Henry Paulson
Henry Paulson
Real Name/Full Name Henry Merritt Paulson Jr
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Henry Paulson
Birth Place: Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 28 March 1946
Age/How Old: 78 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 201 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 159 lbs
Eye Color: Greenish-blue
Hair Color: White
Parents Name: Father –Henry Merritt Paulson
Mother –Marianne Paulson
Siblings: N/A
School: Barrington High School
College: Dartmouth College (BA)
Harvard University (MBA)
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: Wendy Judge
Wife/Spouse Name: Wendy Judge Paulson
Kids/Children Name: Amanda Clark Paulson, and Merrit Paulson
Profession: Businessman
Net Worth: $750 million
Last Updated: 2024

Henry Poulson was a brilliant person that was noticed at an early age. Despite being able to study effectively and engage in extra-curricular activities, he could excel on both sides. Henry Poulson’s business skills were shaped from an early age, having been born from a family that engaged in business.

However, he became more distinguished in business to the point of founding Gold Sachs that is successfully managing several individual and corporate finances globally to date. In addition, his expertise earned him the chance to serve under two presidents’ administrations for different tasks. These two jobs significantly contributed to his overall net worth.

Henry Poulson has worked with the presidential administration of President Richard Nixon and President and President George W. Bush. Currently, he owns the Poulson Institute that is engaging in diverse businesses.

Henry Poulson is married and blessed with 2 children. He is currently living in Chicago.

Well, how well do you know about Henry Paulson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Henry Paulson’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 Henry Paulson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Henry Paulson was born on 28th March 1946 in Palma Beach, Florida. Henry Paulson’s family was a middle-class family with a farm in Barrington, Illinois. Henry Poulson’s ancestry line could be traced to include German and English Canadian ancestry.

His parents engaged in business and had specialized in selling jewelry wholesale. The family upholds the Christian faith, and Henry Paulson was brought up in the doctrines of the Christianity religion. Henry Poulson had 7 siblings.

Henry Paulson was an all-around person who could balance his education and other extra-curricular activities. He enjoyed playing football, participated in wrestling games, engaged in Boy Scout, and he was an active athlete while in high school.

While in college, Henry Paulson entered a relationship with Wendy Judge at the time when he was a senior student.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Henry Paulson in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Henry Paulson’s age is 78 years old as of today’s date 16th July 2024 having been born on 28 March 1946. Though, he is 6′ 7″ in feet and inches and 201 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 159 lbs in Pound and 72kg in Kilograms.


Henry Paulson was enrolled in Barrington High School and graduated in 1964. He was an active scout’s member where he once attained the rank of Eagle Scouts. His newly attained rank earned him an Eagle Scout Award in the Boy Scouts of America.

He later joined Dartmouth College, where he studied Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a major in English and graduated in 1968. Henry Paulson joined Harvard University, where he pursued a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and graduated in 1970. After completing his master’s education, Henry Paulson declined a Rhode Scholarship that he declined.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Henry Paulson With Wife Wendy Judge Paulson
Henry Paulson With Wife Wendy Judge Paulson

The birthplace for Henry Paulson was Palm Beach in Florida. He got into a love relationship with Wendy. The two loved each other despite the ups and downs of the love relationship, and their union resulted in marriage. Once married, Wendy Judge’s name was changed to Wendy Judge Poulson.

Wendy Judge Poulson is a strong believer in the Christianity faith. As couples with common religious beliefs, the Poulson family taught the Christianity doctrines to their children.

Henry Poulson’s marriage was blessed with two children; Henry Merrit Paulson III, popularly known as Merrit Paulson, owns a sports-team, and Amanda Paulson, a journalist. It was until 2007 that Henry Paulson welcomed the first grandchild to their home.

Henry Paulson’s own 2 homes in Chicago, and one home is found in the Barrington Hills, Chicago.

Is Henry Paulson Gay?

Henry Poulson is neither gay nor bisexual. Henry Poulson is straight. He showed interest in an opposite-gender relationship, Wendy Judge, whom he later married. However, unlike other popular celebrities who may have more than one love relationship, Henry Poulson was faithful to his first girlfriend, Wendy, whom he made his wife.

Henry Poulson and his wife together had 2 children of their own. Thus, Henry Poulson is not gay.

Professional Career

In 1970, Henry Poulson worked at The Pentagon as the Assistant Secretary of Defence. After working at The Pentagon until 1972, he worked with the United States president’s administration. He was as an assistant of John Ehrlichman, a legal counselor and president’s assistant of the Domestic Affairs department from 1972 to 1973. At that time, the president in command was President Richard Nixon.

Henry Poulson is well versed with the banking system of American, having worked as a banker. In fact, Henry Poulson was the CEO and chairman of Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs is among the top leading investment bank in the world. The bank manages investment, prime brokerage, management of assets, and securities underwriting services, among other financial services to its clients across the globe.

Henry Poulson’s outstanding banking skills and expertise earned him a job as the 74th United States Secretary of the Treasury from 10th July 2006 to 20th January 2009. He was the Secretary of the treasury during the reign of President George W. Bush. However, Henry Poulson had to sell all his Gold Sachs shares before attaining the Secretary of the Treasury post to eliminate possible conflict of interest in his new post.

After his term in the treasury department ended, Henry Poulson joined the Paulson Institute, in which he is the chairman to date. Paulson Institute, which came into being in 2011, aims at enhancing global environmental wellbeing and enhance sustainable economic development amidst climate change.

Henry Poulson is an active Republican member.


  • Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in the Boy Scouts of America
  • In 2019, Henry Poulson received the Alumni Achievement Award at the Harvard Business School.
  • In 2011, Henry Poulson was awarded the Environmental Achievements Award by the Environmental Institute.
  • In 2011, Henry Poulson received the Leadership Award for Advancing U.S-China Relations.
  • In 2007, he received the Golden Plate Award from the Mayor of Chicago under the American Academy of Achievement.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Henry Paulson in 2024

Henry Paulson Net Worth
Henry Paulson Net Worth

As of 2024, Henry Poulson’s Net worth is $750 million. The major contributor to his net worth was obtained from Gold Sachs, where he worked as the CEO. After selling his Gold Sachs shares to attain the secretary position, the transaction was allowed to be tax-free and earned him an extra saving from tax emission amounting to $200-$250 million.

He also worked as the 74th Secretary of the Treasury of America that paid him handsomely. Besides, Paulson Institute, his business institution, has also contributed to his net worth. Currently, Henry Poulson’s salary is estimated to be about $1 million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Henry Poulson earned a Distinguished Eagle Scout Award; the award is only given to members who served more than 25 years in Eagle Scout, contrary to Henry Poulson’s membership years.

Henry Poulson is a smart business person. His business expertise had made him work with prominent people while performing his task as the president’s administration. However, Henry Poulson is famous for his secretarial position. In addition, his contributions as the CEO of the Gold Sachs has made the company among the top leading financial service provider on the globe.


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