|Joe Biden Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 0½ in|
|Date of Birth||November 20, 1942|
Joe Biden is an American politician who is known for being the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. In 2020, he defeated Donald Trump to be the 46th U.S. President. His term as President of the United States started on January 20, 2021.
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.
Big-hearted Joe, Uncle Joe, Amtrak Joe, Sleepy Joe, Sloppy Joe
Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Joe Biden studied in Archmere Academy, a private Roman Catholic college preparatory school located in Claymont, Delaware, where he also played football. He later graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in History and Political Science.
Also, he attended Syracuse University College of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1968.
- Father – Joseph Robinette Biden Sr.
- Mother – Catherine Eugenia Biden (née Finnegan)
- Siblings – James Brian Biden (Younger Brother), Valerie Biden (Younger Sister), Francis W. Biden (Younger Brother)
- Others – Joseph Harry Biden (Paternal Grandfather), Mary Elizabeth Robinette (Paternal Grandmother), Ambrose Joseph Finnegan (Maternal Grandfather), Geraldine Catherine/Catharine Blewitt (Maternal Grandmother)
In late 2023, Biden’s net worth was estimated at $10 million as per Forbes.
6 ft 0½ in or 184 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Joe Biden has dated –
- Neilia Hunter (1966-1972) – He married Neilia Hunter on August 27, 1966, and the duo was blessed with 3 children, namely, Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III (b. 1969), Robert Hunter (b. 1970), and Naomi Christina (b. 1971). Unfortunately, Neilia Hunter and Naomi Christina lost their lives in an automobile accident on December 18, 1972.
- Jill Jacobs (1975-Present) – He first met educator Jill Tracy Jacobs in 1975 and they eventually got married on June 17, 1977, by a Catholic priest at the Chapel at the United Nations in New York. The duo parents a daughter named Ashley Blazer (b. 1981).
Race / Ethnicity
Joe Biden is of English, German, and Irish descent on his father’s side and has Irish ancestry on his mother’s side.
- Charming smile
- Deep-set eyes
Joe Biden Dogs
- Major – In November 2018, he adopted a German Shepherd named Major from a Delaware animal shelter. After Joe Biden became the President of the United States, his dog Major made the record for becoming the first rescue dog in the White House.
- Champ – He also had a German Shepherd named Champ. Champ passed away in June 2021 at the age of 13.
- Commander – In December 2021, Joe and his family adopted a male, pure-bred German shepherd named Commander. Commander was born in September 2021.
In March 2021, Major and Champ were sent back to the family home in Delaware after a biting incident where Major reportedly bit a member of White House security.
Joe Biden Facts
- He was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Scranton.
- Joe Biden achieved the feat of becoming the 3rd youngest man ever elected Senator in U.S. history.
- He was included in Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” list in 2013.
- In January 2017, he was awarded the Presidential Medal Of Freedom by President Obama.
- He has claimed to have been a non-drinker throughout his life.
- Joe Biden was close friends with the late politician and military officer, John McCain.
- Over the years, he has appeared in shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
- In November 2020, Joe Biden had received over 70 million votes, while the vote-counting was still going on, and hence, he broke the record for the most votes in a U.S. election ever. The previous record was held by Barack Obama who had received 66,862,039 votes in 2008.
- He has also garnered an immense social media fan base with more than 20 million followers on Twitter, more than 14 million followers on Instagram, and more than 8 million followers on Facebook.
- In November 2020, he twisted his ankle and suffered a hairline fracture while playing with his dog, Major.
- In December 2020, Joe Biden revealed to CNN during an interview that after he would take office on January 20, 2021, he would urge everybody to wear a face mask. He said – “Just 100 days to mask. Not forever — 100 days.”
- In 2020, he was named “Person of the Year” by Time magazine along with Kamala Harris.
- Joe Biden was the most-searched person of 2020 on Google in the United States.
- On December 21, 2020, he received the first dose of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and received the 2nd dose in January 2021. In September 2021, Joe received the COVID-19 booster shot.
- Joe received the @POTUS account of Twitter, which is the official Twitter account of the President of the United States, with 0 followers. The previous President, Donald Trump had refused to transfer the account with over 33 million followers to Joe Biden.
- On the first day of becoming the U.S. President, he removed the ‘Diet Coke button’ from his desk which Donald Trump used to order the cold drink from the White House desk.
- His grandchildren call him Pop.
- Under Joe Biden’s administration, The White House included an American Sign Language interpreter at all press briefings for the disabled people in order to be accessible for everybody.
- In March 2021, Biden’s German Shepherd dogs, Major and Champ returned back to the White House after completing a discipline training in Delaware. Earlier, Major had bitten a Biden staffer so both the dogs were sent on training.
- In May 2022, Joe’s name was included in the list of people who were banned from entering Russia.
- In June 2022, Joe Biden fumbled while speaking at an event and said that America could be described in a single word – “Asufutimaehaehfutcw”.
- In July 2022, it was revealed that Joe had tested positive for COVID-19. Later that month, it was announced that he had recovered from the virus. However, Joe had again tested positive for COVID-19 in the same month.
- In August 2022, Joe Biden signed a $52.7 billion investment bill in order to compete against China’s science and technology efforts. This bill was specifically signed to boost semiconductor production and research in the U.S. as this would give subsidies to various related U.S. companies.
- In January 2023, Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, was searched by the FBI and 6 secret government documents were found. The search went on for 13 hours.
- In February 2023, Biden made a surprise visit to Ukraine (instead of Poland) to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the Russia-Ukraine war was nearing 1 year. As per Biden’s itinerary, he was set to visit Poland but instead landed in Ukraine.
- In 2022, Biden got paid $400,000 as a salary while his wife Dr. Jill Biden earned $82,335 from her community college job.
- In April 2023, Biden announced his re-election campaign and revealed that he was running for President again in 2024.
- In 2022, Biden earned between $2,500 and $5,000 in book royalties, which was down sharply from $30,000 in 2021. He also earned below $3,000 in “speaking and writing engagements” in 2022, far less than $30,000, he earned in 2021.
- In June 2023, he received a sandalwood box as a gift from then-Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visited the US.
- In June 2023, Biden gifted Narendra Modi a t-shirt with the quote – “Future is AI – America & India”.
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