Recently, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been in the headlines due to his decision to run for president in 2024. The environmental lawyer and anti-vaccine activist is running for president as a Democrat. According to various media outlets, he has already filed the paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.
The news of the filing was confirmed by his campaign treasurer, John E. Sullivan on Wednesday. Last month, Kennedy Jr. took to his Twitter page and stated that he was thinking about a presidential run. At that time, he tweeted, “If it looks like I can raise the money and mobilize enough people to win, I’ll jump in the race.”
For those unaware, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the son of U.S. Senator and attorney general Robert F. Kennedy who was assassinated in the year 1968. Along with this, he is the nephew of the late President John F. Kennedy. Read on to learn everything about Robert F. Kennedy Jr. including his early life, education, and net worth.
Who is Robert F. Kennedy Jr.?
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is an environmental lawyer and author best known for promoting anti-vaccine propaganda and conspiracy theories. He was born on January 17, 1954, to Senator and attorney general Robert F. Kennedy and his wife Ethel Kennedy. He is one of the eleven kids of the pair.
Kennedy Jr. was raised in his family homes located in McLean, Virginia, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He was only 9 years old when his uncle President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in the year 1963. On the other hand, his dad was assassinated while he was running for president in the 1968 Democratic presidential primaries. At that point, he was only 14 years old.
Later on, Robert received his high school diploma from the Palfrey Street School in Massachusetts. Soon after, he graduated from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree in American History and Literature in 1976. For his further education, he went to other institutions like the London School of Economics, the University of Virginia, and Pace University.
In the year 1999, Kennedy Jr. lend a helping hand in founding the non-profit environmental group Waterkeeper Alliance. Back in the day, he even played the role of the president of its board. From the year 1984 to 2017, he served as the senior attorney for another non-profit organization called the Natural Resources Defense Council. He is also an author who has written or edited nearly 10 books.
A deep dive into the net worth of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. estimated net worth is somewhat around $50 million. Over the years, he has been in the limelight due to numerous controversies. In the past, he has been charged for possession of marijuana and heroin. Then, he was sentenced to 2 years of probation and 1,500 hours of community service.
The next thing on Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s mind is to run for president as a Democrat in 2024. Who will you root for during the 2024 presidential elections? Feel free to share your opinion with us in the comments section below. Check this space for more updates about politics.