Janet Yellen is an American economist. She has served as the chair of the federal reserve of the United States, president and chief executive of the federal reserve bank of San Fransisco. She also worked in the White House under President Bill Clinton as the chair of the council of economic advisors.
She is the first woman to be the chair of the federal reserve of the United States.
|Birthday||August 13, 1946|
|Height||5 feet 2 inches|
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10 Facts about Janet Yellen
- Janet Yellen has been married to George Akerlof for over 40 years, The couple tied the knot in the year 1978 when Janet was 32 years old. They have a son, Robert Akerlof.
- Janet was born on August 13, 1946, in Brooklyn, New York. Her father Julius Yellen was a family physician and her mother Anna Ruth was an elementary school teacher.
- She is a 74-year-old, 5 feet 2 inches tall white-Jewish woman. However, there is no data about her weight.
- Yellen is a highly educated person, she formerly studied philosophy up until her master’s degree. Then she switched it for economics for which she holds a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1971. She was the only woman to do so.
- Janet started working at Harvard University as an assistant professor immediately after getting her Ph.D. Sher worked in numerous colleges until 1994.
- She served as the chair of Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors from 1997 to 1999. She later held the position of chief executive officer of the federal reserve bank of San Fransisco from 2004 to 2010.
- President Barrack Obama nominated her to be the vice-chair of the federal reserve system. She won the position and became the first woman to do so.
- Janet is someone who isn’t interested in using any form of social media. Hence she has no social media accounts.
- As of 2020, Janet Yellen is worth $13 Million.
- She has been named as a candidate for Secretary of the Treasury under Joe Biden’s presidency.