Ben Bernanke
Ben Bernanke
Real Name/Full Name Ben Shalom Bernanke
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Ben Bernanke
Birth Place: Augusta, Georgia, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 13 December 1953
Age/How Old: 70 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 172 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 85 Kg
In Pounds – 187.39 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Philip Bernanke
Mother – Edna Bernanke
Siblings: 2
School: J.V. Martin Junior High School, Dillon High School
College: Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Anna Friedmann (m. 1978)
Kids/Children Name: 2
Profession: Economist, Businessman
Net Worth: $4 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Ben Bernanke is an American economist. He has his complete name as Ben Shalom Bernanke. He works at the Brookings Institution. He has also served as the chairperson of the United States’ central bank from 2006 to 2014. Ben had been a professor in economics at the Princeton University and was the head of the department. He worked there from 1996 till 2002. In 2009, he was given the title “Time Person of the Year.”

Well, how well do you know about Ben Bernanke? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Ben Bernanke’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Ben Bernanke to date.

Biography and Early Life

Ben Bernanke was born on 13 December in 1953. He was born in Augusta, Georgia. But he was raised and had his childhood spent in Dillon, South Carolina. His father’s name is Philip; he worked as a pharmacist. Bernanke’s mother Edna used to teach in an elementary school. He was born with two other siblings who are younger than him. He has a brother named Seth and a sister, Sharon. Ben Bernanke was taken to a Jewish family.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ben Bernanke in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ben Bernanke’s age is 70 years old as of today’s date 24th July 2024 having been born on 13 December 1953. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 172 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 187.39 lbs in Pound and 85kg in Kilograms.


Ben Bernanke had his initial education from J.V. Martin Junior High School, where he completed his elementary education. The latter was completed in Dillon High School. He was a scholar from his high school level. He used to be the class valedictorian and has taken part in various national-level competitions. For his higher studies, he joined Harvard University in 1971. He achieved an A.B. and A.M. degree in economics with the completion of his graduation in 1975. In 1979, he attained a Ph.D. in economics from the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT).

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Ben Bernanke has married Anna Friedmann. They both had their first meet through a blind date and got married in 1978. His wife was a graduate of Wellesley College. They both are blessed with two children whose are named Joel and Alyssa. There are no further details about his personal life, but he shares a peaceful marital life.

Is Ben Bernanke Gay?

No, Ben Bernanke is not at all gay. He has a married life with two children of his own. This can say that he is undoubtedly not gay, and his sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

Ben Bernanke started working before his 20s. During his initial days, he used to work on the construction site for a hospital. He even has served as a waiter in some restaurants. He used to work in the summers to take out his college expenses. Later, after completing his graduation, he started teaching as a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

He worked there from 1979 till 1985. After that, he moved to New York University, where he had his job as a visiting professor. He has also been a professor and lecturer at Princeton University, where he was the head of the economics department. His tenure period for the same was from 1996 to 2002, after which he took a public service leave.

Apart from being an economist and professor, Bernanke was the Federal Reserve Bank’s chairperson (Central Bank of the US) from the year 2006 till 2014.


Ben Bernanke has won many awards and titles as a successful economist. He has received the Distinguished Leadership in Government Award from Columbia Business School. He earned the Order of the Palmetto in 2006. In 2009, he was given the title of the “TIME magazine person of the year.” There are even some more to his list of achievements.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ben Bernanke in 2024

Ben Bernanke Net Worth
Ben Bernanke Net Worth

As of 2024, The net worth of Ben Bernanke is $4 million. His salary as the Head of the Federal Reserve was $180 Thousand. He has his role as a professor, an author, and a businessman. All his income is through these three sectors. Hence, his current net worth is well justified.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Ben Bernanke is also a liked author. He is the author of the book “The Courage to Act.” To date, he has written a total of 97 books.

Ben Bernanke is a successful man today with his hard work and talent. He was a scholar student from a very young age, which helped him achieve his name as an economist. His talent led him to get through the position of the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. All his dedication towards work and interest for betterment has really paid him well.


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