Ethel Kennedy
Ethel Kennedy
Real Name/Full Name Ethel Skakel Kennedy
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Ethel Kennedy
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 11 April 1928
Age/How Old: 96 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 171 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 73 Kg
In Pounds – 161 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father –George Skakel
Mother –Ann Brannack
Siblings: Georgiann 1918-1983, James 1921-1998, George Jr 1922-1966, Rushton 1923-2003, Patricia 1925-2000, Ann 1933-
School: Greenwich Academy
College: Convent of the Sacred Heart
Manhattanville College
Religion: Catholic
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Widow
Boyfriend: Robert F. Kennedy
Husband/Spouse Name: Robert F. Kennedy (m. 1950, died 1968)
Kids/Children Name: David, Max, Rory, Courtney, Kerry, Michael, Christopher, Douglas, Joseph, Kathleen, Robert Jr.
Profession: Human Rights Advocate
Net Worth: $50 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Ethel Kennedy is a staunch human rights activist. She assumed her duties as an activist after the assassination of her husband, Robert F. Kennedy. Besides, he is an environmentalist and has been honored as well as winning awards for the same. Besides, he has 11 children with her late husband, after which she chooses not to get married again. Through hard work and determination, he has attracted several millions of dollars as her net worth.

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

Biography and Early Life

Ethel Kennedy was born on 11th April 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, in the U.S.A. Ethel Kennedy’s father is George Skakel, and her mother is Ann Brannock. Her father was a Protestant of Dutch origin and was also a businessman, while her mother was a Catholic of Irish descent and was also a secretary.

Her early life was quite challenging since she lost both of her parents in 1955 during a plane crash. Ethel Kennedy had six siblings. Among the daughters, Ethel Kennedy was the third, and among all the siblings, she was the second last born. She lost five of her siblings; Georgiann, James, George Jr, Rushton, and Patricia. Her only living sister is Ann, who was born in 1933.

Ethel together with her husband were welcoming people. In fact, they used to host several parties and events at their home where they received guests both locally and internationally. Ethel Kennedy’s marriage was blessed with 11 kids, namely David, Max, Rory, Courtney, Kerry, Michael, Christopher, Douglas, Joseph, Kathleen, Robert Jr.

Her family was united and happily living until one fateful night where her life and that of her children changed forever. It was around midnight on 5th June 1968 when armed men broke into their homes. Robert F. Kennedy was stabbed and wounded to death. By the time he was rushed to the hospital early in the morning, her husband had already bled too much, and it was too late for him to survive.

The day of his death was made a national mourning day by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president of the U.S at that time. At the time of the death of her husband, Ethel Kennedy was expecting her last-born child Rory who was born after the death of his father. From then, she vowed not to remarry again as the trauma was too much to bear.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ethel Kennedy in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Ethel Kennedy’s age is 96 years old as of today’s date 23rd May 2024 having been born on 11 April 1928. Though, she is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 171 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 161 lbs in Pound and 73kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Brown.


Ethel Kennedy was enrolled in Greenwich Academy in Greenwich, Connecticut. Later she joined the Convent of the Sacred Heart located in Manhattan and graduated in 1945. She later enrolled in Manhattanville College.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Ethel Kennedy is generally outgoing. In fact, she met her husband for the first time in Canada in 1945 when she was on a ski trip in Quebec’s Mont Tremblant Resort. Ethel Kennedy fell in love with his boyfriend Robert F. Kennedy. Together, the two lovers got engaged in 1950 in February.

The same year on 17th June, the lovers were united in marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenwich located in Connecticut. At that time, Robert F. Kennedy assumed a number of investigation tasks as counsel of the U.S Senate. Politically, Ethel Kennedy is associated with the Democrat group.

Is Ethel Kennedy Lesbian?

Ethel Kennedy is neither lesbian, gay, nor bisexual. Ethel is straight. She fell in love with the opposite gender and ended up marrying his boyfriend, Robert F. Kennedy. The couple was blessed with 11 children of their own. Thus, she is not a lesbian nor is she gay.

Professional Career

Ethel Kennedy founded the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights in 1968 in honor of his late husband. In 2001, she went to jail to visit peasant activists, specifically Rodolfo Montiel and others. In 2016, she joined hundreds of other people who engaged in a peaceful walk to the house of the chairman of Wendy, a fast food industry, who was Nelson Peltz in Palm Beach, with the aim of supporting local farmers based on human rights organization as they wanted higher pay for the farmers.


  • Ethel Kennedy was honored by a medal by President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
  • In 2014, the bridge over Anacostia River was renamed ‘Ethel Kennedy Bridge’ in Columbia in her honor and advocacy for environmental change.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ethel Kennedy in 2024

Ethel Kennedy Net Worth
Ethel Kennedy Net Worth

As of 2024, Ethel Kennedy’s net worth is $50 million. Her source of income is partly from an inheritance from her husband and others from her hard work. Her foundation is also a good source of income where her other business brings in money to fund the non-profit organization.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Ethel’s best actor is Anthony Hopkins, and her best actress is Eva Marie. Her favorite fruit is Olive fruit, and her best food is Pretzel. Also, she loves the book The Tin Drum.

Ethel Kennedy is an outstanding human rights activist whose career path was influenced by the death of her husband. Thereafter, she has actively joined other people to defend the rights of the minority and the underprivileged. She was happily married until she was widowed. Besides, Ethel had 11 children of her own.


  1. Wow now that looks like modern reporters work, Robert Kennedy was shot as he was leaving after announcing he would run for president, it happened on live TV. How did this ever get so messed up ? Has to be modern reporting


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