile and has not been linked with anyone.
Valerie Jarrett's Net worth and Salary
While Valerie was working as a senior adviser, her salary per year was reported to be around $172,200. She has served in several governmental fields and has earned quite a high figure of amount.
By some sources, as of early 2019, Valerie Jarrett's net worth is estimated to be around $13 million. Focusing into her dedicating and hardworking nature we can assume that her fortune might grow in the near future.
Valerie Jarrett's Body Measurements and Online Presence
Valerie stands around 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 60 kg. Her hair and eye color are dark brown and brown respectively.
Jarrett is often active on Twitter with 109k followers, likewise on Instagram with 42.9k followers as of January 2019.
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