Antony Blinken, an American government official is a current U. S. Secretary of State. He was appointed as 71st Secretary of State in 2021. Previously, he worked as deputy national security advisor and deputy secretary of state for President Barack Obama. Blinken is also a co-founder of a consulting firm, WestExec Advisors. As of 2021, Antony Blinken net worth is calculated to be around $8 million.
|Full Name||Antony Blinken|
|Birth Date||April 16, 1962|
|Birth Place||Yonkers, New York|
|Net Worth||$8 million|
Antony Blinken was born on 16th April 1962 in Yonkers, New York. He was born to parents Donald M. Blinken and Judith. His father, Donald has served as United States Ambassador in Hungary. Blinken completed his schooling at Dalton School in 1971. After that, he shifted his place to Paris along with his mother and step-father Samuel Pisar.
In 1980, he joined Harvard University. After four years in 1984, he came out as a graduate from the University majoring in Social Studies. While studying at University, he wrote different articles related to current affairs for Harvard’s student newspaper “The Harvard Crimson”. In 1985, he joined Columbia Law School and became J. D. in 1988. He started practicing law in Paris and New York City.
In 1994, Blinken served as a member of the National Security Council staff. The same year, he started working as a Special Assistant for Strategic Planning under President and Senior Director. In 1999, he served as Special Assistant for European and Canadian Affairs. From 2002 to 2008, he worked as staff director for Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Blinken has served different positions in his political career. For four years, he worked as Deputy Assistant to Vice President. At that time, he helped to build a crafted policy in two countries Pakistan and Afghanistan. He also worked on the policy related to the nuclear program of Iran. In 2014, Blinken was appointed as Deputy Secretary of State. He won the position with a margin of the vote, 55 to 38.
During Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign, he worked as a foreign policy advisor. After Biden’s victory as President of the United States, he held the highest position of his political career as United States Secretary of State on January 26, 2021. He defeated his opponent with a huge number, 78 to 22 votes.
Besides his political career, Blinken has also co-founded the political strategy firm named “WestExec Advisors” in 2017. He is also serving as one of the members of the Council on Foreign Relations. Antony has additionally served as global affairs analyst on CNN.
Antony Blinken’s Wife- Evan Ryan
Blinken is a married man who shared wedding vows with White House Cabinet Secretary Evan Ryan in 2002. He got married to Evan at Holy Trinity Catholic Church which was conducted in a bi-denominational ceremony. With his wife, Evan he has two kids.
Antony Blinken Net Worth
As of 2021, Antony Blinken net worth is estimated to be around $8 million. He collected the massive figure through his political career serving at different administrations. His salary as the secretary of state will be around $200,000 per year.