Janet Yellen
Janet Yellen
Real Name/Full Name Janet Louise Yellen
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Janet Yellen
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 13 August 1946
Age/How Old: 77 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres –  160 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms –  52 Kg
In Pounds – 115 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: White
Parents Name: Father –   Julius Yellen
Mother –  Anna Ruth
Siblings: John Yellen
School: Fort Hamilton High School
College: Pembroke College in Brown University and Yale University
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: George Akerlof (m. 1978)
Kids/Children Name: Robert Akerlof
Profession: Secretary of the United States treasury, economist and professor
Net Worth: $18 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Janet Louise Yellen is known to the world by being the secretary of the United States treasury. She was also in the headlines when she was sworn in as the 15th Chair of the Federal Reserve. She has a great interest in economics and is a great economist. It is undoubtedly a proud moment for her and the world because she became the first woman ever to hold such respectful positions. Apart from her political career, she is also a “professor emerita” at the University of California.

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

Biography and Early Life

Janet was born was 13th August 1946. She is a native of Brooklyn, New York, in the United States. She was born as the second child to Julius Yellen and Anna Ruth. Her mother served as a teacher, and her father worked as a physician. During her high school days, she developed a great interest in economics and was greatly influenced by her professors George and Hershel. Her teachers had always remarked her to be one of the brightest students.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Janet Yellen in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Janet Yellen’s age is 77 years old as of today’s date 20th June 2024 having been born on 13 August 1946. Though, she is 5′ 2″ in feet and inches and 160 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 115 lbs in Pound and 52kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is White.


Janet first went to the Fort Hamilton High School. After getting graduated in 1962, she later went to Pembroke College at Brown University. Then in 1967, she pursued a degree in economics. She did not settle for that and wanted to study more and then went to Yale University to get a Ph.D. She completed her graduation in 1971 and became the first woman of the University to do so.  She joined the University of California in the year 1980 as a faculty.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Janet has fallen in love with her colleague at the University of California. She tied the knot with George Akerlof in 2001. The couple is blessed to have one child, Robert. Robert is also pursuing his career in Economics at Yale University. The couple has supported many charity projects and has included some grave social issues.

Is Janet Yellen Lesbian?

No, Janet Yellen is definitely not lesbian as we know of now. She has been married to a man in her life and is the mother of one son. This no way proves that she is a lesbian.

Professional Career

As she was so meticulous, so she got the job at the Harvard University as an assistant professor. In 1977, she entered the political world because of Edwin M. Truman when she was part of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. However, she had to leave her post because she wanted to join her husband in London.

Then she became a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1980. Then she was appointed as a professor in Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Then she had to leave the post in 1994 when President Bill recruited her again to the Reserve Board of Governors. After three years of sheer hard work, she became the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. Again she made a return to Federal Reserve in 2004.

Finally, in 2020, the newly elected President Joe proclaimed to announce her as the Treasury secretary. There was a grand swearing-in ceremony where she was given the post and became the first woman to do this.


Janet has been honored with Hass School’s outstanding teaching award twice. She has achieved many doctorate degrees like Doctor of Laws, Humane Letters, Commercial Science, Social Science, Science, and Philosophy. She has received the Adam Smith Award. She has also won the Elizabeth Blackwell Award, Radcliffe Medal, The Legend in Leadership Award, and much more.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Janet Yellen in 2024

Janet Yellen Net Worth
Janet Yellen Net Worth

The net worth of Janet Yellen is estimated in the year 2024 and found to be $18 million. She earned this significant sum of income by being the United States treasury secretary, economist, and professor.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

The following are some interesting facts about Janet Yellen:

  • In her honor, The Federal Reserve Board established an award for Janet L. Yellen to acknowledge all the other workers’ work.
  • She has given many great ideas to improve the financial structure of the United States.
  • She has been given the title of being a ‘dove of monetary policies.’
  • She served as the 19th Vice-Chair of the Federal Reserve under the United States’ former president, Barack Obama.
  • One of her professors at the University, Joseph Stiglitz, called Janet one of the brightest and the most intelligent students of his. Joseph was a Nobelist.
  • She served as the CEO and president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in the year 2004.
  • In 2020, she was chosen by Joe Biden to be the Treasury secretary in his Cabinet.

Janet has proved that we give in the right amount of hard work and determination and pursue anything we like. She is a great inspiration for every woman out there. She is also known to be included in some controversies regarding her ideas, but the one notable thing is that she had always kept a stand for her views and speaks up for everything she feels, which can make things better. Also, she is a hardworking and loving mother and wife.


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