Valerie Jarrett is an Iranian-American businesswoman and former government official. She had served the U.S. President Barack Obama as the senior advisor. Further, from 2009 to 2017, she became an assistant to the president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs. Previously, she worked as a co-chair of the Obama–Biden Transition Project as well.
Moreover, she dealt with Viking Press in July 2017 to publish her book ‘Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward’. Currently, she sits as the co-Chair of the United State of Women, Chair of the Board of When We All Vote, and a Senior Advisor to ATTN: Do you want to know more about her? then stay tuned.
Caption: Entrepreneur and former senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett.
Source: Hollywood reporter
Valerie Jarrett: Bio, Family, Education
The businesswoman was born on born 14 November 1956, in Shiraz, Iran. She was born to American parents during the Pahlavi dynasty. Her father was a pathologist and geneticist. In 1956, he used to run a hospital for children in Shiraz where American physicians and agricultural experts helped them in health and farming. At the age of five, her family move to London for a year, then settled in Chicago in 1963. In addition, her parents were both European and African-American descent.
Regarding her education, she graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon in 1974. Then she joined Stanford University and graduated in 1978 with a BA degree in psychology. In 1981, she received a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Additionally, she got the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Colby College.
Valerie Jarrett: Career & Life Achievements
She started her career in politics in the year 1987 working for Mayor Harold Washington in Chicago. After three years, she became deputy chief to staff for Mayor Richard Daley and in 1991 to Michelle Robinson, then engaged to work with Barack Obama. Later from 1992 through 1995, she served as commissioner of the department of planning and development and went on to become chairwoman of the Chicago Transit Board from 1995 to 2005.
She served as the CEO of the Habitat Company until working with the Obama Administrate. Jarrett was a member of the board of Chicago Stock Exchange from 2000 and promoted as chairman in 2004 until 2007. Meanwhile, she was also a member of the board of trustees from 1996 to 2009 at the University of Chicago.
Further, she also served as vice chairwoman of the board of trustees of the University of Chicago. And she served as a trustee of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago as well. Moreover, she also serves on the board of directors on a Chicago-based building materials corporation, USG Corporation. Her most notable was that she became one of the longest-serving advisors and confidantes of then-president Obama’s. Additionally, she also assists to then-president for intergovernmental relations and public liaison.
After leaving the White House, Jarrett volunteered the Obama Foundation as a senior advisor. Then in 2017, she appointed to the board of directors of Ariel Investments and joined the board of directors of 2U, Inc., Lyft. And further became one of the board directors on the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Valerie Jarrett: Personal Life & Husband
Moving toward her personal life, she is currently single and no plan of getting hooked up with anybody. But previously, she was married to William Robert Jarrett, son of Chicago Sun-Times reporter Vernon Jarrett. They married in 1983 and began to live separately in 1987. Finally, they divorced in 1988, however, they together had welcomed one daughter, Laura Jarrett.
Talking about William, he was the newly appointed director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Jackson Park Hospital. Sadly, the doctor passed away with a sudden cardiac arrest at 40 years old, in the year 1993. In another hand, her daughter works for CNN as an attorney and reporter and daughter-in-law of the Canadian politician Bas Balkissoon. Further, she was rumored to date former NFL and current NBC host, Ahmad Rashad, during 2014. However, no one came forward to confirm their relationship.
Valerie Jarrett: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
She has been earning a good income from her career as an entrepreneur and former political career. Previously, while she worked as a senior advisor, she reportedly made a salary of about $172,200 per year. Therefore, she has an estimated net worth of around $13 million.
The former official is highly active on different social media platforms with personal and verified accounts. On Twitter, she goes by the handle @ValerieJarrett with 137.4k followers. She has an Instagram account @valeriebjarrett with 116k followers. But it seems, she is not active on Facebook.
Valerie Jarrett: Body Measurements
The businesswoman in her sixties has a fit and average body type with a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall. Apart from this, there is no information on her body stats or weight. In addition, she has black hair with light brown eyes color.