John Kerry
John Kerry
Real Name/Full Name John Forbes Kerry
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: John Kerry
Birth Place: Aurora, Colorado
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 11 December 1943
Age/How Old: 80 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 193 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 100 Kg
In Pounds – 220 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: White
Parents Name: Father – Richard John Kerry
Mother –Rosemary Forbes
Siblings: N/A
School: Officer Candidate School
College: Yale University
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Teresa Heinz (1995), Julia Thorne (1970-1988)
Kids/Children Name: Alexandra and Vanessa Kerry
Profession: Politician and diplomat
Net Worth: $270 million
Last Updated: July 2024

They say politics is life but what they don’t know is that being actively involved in politics is a whole new thing. Not many people join politics and are able to retire with a good reputation while others join the field and end up frustrated and lost. Therefore, being a successful politician like John Kerry is deserves an applaud.

He is not only a politician but also a diplomat who has served in different offices including being the United States Special Presidential Envoy For Climate, Lieutenant Governor for Massachusetts as well as the United States Senator from Massachusetts. In the 2004 elections, he was nominated by the Democratic Party to be their candidate for President of the United States.

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

Biography and Early Life

This successful politician and diplomat were born in Aurora, Colorado at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center on 11th of December in 1943. He is the second born of four children of Richard John Kerry and Rosemary Forbes. His father was a lawyer and a Foreign Service Officer while his mother was a nurse and a social activist.

His mother was Episcopalian while his father was raised a Catholic and therefore brought up his children under the same foundation. John was very much involved in church activities and at one point, he served as an altar boy. Before his father’s discharge from the Army, John was a military brat and this explains why he got so interested in serving his country. The names of his three siblings are not mentioned.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is John Kerry in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, John Kerry’s age is 80 years old as of today’s date 25th July 2024 having been born on 11 December 1943. Though, he is 6′ 3″ in feet and inches and 193 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 220 lbs in Pound and 100kg in Kilograms.


When John was young, his family moved a lot from one State to another due to the nature of his father’s job. Therefore, at some point, he was forced to go back to the US and attend a boarding school when his family was living in Oslo, Norway. He first schooled at Fessenden School which is located in Newton, Massachusetts, before he joined St. Paul’s School located in Concord, New Hampshire. He learned great skills in public speaking at St. Paul’s and this is also where his interest in politics was developed.

After graduating from high school, he enrolled in Yale University in 1962 and majored in Political Science. He was residing in Jonathan Edwards College.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

John Kerry With Wife Teresa Heinz
John Kerry With Wife Teresa Heinz

When at the University, he started dating Janet Auchincloss who was First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s younger half-sister. This gave him an opportunity of spending time with the family of then-President John F. Kennedy. Their relationship however didn’t last long, and they parted ways shortly after.

In 1970, he got married to Julia Thorne, and they were blessed with two daughters named Alexandra Kerry and Vanessa Kerry. Alexandra is a filmmaker while Vanessa is a physician. The couple however got divorced on 25th July in 1988 but remained good friends. But on 27th April 2006, Julia died of cancer.

Kerry decided to give love a chance and this time, he decided to marry a Mozambican-born philanthropist and businesswoman Teresa Heinz. Teresa was the wife of late Pennsylvania Republican Senator John Heinz who was Kerry’s colleague. The two had been introduced in 1990 by Heinz, and they became good friends. He died in a plane crash in 1991. Heinz and Teresa had three kids named Andre, enry John IV, and Christopher.

Is John Kerry Gay?

John Kerry is definitely not gay. His two marriages is enough to show that he is only interested in women.

Professional Career

In 1966, he joined the Naval Reserve and from 1968 to 1969, he was in South Vietnam in a four-month abbreviated tour of duty. He was the OIC or officer-in-charge of a Swift Boat. He earned several combat medals from this service which include: three Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and a Silver Star. He later decided to become the spokesperson of Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

After graduating from Boston College of Law, he started serving as an Assistant District Attorney and was able to co-found a private firm. From there, his life moved from one position to the next in the political ladder. At the end of it all, he became a presidential candidate of the Democratic Party in the 2004 presidential elections in the US.


This guy has managed to achieve a lot in his life. During his early service in the Army, he won different combat medals. When he joined active politics, he managed to achieve a lot and quickly climbed the ladder to positions where most of his counterparts have never reached.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of John Kerry in 2024

John Kerry Net Worth
John Kerry Net Worth

This man is not only famous but also very wealthy. Although he has not revealed his annual income, a net worth of $270 million as of 2024. He has earned all this wealth through his different occupations throughout his career life.

John Kerry has a great story to tell when it comes to all the ministries and positions he has held in the government since he started off in the army. The good thing is, he never gets tired of serving his fellow countrymen and always gives his best in every opportunity he gets.


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