Leon Panetta
Leon Panetta
Real Name/Full Name Leon Edward Panetta
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Leon Panetta
Birth Place: Monterey, California
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 28 June 1938
Age/How Old: 85 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
Eye Color: N/A
Hair Color: N/A
Parents Name: Father – Carmelo Frank Panetta
Mother – Carmelina Maria (Prochilo)
Siblings: N/A
School: San Carlos School, (Monterey), Junípero Serra School (Carmel) Monterey High School,
College: Santa Clara University, Santa Clara University School of Law
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Sylvia Marie Varni (m.1962)
Kids/Children Name: Christopher, Jimmy and Carmelo
Profession: Politician
Net Worth: $6 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Leadership starts from a very young age. The good thing about leadership is that it doesn’t go with class and someone’s identity, whatever you do becomes a success and people seem to be attracted to you. With time, your idea and suggestions become so meaningful to them that they wouldn’t be at peace to make comments without hearing your view. As a leader, you are expected to give guidance to your people of whatever kind.

The way you conduct yourself the first time you are given an opportunity to serve people will determine how many more opportunities you’ll get in the future. Looking at the life of Leon Panetta and how many years he has been in leadership now. Leo Panetta was appointed a leader in junior high and since then, he’s been going through levels to date.

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

Biography and Early Life

It was on 28th of June in 1938 when Leon Edward Panetta landed on planet earth. At the time of his birth, his parents Carmelo Frank Panetta and Carmelina Maria (Prochilo) were living in Monterey, California, United States. His parents are both Italian immigrants from Siderno, Calabria in Italy. His famly owned a restaurant in the 1940s in Monterey.

There is very little information available of whether Leon Panetta was the only child in the family or he had other siblings. This is because, although he is very generous with information, he doesn’t mention anything about his siblings. Although both of his parents are Italians, he is American by birth.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Leon Panetta in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Leon Panetta’s age is 85 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 28 June 1938. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 170cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165lbs in Pound and 75 kg in Kilograms.


For any parent, the beginning of their children’s success is hidden in the books and therefore, they are always ready to spend up to their last penny to educate their children. Things were not different for Leon as his parents enrolled him to the best schools they could afford. Being a Christian, they decided to enroll him two different Catholic grammar schools: Junípero Serra School (Carmel) and San Carlos School (Monterey).

After graduating from grammar school, he was enrolled to a public school located in Monterey and it was known as Monterey High School. At Monterey, he got involved into student politics and became a member of Junior Statesmen of America.

During his junior years, he became the Student Body’s vice president and at senior year, he was elected the president. He joined Santa Clara University, California in 1956 and in 1960, he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A in Political Science. He later joined Santa Clara University School of Law and received a Juris Doctor in 1960. In 1964, he became a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and served in Army Military Intelligence as an officer and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal. Two years later, he discharged as a First Lieutenant.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

It would be one thing to be successful in your career and another one to make it in your love life. If you have managed to have both, you should count yourself to be among the lucky few. Luckily, one of the people in this category is Leon Panetta. In early 1960s, he met Sylvia Marie and realized she was the best woman for him. The two dated for some time and in 1969, they exchanged their marriage vows and are together to date. Apart from him having a loving and supportive wife, he is also a father of three sons who have now made him a grandfather of six. His sons are named Jimmy, Carmelo and Christopher.

Being the good father Leon Panetta is, one of his sons Jimmy followed into his father’s footsteps and vied for the same seat that his father had sat on a few years ago. Luckily, he won the elections and became the congress man of the 20th District.

Is Leon Panetta Gay?

Leon Panetta is definitely not gay. His relationship and marriage to Sylvia Marie is enough to prove that he has no interest in gay relationships.

Professional Career

After being a leader for many years in high school and University, he felt it was now time to use his leadership skills in serving his country. Therefore, he joined politics in 1966 as a legislative assistant for Thomas Kuchel was the Republican Senator.

Thomas was the Senate Minority Whip from California and many people admired him and he also became the perfect role model for Panetta. He also became the assistant of the Education, Welfare Department and Health Department of the United States, Robert H.Finch. Later, in 1971 he joined Republican Party and many other political positions.


At the same time, Leon Panetta has won many awards in the process. Some of these include; Abraham Lincoln Award, Golden Plow Award, President’s Award, and Law Alumni Special Achievement Award and many others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Leon Panetta in 2024

Leon Panetta Net Worth
Leon Panetta Net Worth

Leona is not only known for his successful career in politics, but he has also earned great wealth in the process. As of 2024, his net worth stands at $6 million, all of which he has earned through his years in politics.

Leon was raised in the Catholic faith and up to now, he is still practicing it and has also raised his children and grandchildren under the same faith.


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