Jill Tracy Jacobs Biden is an American educator and the current first lady of the United States since 2021, as the wife of President Joe Biden. She was the second lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017 when her husband was vice president.
Jill Biden Biography
|Monthly Income:||$1 Million|
|Date of Birth:||June 3, 1951|
|Height:||5 ft 5 in (1.67 m)|
Jill Biden Net Worth 2023
|Net Worth:||$30 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jun 3, 1951 (71 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Hammonton, New Jersey, U.S.|
Jill Biden was born as Jill Jacobs on June 3, 1951 in Hammonton, New Jersey to Bonny, a homemaker, and Donald, a bank teller and US Navy veteran. As a child, she lived with her family in Hatboro, Pennsylvania and then in Mahwah, New Jersey, where her father was the head of a savings and loan association. Following this, they moved to Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, where Biden was raised with her four younger sisters. She attended Upper Moreland High School, and did work waitressing in Ocean City, New Jersey.
In 1970, Biden married her first husband, Bill Stevenson. A former college football player, he opened a college bar called the Stone Balloon in Newark, Delaware, which became one of the most successful in the country. The couple drifted apart around 1974, and divorced in 1975. Subsequently, Biden met Senator Joe Biden on a blind date set up by the latter’s brother Frank. Smitten by his genteel manners and appearance, she declared to her mother that she had “finally met a gentleman.” The two married in 1977 at the Chapel at the United Nations in New York City, and spent their honeymoon at Lake Balaton in Hungary. With her husband, Biden raised her stepsons Beau and Hunter, who had survived a car accident several years earlier that claimed the lives of their mother and sister. The Bidens also had a daughter, named Ashley, in 1981. Tragically, in 2015, Beau passed away from cancer; this caused Biden to lose her faith for many years, but she gained it back on the campaign trail in 2019. Before becoming President and Vice President, the Bidens purchased a $2.7 million vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware where they planned to host their extended family.
Heavily involved in philanthropic endeavors, Biden and her husband established the Biden Foundation in 2017. The organization focuses on preventing violence against women. Also that year, Biden became the board chair of the charity Save the Children. Among her other philanthropic activities, Biden is president of the Biden Breast Health Initiative, a nonprofit that offers free educational breast health awareness programs to groups throughout Delaware. She also co-founded Book Buddies, which gives books to low-income kids, and is active in the military family support organization Delaware Boots on the Ground.
After leaving the White House in 2016, Joe and Jill Biden and his wife signed an $10 million joint book deal covering three books.
As an author, Biden penned the children’s book “Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops,” which was based on her stepson Beau’s military deployment. Later, she released a memoir entitled “Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself.” In 2020, Biden published another children’s book, “Joey: The Story of Joe Biden.”
After graduating high school in 1969, Biden enrolled at Brandywine Junior College for a semester. She then transferred to the University of Delaware as an English major. Following a year off, during which she modeled for a local agency, Biden returned to college and earned her BA in 1975. Subsequently, she began her pedagogical career as a substitute teacher in the Wilmington public school system, before teaching English for a year at St. Mark’s High School. Biden continued teaching while working toward her master’s degree in education at West Chester State College. She went on to teach disabled students, and taught in an adolescent program at the Rockford Center psychiatric hospital. In 1987, Biden earned another graduate degree from Villanova University. Continuing on in education, she taught at such institutions as Brandywine High School and Claymont High School. From 1993 to 2008, Biden taught at Delaware Technical & Community College. During this time, she returned to her own schooling to obtain a doctoral degree in educational leadership from the University of Delaware.