Antony Blinken is the current Secretary of State of the United States of America. In 2021, he was appointed as the 71st Secretary of State. He formerly served as President Barack Obama’s deputy national security advisor and deputy secretary of state. Blinken is also a co-founder of WestExec Advisors, a consulting business. Antony Blinken’s net worth is estimated to be at $10 million in 2021.
|Full Name||Antony Blinken|
|Birth Date/Age||April 16, 1962/ 59 years old|
|Birth Place||Yonkers, New York, United States|
|Profession||Government Official, Current Secretary of State|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
Antony Blinken was born in Yonkers, New York, on April 16, 1962. Donald M. Blinken and Judith Blinken were his parents. Donald, his father, was the United States Ambassador to Hungary. In 1971, Blinken finished his education at Dalton School. Following that, he relocated to Paris with his mother and stepfather Samuel Pisar.
He enrolled at Harvard University in 1980. In 1984, he graduated from the University with a degree in Social Studies after four years. He authored many pieces on current events for Harvard’s student newspaper “The Harvard Crimson” while at university. He enrolled at Columbia Law School in 1985 and received his J. D. in 1988. He began his legal career in Paris and New York City.
Antony Blinken Net Worth and Political Career
Blinken was a member of the National Security Council’s staff in 1994. He began working as a Special Assistant for Strategic Planning under President and Senior Director the following year. He was appointed Special Assistant for European and Canadian Affairs in 1999. He worked as a staff director for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2002 to 2008.
In his political career, Blinken has held a number of roles. He served for four years as the Vice President’s Deputy Assistant. He assisted in the development of a well-thought-out policy in Pakistan and Afghanistan at the time. In addition, he worked on Iran’s nuclear strategy. Deputy Secretary of State Blinken was appointed in 2014. With a vote margin of 55 to 38, he got the seat.
Joe Biden served as a foreign policy adviser for his presidential campaign in 2020. On January 26, 2021, Biden occupied the highest position of his political career as United States Secretary of State, following his triumph as President of the United States. He won by a big margin of 78 votes to 22 votes against his opponent.
Blinken co-founded the political strategy business “WestExec Advisors” in 2017, in addition to his political career. He also serves on the Council on Foreign Relations as one of its members. Antony has also worked as a CNN global affairs expert.
Antony Blinken’s Wife- Evan Ryan
Blinken is married to White House Cabinet Secretary Evan Ryan, whom he married in 2002. He married Evan in a bi-denominational ceremony at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Evan has two children with his wife.
Antony Blinken Net Worth
Antony Blinken’s net worth is projected to be approximately $10 million as of 2021. He amassed the large sum during the course of his political career, which he spent in many governments. As Secretary of State, he will earn roughly $200,000 per year.