Jerome Powell Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography, Facts & More

Jerome Powell

Full NameJerome Hayden Powell
Political PartyRepublican
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Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 178 cm
in meters - 1.78 m
in feet inches - 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 70 kg
in Pounds - 154 lbs
Eye ColorMoss Green
Hair ColorGray
Personal Life
Date of BirthFebruary 4, 1953
Age (as in 2018)65 Years
Birth PlaceWashington, D.C., U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
HometownChevy Chase, Maryland, United States
SchoolGeorgetown Preparatory School, Maryland
College/UniversityPrinceton University
Georgetown University
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts in Politics from Princeton University in 1975
Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 1979
FamilyFather- Jerome Powell (lawyer)
Mother- Patricia (Hayden)
Brother- Matthew Powell
Sisters- Tia Powell, Libby Powell Lathi, Susan Byrd, Monica Powell Dolin
ReligionNot Known
Ethnicity/RaceWhite American
HobbiesListening to Music, Reading, Traveling
Favorite Things
Favorite Politician(s)George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Donald Trump
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Girlfriends/AffairsNot Known
Wife/SpouseElissa Leonard (filmmaker)
Jerome Powell Wife Elissa Leonard
Marriage DateSeptember 14, 1985
ChildrenSon- Sam Powell
Daughters- Lucy Powell, Susie Powell
Money Factor
Salary/FeesNot Known
Net Worthbetween $19.7 million and $55 million (as in 2017)

Jerome Powell

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jerome Powell

  • Does Jerome Powell smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Jerome Powell drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • While pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Politics at the Princeton University, his senior thesis was titled “South Africa: Forces for Change.” Jerome Powell Princeton University
  • In 1975-1976, Powell collaborated with Senator Richard Schweiker of Pennsylvania as his Legislative Assistant. Richard also ran unsuccessfully for Vice President of the United States during the Primary election in 1976 on a ticket with Ronald Reagan. Richard Schweiker (Right) And Ronald Regan (Left)
  • While pursuing the Juris Doctor at the Georgetown University, he was editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Law Journal. Georgetown Law Journal
  • He moved to New York City in 1979 and became a clerk to Judge Ellsworth Van Graafeiland of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Judge Ellsworth Van Graafeiland
  • From 1981 to 1983, he worked as a lawyer with Davis Polk & Wardwell.
  • In 1983-1984, Powell worked for Werbel & McMillen.
  • From 1984 to 1990, he worked at an investment bank- Dillon, Read & Co.
  • From 1990 to 1993, Powell worked in the United States Department of the Treasury.
  • In 1992, George H. W. Bush nominated him the Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance.
  • Powell was also involved in the negotiations that elevated Warren Buffett to the chairman of Salomon.
  • In 1993, Powell started working for Bankers Trust as a Managing Director, however, in 1995, he quit after the bank got into trouble.
  • He went back to work for Dillon, Read & Co. in 1995.
  • From 1997 to 2005, he became a partner at The Carlyle Group, a giant in the private equity business.
  • He left The Carlyle Group and founded Severn Capital Partners, a private investment firm.
  • In 2008, he became associated with the Global Environment Fund as a managing partner.
  • From 2010 to 2012, he was a visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a think tank in Washington, D.C.
  • In December 2011, Barack Obama (the then US President) nominated him to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Powell’s nomination was the first time that a member of the opposition party was nominated by the President since 1988.
  • In June 2014, Powell was nominated for another term, and in a 67-24 vote, the United States Senate confirmed his nomination for a 14-year term ending January 31, 2028.
  • On November 2, 2017, Donald Trump nominated him to serve as the Chair of the Federal Reserve, which was confirmed by the Senate on January 23, 2018, by 85-12 vote. Jerome Powell With Donald Trump
  • Powell lives in Chevy Chase Village, Maryland with his wife Elissa Leonard and their three children. Chevy Chase Village, Maryland
  • Here’s a conversation with Jerome Powell:

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